Monday, September 19, 2016

International Talk Like a Pirate Day


Today, September 19th, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day ...


It's the day when ye and yer motley mateys snarl AAAAARRRRR!!!!! at each other, swagger, drink grog, and attempt to board vessels belonging to others. I would caution you, however, that boarding vessels belonging to others is probably not a good idea in states where those others aggressively exercise their right to mount cannons, whether openly or concealed. I'd just stick with the AAAAARRRRRs!!!!! if I were you.

I've never quite figured out the whole fascination we seem to have with pirates. We seem to think of them as happy party guys like this ...


whereas real pirates tend to be greedy, vicious, and sadistic ...


and frequently corporate ...


Think of them as the Donald Trumps of the bounding main.

So go ahead and AAAAARRRRR!!!!! each other to your heart's content one day a year. Just remember that real pirates are not nice people.

Have a good day. AAAAARRRRR!!!!! More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

7 comments:

Big Sky Heidi said...

AAAARRRRGH!

GOODSTUFF said...

Talk Like a Pirate Day

“Pirate” be the general name fo’ any bloodthirsty, nasty piece o’ work seadog to be sailing on any o’ the seven seas. Barbarians, the lot o’ ‘em.

http://goodstuffsworld.blogspot.com/2016/09/talk-like-pirate-day.html

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Pirates are a nasty crew.

John Hill said...

"Just remember that real pirates are not nice people."

Ha! Most people are not nice people.
Oops, my anti-social behavior is showing again.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Pirates have no plan to be better than they are.

Mike said...

During the campaign season it should be 'talk like you're irate' day.

Banana Oil said...

It can be fun to pretend pirate while on the phone.