Monday, November 15, 2010

The guy who makes his living being a badass

Came across this story here about Max Hardberger, the guy who makes his living stealing back boats stolen by pirates. Pirating pirated ships is like being a double-pirate, therefore that makes him pretty much awesome already, but reading some of his exploits should have Hollywood lining up to get this guys life into a movie.

Over the years, he's distracted crews with prostitutes and witch doctors, bribed officials to look the other way, conned Russian mobsters and hidden from naval radar by riding out thunderstorms at sea; he's even taken a 10,000-tonne freighter out of Haiti while the 2004 revolution was going on around him. 


Here's a guy you'll never be as awesome as


All that and he's never failed to take a boat back. 


Oh and he also has an English degree from the University of New Orleans, an MA in poetry and fiction from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa (one of the best creative-writing programs in the US), has a law degree from the University of Northern California, and has taught English and history at high school.




39 comments:

  1. glad to see someone knows what a real pirate is instead of some weirdo Disney guy >.>, real pirates are awesome...and it happens everyday

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  2. i'll definitely check out the movie when it's out. that guy must have some serious balls to do what he does

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  3. excellent story mang, i read the whole thing

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  4. im probly more awesome than that guy, but im high. fuck year. thank you

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  5. Wow, now there's a cool bad ass guy.

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  6. Definitely awesome guy, I also want to be a pirate 'cause a pirate is free.

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  7. Great post. waiting for more updates

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  8. i loveee your blog,,visit mine..

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  9. sending in my application to intern with this guy

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  10. nice, looking forward to the next post

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  11. this is a good follow up to your last post

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  12. Hahaha, I just need to look about his entire history! Remind me of the last badass I read about (Nikola Tesla)!

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  13. Awesome read! thx for sharing!

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  14. this dude owns
    keep up the good work

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  15. Holy shit that's awesome, I'm going to have to read that now haha.

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  16. This man reminds me of Lord of war, just how he goes into very hostile areas and does business with very dangerous people. Sounds like a very risk taking man.

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  17. Cool story, bro!
    Following your blog

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  18. In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard Following!

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  19. "he's distracted crews with prostitutes and witch doctors"
    hahaha this guys got guts

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