Friday, September 09, 2005

Avast and belay!

OK, this is a heads-up people. It's just over a week to International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Time to get the eye-patches & wooden legs out of storage, get yer pirattitude on and brush up on yer pirate lingo.

If ye don't know what I'm yabberin' about me hearties, then ye better be goin' here. Learn how to talk like a pirate, what it be all about (hint: NOTHING SENSIBLE) and all the best pirate pick-up lines (such as the effective yet subtle "Prepare to be boarded!").

Lest ye think it's all silliness, let me refer ye to this important data on the official Flying Spaghetti Monster site which plots the decline in pirate numbers against global warming:

So ye can see it be all scientific-like: by being pirattical, ye may well be helping the environment. For me own part, on the Big Day I will be answerin' the telephone as Cap'n Pete, keepin' a plentiful supply of grog on hand and working all day with my pirate keyboard:

So ye lice-infested bilge rats, go find yerselves a parrot and ye proper pirate name, prepare to hoist the Jolly Roger and say after me: "Arrrrr!!"


Blogger Paula T said...

no idea who you are - just surfing through the vast world of pirates...I mean blogs. Your blog made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! Now my husbands coming to see what made me laugh. thanks!

September 09, 2005 1:15 PM  
Anonymous anne arkham said...

Oh, far better to live and die
Under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonius part
With a pirate head and a pirate heart.

September 09, 2005 3:57 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

My pirate name is Wilhelm The Dense.

A minute after seeing the 'ergonomic keyboard for pirates' I'm still cracking up.

Too funny.

September 09, 2005 9:26 PM  
Blogger Radioactive Jam said...

Aye, count me in. Er, matey. Right, I'm somewhat rusty, so I'm off to practice.
"Harpoon Harry The Horrible"
And yes, that keyboard - wow.

September 09, 2005 10:30 PM  
Blogger Misha said...

LOL that keyboard is the best thing i've seen all year, methinks. And this is one of the best posts I've seen all year too - awesome, matey.

September 10, 2005 12:00 AM  
Blogger r.fuel said...

As my pirate skills are lacking, I will forego the pirate lingo and merely thank you for a post well written and quite humorous.

September 10, 2005 3:08 AM  
Blogger Chickie said...

Ah, the perfect occasion to polish my peg leg!

I'll practice my pirate lingo at work tonight.

September 10, 2005 5:08 AM  
Blogger Joe Fuel said...

yar matie. i be keepin it in mind...

September 10, 2005 6:14 AM  
Blogger jedimacfan said...

How does one even learn about days such as this? It's not the kind of day that you see pre-printed in a calendar to remind you.

September 11, 2005 6:04 AM  
Blogger anaglyph said...

One learns about such happenings by being a loyal and steadfast reader of The Cow, of course!

September 11, 2005 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Leon Tews said...

I do not think so.

December 18, 2005 12:17 AM  

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