"Suffering seagulls!" was one of the catchphrases of the immortal Captain Pugwash. Disappointingly the crew weren't called Master Bates and Seaman Stains - the joy of urban myths, although the electronics company Siemans does have an office in Staines in Middlesex and they used to answer the phone with "Hello, Siemans Staines".
I'm continuing to do collection house keeping, in this case some Northstar pirates from a lucky bag. Lovely to paint and great figures, especially the Captain Hook figure.