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1: Because it is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels.

2: Because that signal is over a thousand feet high. The entire royal navy is out looking for me, do you think there is even the slightest chance they won't see it?

2003: Elizabeth Swann "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

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by Foxinatomy July 18, 2012
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famous line by Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp from the Disney 2003 summer blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Sparrow asks this rahter rhetorical question to Miss Elizabeth Swann Keira Knightley when she starts burning all the rum to make a signal for the British Navy so that she and Sparrow could be rescued.
a: What do you think the most memorable line of the year is?
b: 'Why is the rum gone?' by Captain Jack Sparrow of course!
by alperthereal February 10, 2004
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