Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20 - International Pirate Day*


It has to be said: Everyone loves pirates.

Swashbuckling, singing, pillaging, booty; the pirate life is full of action, adventure, vainglory and scurvy.

It was the first time in history you got to go to interesting places, meet interesting people, most of whom you subsequently killed, on account of the pillaging, but still.

Foreign places! Foreign people! Fresh Air!

So let's hoist one high for the life of a pirate! AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!


*Eyepatches and peglegs, optional.

12 comments:

'Jax said...

If eyepatches and peglegs are only 'optional', I'm not interested. I've already started drinking rum, swabbed the poopdeck, and have keelhauled my first lubber, yar!

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

I wore an eyepatch as a child, so I think that makes me 'born a pirate'...

Rrraaa!...dyslexic pirate.

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

Ahoy me mateys!!! Fresh air, booty, pillaging! Arrrrghh!

Mahd said...

Every day is Internation Pirate Day, for me

Egan said...

Why are pirates all of the sudden so popular again? It's like monkeys on tv. Every commercial break it seems like there's at least one company using primates to sell stuff.

Dragon said...

Hmmm, now I feel like playing Pirate and the Naughty Wench. Arrrrghh!

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Egan - stop with the monkeys. We all know you're obsessed.

I'd say it's all from Johnny Depp, but who knows?

Egan said...

I blame it on a Goonies and Cap'n Crunch resurgence.

ChickyBabe said...

How about a Girl Buccaneer? I'm in the mood for some swashbuckling!

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

Did someone say "Goonies"?? Ever the dedicated Goonie (and pirate!) I made a pilgrimage to Astoria, OR surviving on nothing but Baby Ruth bars.

Tracy Lynn said...

See, everybody? Pirates are fun! And monkeys only got to Europe because of the pirates, Egan. Plus, buccaneers are just well born pirates, Chicky, so ahoy!
And ARRGGHH, ARRRRGGGHH, ARRRGGGHHH!

Egan said...

Goonies! There are Goonies reunions yearly and I know this because I have friends that have attended. I don't live too far away from Astoria, Oregon.