Avast there, ye swabs and lubbers alike! It be impart'nt to remember that terday be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! It be silly. It be fun. It be a day fer drinkin' lots o' rum! Leave yer gin and yer whiskies ashore today, Mateys, the vodka and tequilarrr as well. Today's imbibin' must be rum... or the lash! [caption id="attachment_10315" align="aligncenter" width="400"] "Or you can have rum and the lash—Whichever floats your boat...."[/caption] Now, ye can be swilling yer rum w' all manner o' side parties. Cap'n Morgan, who be workin' harder each year to board the good ship ITLAPD, this year wants ye to be drinkin' Cap'n and Colarrr! Of course, yer true sea dog, by the end o' the festivities at least, when the wenches be all auctioned off, the port burnt to cinders, and the loot buried, will just swill his rum straight. But make sure it be the good stuff, or the crew will keelhaul ye! [caption id="attachment_10314" align="aligncenter" width="550"] "And don't drink too much, because I'm not swabbing the deck in the aftermath!"[/caption] But whatever manner o' concoction ye put together wi' yer rum tonight, be sure there be plenty o' lime in it! Limes go great wi' rum. And you don't want to be getting scurvy! Belay that, ye scurvy knave! Wi' pirates, it be always scurvy!abc
International Talk Like a Pirate Day™! And I'll be keelhauled fore I be missin' out on the festivities. AYarrr, Mateys! September 19th be here again, which means it be
blogger's pirate's career be, almost by definition, a spotty one, wi' periods of inactivity due to laziness excessive interest by the British Navy (ptooie!), but I have yet to be missing an ITLAPD, and I'll be hornswoggled if this year be any different!
Let's be swingin' into our reel with this fantastical video from Distort. These two swabbies' pirate schtick be a mite lubberly, but it shows promise. Per'aps I should have the crew give 'em the cosh and "invite" them to join our merry band.... What isn't lubberly is the fantastic tiny cannon they've constructed, nor the slo-motion footage they have of it trying to sink a pirate vessel. They could use a bit of help with the editing o' their introduction. Aside from the pirate material, it is a bit long, but don't let that barnacle bottom heave ye off from watching the whole thing. It be worth it!
If that only whets yer appetite fer all things cannon this happy day, I'll gift ye two more links. The first be a down in the hold look at how to be makin' such a fine beauty of a brass cannon, though this one be a mite bigger, and with no pirate prattling at all, more's the pity. The second be the construction of a wee bit more Hollywood pirate-looking cannon, that alas doesn't actually fire. The maker does be meritin' big points fer his pirate robot though, arrr!
Avast, mateys! Shiver me timbers. It be International Talk Like a Pirate Day again already! And the 10th such sea battle to boot, arrrr! Yer mighty Cap'n, Black Dougal o' the good ship Pegu's Pride has just a mite o' piratical plunder on board here for ye this happy day. And beware if ye follow me Twitter feed, fer today all me usual political bluster, grog swilling, and noodity will be in our lovely pirate speak!
Belay that last! What manner of lubbery is this? There be no noodity in yer timeline... Or arrrrre ye holdin' out on me?Heh. A pirate can lie a wee bit to spice up interest, can't he? Now quit harshing me pitch.
Ahoy there, me hearties! Since today is by way o' bein' September the 19th, the language around this here blog today is wee bit saltier than be usually the case. As in the salt o' the High Seas... and Adventure! Yarrr! September the 19th be International
Drink Talk Like a Pirate Day, so be sure to be modifyin' yer language to sound like a scurvy dog in search of plunder til the Sun be well past the yardarm. It'll delight yer fellow swabbies who be in the know, and confuse the lubbers... that always makes 'em easier to plunder, ye know.
If ye be wanting some tips on piratical speech, I be havin' a prior post on the subject, wi' videos and some discussion 'o getting your cocktail on, pirate talk style. And more to the point, I have many posts on how to mix yer refreshments for when ye sun sets in the west. May the sky be red fer ye! X marks the spot fer those treasures here, here, here, and sorta here. Finally, while I be tootin' me own hornpipe o' past piratical punditification, here be me own interview wi' the masters o' ITLAPD themselves, Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket.
So, what manner o' new material have I fer this year's a lootin' and a pillagin'? Arrr, first off with the non-drinnkin' booty, I just want to be observin' that since the inception o' this wee little celebration o' almost everything real piratin' was not, the world has seen a resurgence o' real piracy upon the high seas. And while ye' haven't been by way o' hearin' about them as much lately, they've been expanding their range and even attacking naval vessels! Me own instincts be tellin' me that any solution that doesn't involve taskin' yardarms and keels will be by way o' ineffective.... But whatever we do, it be high time to rid the wolrd o' pirates who look like this:
...so that we can be gettin' back to pirates who be lookin' more like this:
Or (perhaps) better, this:
And young Miss Swann is by way o' sailing us (tangentially) into the harbor o' my cocktail related material fer this year's festivitatin'.
Ye see, me hearties, the word is out that Hollywood be plottin' a remake o' The Thin Man, with perhaps a bit more material from the original Dashiell Hammett book. This ol' pirate has his doubts about how well they'll manage things, as do many others.
Avast! What manner of trickery be this, ye scurvy knave! What possible connection to high-functioning alcoholics in the 1930's be piratin' havin'? Arrrr!I'm glad ye' asked, me hearty. (Nice hat, by the way.) Because all the word on the street be that they intend The Thin Man to star this well-known pirate laddie:
Who? The elf?NARRRR, ye bilge rat! Johnny Depp. People always said he played Jack Sparrow like Errol Flynn, but I kind saw Nick Charles in him from the beginning. One simply never knows whether or how drunk he is. And Depp be roguishly charming, that be sure. As an actor, I think he be a great pick fer the part. I just don't know how he'll look. Have any of you been seein' yon swashbuckler ever cleaned up like this? abc
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