Well, 2008 is over. What a year. They say life's like a ship, and that was never more apparent than last year. It had it's high points and low points, like a boat riding the tides, and more than it's fair share of barnacles on it's undersides. Yes, like a bird. It swooped and glided through the air like a Golden Eagle, swooping on unsuspecting puppies and eating them, before being illegally poached. Indeed, life is like an onion - you peel of the layers, sometimes you cry, then you put it in soup. That was what 2008 was like.
If you were expecting a joke about seamen and poop decks, you should feel disappointed with yourself.