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Pirate Junkies | Deck Hands

Pirate Junkies | Deck Hands


>>ROCKIN’ RODNEY: I FEEL SAFE OUT THERE. THE C BUOY IS THE LAST BUOY OUT THERE. I HIT THAT C BUOY, I REACH UP, I THROW THAT BITCH ON PILOT. I TURN THE RADAR ON AND WE RIDE. ♪ ♪>BOB SPAETH: SCOTTY, YEAH HE WORKED FOR ME. SCOTTY GETS OFF HIS MEDICINE AND HE GOES BONKERS AND TEARS UP STUFF TILL THEY THROW HIM IN JAIL.>SCOTT ‘SPACE’: I’VE BEEN LET GO ON ISLAND TIME. HEALING. BECAUSE I BROKE MY FINGER IN THREE PLACES ON THE BOAT. SO I DON’T HAVE REAL
MEDICAL INSURANCE OR NONE OF THAT STUFF, SO… NO, NOT IN TWO MONTHS BECAUSE I BROKE MY FINGER. SO I GOTTA HEAL UP AND I’VE BEEN LIVING OUT ON THIS ISLAND OUT HERE. A LITTLE DESERTED ISLAND. SO… OKAY. THERE WE GO. YEAH, DON’T WORRY. I’M A LITTLE WORRIED BECAUSE SOMETIMES A THIRD PERSON KINDA CAN THROW IT OFF. I ASKED GOD FOR SOMETHING ELSE TO DO BESIDES DRINKING AND DRUGS SO HE GAVE ME THIS CANOE FOR 50 BUCKS. SOMETHING TO DO. A LITTLE HOBBY. BECAUSE I GOTTA MAKE THE DRINK. I’VE BEEN CRAVING MOUNTAIN DEW. I DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT THE VODKA ANYMORE, IT’S JUST A THING. IT’S A GOOD TRUTH SERUM. OKAY. WOULD YOU HAND THIS TO MY MATE THERE CAROL? OH SORRY I’M SHAKING.>WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING FOR WORK?>SPACE: AH, NOTHING. I DID ONE THING IN THE ICEHOUSE. I’VE BEEN DIVING THROUGH GARBAGE CANS TO LIVE AND PEOPLE GIVING ME STUFF. I’VE ONLY WORKED TWO DAYS. LIKE I SAID, I BROKE MY FINGER. WE WERE PULLING UP TO A BOAT. SWAPPING BAIT ACROSS. IT WASN’T SAFE AND WE COLLIDED TOGETHER AND I HAPPENED TO BE UP THERE HANDING ACROSS BAIT AND GOT MY FINGER STUCK IN BETWEEN THE TWO. GOT THROWN UP LIKE SIX FEET IN THE AIR. LUCKY I DIDN’T GET MY WHOLE HAND RIPPED OFF. I DIDN’T EVEN GO SEE A DOCTOR. I JUST CAME OUT HERE, PUT A SPLINT ON IT. I BUMMED SOME ANTIBIOTICS FROM PEOPLE.>THEY DIDN’T TAKE CARE OF YOU THOUGH?>SPACE: NO. NO. THEY TAKE THEIR $10,000. YOU GET YOUR $500. YOU BETTER BE HAPPY WITH IT OR YOU AIN’T GOT A JOB. THEY’LL HIRE SOMEONE ELSE. YOU WANNA COMPLAIN, THAT’S THE WAY THE GAME GOES. YOU WANNA F—ING CRY, YOU CAN GO CRY SOMEWHERE ELSE. YOU KNOW. BECAUSE THERE’S PLENTY OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO WORK IN THE WORLD. SO THAT’S THE KIND
OF LIFE WE LIVE. ♪ ♪>SPACE: YEAH, THIS IS IT. THIS IS WHAT YOU GET. THIS IS THE FISHING
BENEFITS PACKAGE. AH,THANK YOU. UH-OH. CHECK THIS OUT. THIS IS MY SOLAR PANEL. WHEN I USED TO HAVE MY PHONE WORKING I GOT A
SOLAR PANEL HERE. A LITTLE, YOU KNOW, PLUG IN YOUR PHONE HERE. LITTLE 12 VOLT FRIGGIN’ THING. DURING THE DAY I’LL MOVE IT OVER HERE. THAT’S LIKE THAT’S
LIKE 800 CLAMSHELLS. ABOUT THREE WEEKS OF COLLECTING CLAMS BECAUSE YOU GOTTA WAIT FOR THE TIDE TO GO IN AND OUT. HEY, IT’S A WEIMARANER. (DOGS BARKING) >SPACE: I SURRENDER! I SURRENDER! YEAH, I LOVE YOU TOO! YOU’RE GOOD HUNTING DOGS. YEAH. NOW THESE PEOPLE, JUST LIKE THIS GUY LIKE A MONTH AGO. YOU SEE HIS PICTURE ON THERE. ♪ THE DOG GRAVE. PET CEMETERY. THAT’S THE DOG. THAT’S KARL. THAT’S A MADEIRA BEACH DOG. THERE’S OTHER DOGS BURIED ON THIS ISLAND. BIG ROTTWEILERS AND OTHER STUFF. I POO BACK HERE A
COUPLE OF TIMES. AND I COME BACK IN
MY POO’S GONE. THE POO’S GONE. THE RODENTS WERE SO HUNGRY ON THIS ISLAND THAT THERE’S NOTHING TO EAT HERE THAT THEY WOULD EAT THE FRIGGING, MY POO. I WAS FEEDING THEM TOO. I WOULD LIKE HAVE A LITTLE BOWL OUT LIKE THEY WERE MY PETS. BUT WHEN THEY CHEWED THROUGH MY TENT AND GOT MY TWIZZLERS, LIKE THAT’S IT. SO THEN I STARTED THE KILLING SPREE. TWENTY-THREE BODIES. TWENTY-THREE CONFIRMED KILLS. I’M STARTING TO GET A LITTLE SKIN CANCER SPOTS
HERE AND THERE. THAT’S FROM 30 YEARS OUT IN THE SUN. LIKE OPEN SORES. IT AIN’T HERPES OR NOTHING, THIS IS SKIN CANCER. THIS IS THE BEGINNING STAGE OF SKIN CANCER. ALL THESE LITTLE SPOTS HERE. HOLY F—! I’M A TAX REFUGEE, OKAY. THIS IS THE RESULT OF NOT PAYING TAXES. WE GET A POCKET FULL OF MONEY, YOU LET US LOOSE ON LAND. THEN THE RENTS ARE HIGH AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO STAY IN A PLACE BUT TWO DAYS AND THEN WE’RE GONNA GO OUT. WHAT, ARE WE SUPPOSED TO RENT AN APARTMENT FOR A MONTH AND STAY THERE FOR FIVE DAYS? IT’S A REALLY STRANGE LIFE BEING A DECK HAND. YOU KNOW, I GOTTA LOVE IT, I GOTTA APPRECIATE I’M EVEN ALLOWED TO BREATHE. I’M NOT SITTING IN SOME PRISON OR MENTAL INSTITUTION. THAT’S ABOUT IT. AND DIGGING THROUGH FRIGGING DUMPSTERS, FRIGGING EATING FRIGGING FOOD OUT OF DUMPSTERS. AND IF PEOPLE GIVE ME FOOD. WHATEVER. WELL, THIS IS THE STATE OF FLORIDA’S ISLAND. I’M JUST USING IT FOR A LITTLE WHILE. (LAUGHING) (THUNDER) YEAH. I’M OUT.>BOB SPAETH: COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN ARE GOING
THE WAY OF THE WOODEN BOAT BUILDERS. IF THE TREND KEEPS GOING IT’S BEEN OVER THE
LAST 25 YEARS. THEY MIGHT BE INCORRIGIBLE AND ROUGH AND GRUFF, BUT IF THE S— HITS THE FAN, MY FRIEND, I WANT TO BE STANDING THERE WITH THOSE, THE SHANE LEES AND THE REST OF THEM. THEY’RE PIRATES. THEY’RE PIRATES AT HEART. ♪>ROCKIN’ RODNEY:ROCKIN’ RODNEY. I’VE FISHED 35 YEARS NEVER HAD ANYBODY HURT SERIOUSLY AND NEVER BEEN IN THE WATER. I’VE NEVER SUNK A BOAT. I’VE NEVER HAD TO CALL THE COAST GUARD. I DO HAVE ALL MY FINGERS. MOST OF MY FRIENDS CAN’T COUNT TO TEN BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE TEN FINGERS. THAT’S PART OF FISHING.>OZZY: YOU KNOW THAT MOST OF THESE PEOPLE HERE ARE JUNKIES, RIGHT? I MEAN, FULL-BLOWN. NO JOKE. I’M A FULL-BLOWN JUNKY. RODNEY IS NO DIFFERENT THAN ANY OF THEM. AND SO HE’S A FULL-BLOWN JUNKY ALONG WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND THAT’S A FULL-BLOWN JUNKY, ALONG WITH HER KID THAT’S A
FULL-BLOWN JUNKY. THEY’RE ALL JUNKIFIED.>FOR 51 YEARS OLD I’M CUT. 51 YEARS OLD, YOU SEE EVERY MUSCLE ON ME. I GO FISHING WITH GUYS THAT ARE 21 YEARS OLD AND THEY AIN’T GOT HALF THE TONE I GOT. MY BACK. THAT’S A WARSAW. THAT’S A BIG RED GROUPER. I THINK I GOT MY TOOTH IN HERE, THE LAST TOOTH I PULLED. THERE’S MY TOOTH. YOU THINK I’M KIDDING? I AIN’T KIDDING.>OZZY: YOU KNOW, WENT FROM COCAINE TO CRACK TO HEROIN TO SYNTHETIC HEROIN, OXYS AND SHOOTING UP ALL OF THAT. BUT MOST OF THEM ARE VERY DECENT PEOPLE AND I LIKE TO TRY TO HELP THEM AND TAKE CARE OF THEM WHERE I CAN AND DO THE BEST I CAN TO TAKE CARE OF THEM.>TO THE GULF. FISHING IN THE GULF.>PLAY US SOME ROB ZOMBIE AND SOME MARILYN MANSON. NOBODY’S EVER HAPPY. YOU KNOW. NOBODY’S EVER HAPPY, MAN. BUT YOU GOTTA KINDA TRY TO GET ALONG WITH PEOPLE. THERE’S ALWAYS A FEW IDIOTS IN THE CROWD, YOU KNOW. I MEAN, HALF MY FRIENDS ARE WHAT I CALL CORNBREAD REDNECKS. AND THEY ACCEPT ME FOR WHO I AM, YOU KNOW. THEY’D CLIMB THE GATES OF HELL FOR ME. WHICH I’LL DO THE SAME. SO WE’RE GONNA GET GROCERIES, ICE AND FUEL TOMORROW. INSTEAD OF CATCHING FIVE, SIX HUNDRED, I WANNA BUST THAT THOUSAND A DAY. A THOUSAND POUNDS A DAY IS $4500 A DAY. YOU’RE MAKING $4500 A DAY YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING. ♪

100 comments on “Pirate Junkies | Deck Hands

  1. "asked god for something else other than drinks and drugs so he gave me a canoe….."

    someone engrave that on a plaque

  2. Oh god vodka and Mt dew is a recipe for puking your guts. That shit does not mix well and doesn't hit the stomach easily either

  3. It’s easy to make jokes. I’m from FL and I grew up with people like this all over. If you’re a kid out fishing having a beer smoking a stog,these guys don’t come up n diddle you or rob you. They show you a better spot, ask for a stog, smoke it with you n tell you incredible stories. Even guys w track marks up n down their body were pretty decent. Because they worked for their food n were fine going without. The only 4 things a Floridian needs is a butt, a buzz, a babe, n a boat.

  4. I got my Able-Bodied Seaman rating from the coast guard, from working as a deckhand in the Gulf of Mexico oil field.

    I havent been to work since 2005. I was on the boat, coast hopping from Fourchon, Louisiana, to Texas, to get out of Hurricane Katrina's way.

    Meantime my home was being destroyed by it.

    And if I'm being honest, while I was on the boat that time,..I was ducked out on 40mg methadone wafers, hooked on any pain meds I could find,..which started from my severe Crohns Disease.

    In 2009, I sobered up, and never looked back.

  5. Please !!! help save that person there drowning !!! Sorry mate, I broke my finger ' on a vodka bottle cap . film someone that has substance. no pun intended . cap Dave OK

  6. WOW. REALLY. . JUNKIE ISLAND. ALL U NEED IS A PLASTIC CANOE AND A FLEA RIDDEN DOG. MAYBE DRINK YOUR OWN URIN. AND THAT FIRST LOOSER IS EATING HIS OWN POOP………. LOOSERS.

  7. Well, Rodney people in their 20s may not be half the cut that you are, but they certainly have more teeth than you do.

  8. lol he removed his clothes and said: I’m 51 years old and look at me, I worked with 21 years old guys and they don’t have half of my muscles lol muscles???? You’re too skinny you almost disappeared lol

  9. The salt of the earth! The filthy rich mason politicians are not to be revered-this man is! He's as real as it gets.

  10. ROFL You Yanks need to learn how to speak English the word is BOUY (boy) not boo-ee (that thing that floats in the sea as a light beacon) I can't stop laughing at that old man with dreadlocks took me a while to work out what he was on about. talk Inglish mate.

  11. I stumbled across this video randomly. I live in Tampa about 30 mins from there and I know which island this is. He's right about fishermen not being treated well. They put up with a lot.

  12. And to think,… pirates have been reduced to THIS!!!! …. well,… I'm going to go on ahead and open "Captain Thache's B.B.Q Pit!!!" At the end of the day, I'll donate the scraps to these worthless doped up scallywags. ~ Blackbeard

  13. Gutter Trash shit heads. These hippy idiots are the Snowflakes of the 60s and 70s. Their crushing low self esteem and criminal lifestyles has somehow metastasized into delusions of grandeur.

  14. So basically this is my retirement plan. But I'm a loft softer than these guys so I'm thinking a singlewide with A/C and a bathroom in south florida, living off my SS. I got a mini pickup to go around and pick up stuff/ scrounge through dumpsters for useful stuff (do that already). I will have way better teeth though.

  15. Florida has no income tax so no idea what he's talking about… Want to stop paying tax completely go to Puerto Rico

  16. This is a really lazy documentary. You didn’t film them being deck hands at all. You just interviewed 2 homeless dudes.

  17. Rodney is fukin lying he blewup my boat and sank it in shallow water in ft meyers i fished in Mad bch 15 yrs if u work for him he will rip u off and starve off shore rodney u suck fr

  18. Its pretty bad when he is craving Mt. Dew over anything else. I love me some Mt. Dew, but I swear that shit is legal meth.

  19. These stories are a dime a dozen, pathetic losers who have made bad decisions their whole life, most just burdens to society which drain the rest of us.

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