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September 17, 2010


It be soon, me hearties.


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Feelin' the itch of me inner pirate already tryin' to get out. AAARRRR me maties!!!

Avast! Once agi’n, I do me yearly postin’…

Ahoy cap’n, thar be a steerin’ wheel in yer trousers!

Aye matey, it be drivin’ me nuts…

Cow grog. That alone was worth the price of admission. :)

Ahoy, yon scurvy varmints!

If sailor tales to sailor tunes,
Storm and adventure, heat and cold,
If schooners, islands, and maroons,
And buccaneers, and buried gold,
And all the old romance, retold
Exactly in the ancient way,
Can please, as me they pleased of old,
The wiser youngsters of today:

—So be it, and fall on! If not,
If studious youth no longer crave,
His ancient appetites forgot,
Kingston, or Ballantyne the brave,
Or Cooper of the wood and wave:
So be it, also! And may I
And all my pirates share the grave
Where these and their creations lie!


Oh, that's right pirates day is approaching. Last year I went to the Mich. Renaissance Festival on pirates buccaneer weekend. Not too bad. A little interesting.

"I did consider writing this entirely in pirate-speak. The temptation was mighty. But believe me, you’d have wanted to bludgeon me with a club by the middle of the third paragraph if I had..."

so... the progenitors recognize that pirate-speak has a strong tendency to annoy. seems they're the only ones.


time to get out the bludgeon i guess.

I did consider writing this entirely in pirate-speak.

What does an Irish pirate say? "Faith and begorrahhrrrr"?

Couldn't I just do my Bernie Madoff impression instead?

at least yom kippur will be overrrr by then.

What was it H.L. Mencken said about ordinary people feeling the urge to hoist the black flag and slitting throats...?

Aye, it be the grog I be seekin.

"Yarrr! Shove off, ye landlubber!!"

"Sit down, Sir. TLAP day is Sunday."

"Yes, Officer. Here's my license and registration."

The Captain Morgan has been parrrrrchased. Pardon while I slur like a pirate that day.

Aye, it be comin', but firrst we got to get ourselves through Yom Kippurrrrrrrrrr. Avast me shugganahs! Extra matzoh and Manischevitz for all hands tonight, the time of fasting be upon us!

A pirate cheer:

Give me an "R" -- R

Give me an "R" -- R

Give me an "R" -- R

Whats that spell -- AAARRRR

'Tis a bit arrrrly for such scalawaggin', but I be preparrred nonetheless.

Ok, who belongs to this parrot what just shat on my shoulder? Eh?

Not sure if I can join you in celebration. I'm concerned this doesn't seem very politically correct.

That be a little love patty fer ye, Punky!

Is it too early to make a spammer walk the plank? AAAAAAAAAAArrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggghhhhh. cough,cough.

Wait a minute. Since when is Annie worried about being politically correct?


The feisty wench, with the fyre in har eyes,
strrrrip her, and bring har to me!

Eh, it's gotten too commercialized, just like all the other holidays. Got this ad the other day from Arrrrrrtbeads.


Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...I be rrrrrrrrrready ya scurrrrvy dogs and I ain't sharin' me grog with the likes of ya. Wherrrrrrrrre be me machete swarrrrrrrrrrd???

So, this so-called 'talk like a parrot day' -- aren't we afraid it will offend the parrots' sensibilities?

Arrrr. I be swinging in me hammock soon to the swales 'o a distant n'oreaster.

Arrr, maties - we be in good company. TLAP Day is older than we though:

"...fall to't, yarely, or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir."

"Heigh, my hearts! cheerly, cheerly, my hearts!
yare, yare! Take in the topsail. Tend to the
master's whistle..."
-- Willie the Shake, opening The Tempest

Yare! A good pirate always tends to the master's whistle and not with yer scurvinly cow-grog, either. "Sack" is what the Shake recommends and lots of it. It be verrry swale.

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