Friday, September 19, 2008

Shiver me Timbers!

By the powers! Ahoy all ye Landlubbers and Bilge Rats! 'Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Today we go on the account. Raise yer grog if ye be a gentleman of fortune, tonight we be swashbucklin' and takin' a swaggy wi' a wannion! Yo ho ho me hearties!

Some bits o'fun:

Drink like a pirate!
- Recipes for a pirate drinks galore - both alcoholic and non.

If yer a Facebook user - scroll to the bottom of the page - where it says "English" and you can choose a different language, choose "English - Pirate". Ha! Instead of writing on someone's wall, you can scrawl on their plank!

An updated Pirate Personality Test:

You are The Quartermaster

You, me hearty, are a man or woman of action! And what action it is! Gruesome,
awful, delightful action. You mete out punishment to friend and foe alike
– well, mostly to foe, because your burning inner rage isn’t
likely to draw you a whole lot of the former. Still, though you may be
what today is called “high maintenance” and in the past was

called “bat-shit crazy,” the crew likes to have you around
because in a pinch your maniacal combat prowess may be the only thing
that saves them from Jack Ketch. When not in a pinch, the rest of the
crew will goad you into berserker mode because it’s just kind of
fun to watch. So you provide a double service – doling out discipline
AND entertainment.

What's Yer Inner Pirate?
brought to you by The Official Talk Like A Pirate Web Site. Arrrrr!

And if ye be havin' trouble namin' that ship ye just conquered, try this here pirate ship name generator!

Lookin' fer a craft ta do with yer piratey young? Turn your baby wipes box into a treasure chest.

Need some advice??? Ask Cap'n Slappy!

For the bookish pirate, check Ol' Chumbucket's Book Club fer readin' suggestions.

Want ta write like a pirate? Try these downloadable fonts.

Want ta type like a pirate? Thar ye be!

Want ta chat online like a pirate? L2HD

Back in the Spring, when the Deranged Squirrel and I traveled to Massachusetts we stopped by the New England Pirate Museum in Salem. If you're ever in Salem I definitely recommend it. The museum itself is just a bunch of little scenes with mannequins of questionable quality. However, you don't walk through alone. You get a tour with a tour guide who is more storyteller than anything. Our guide was just great. He was really funny, but managed to convey some of the real horrors of what those pirates got up to. It was a great tour.

Here's a pretty horrid shot of me posing with the Captain out front. You'll note that I'm holding a bag o'plunder. Yep. Couldn't help myself. I bought me a grog jug (mug) that reads "Name your poison". Ha. I'm drinking from it as I type. Not grog though. Mint green tea with some honey (larangitis or similar). I'm also wearing my "Pirate for hire for Madness and Mayhem" t-shirt. So I'm all set.

And a few pirate jokes:

Question: What are pirates a part of?

Answer: Avast Conspiracy!

Question: What is Captain Hook's favourite store?

Answer: The secondhand shop

Question: Why was the pirate scared of the circle?

Answer: S'currrrvey!

Question: Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet?

Answer: Because they can spend years at C!

For more jokes, visit

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