Jon Stewart and “senior anti-piracy correspondent” John Oliver poke fun at the media’s, er, ARRRsenal of inane pirate puns in their treatment of the very real—and very big—Somali pirate problem. “Yes,” Stewart said, “the world is seeing a boom in non-Johnny Depp-related piracy.”

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.