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  1. Hubris
    Hubris September 19, 2005 at 9:14 am |

    It sure as hell made me laugh. And isn’t it about time that we addressed the issue of equal starboards?

  2. Anne
    Anne September 19, 2005 at 9:23 am |


    You should tell E to make sure to put an “Aarrrgh matey!” at the end of every sentence.

  3. Pharyngula
    Pharyngula September 19, 2005 at 9:46 am |

    Pirates ONLY!

    Aye, it be officially Talk Like a Pirate Day. Until September 20th, ye have no choice here—ye'll talk like a pirate, and like it, or ye'll walk the plank. Arrr. There be a few places in the code where there be links that say "norma…

  4. aufheben
    aufheben September 19, 2005 at 10:08 am |

    […] r: noise

    it’s international talk like a pirate day. pyrate booty and this wee number from lauren


  5. Schrödinger’s Cat is Dead  » Blog Archive   » Arrr!

    Today is International Talk Like a Pirate day. PZ Myers is doing it. So’s Lauren. I wish I had thought to leave this post unti […]

  6. Kristen from MA
    Kristen from MA September 19, 2005 at 11:48 am |

    As a newly converted Pastafarian, this post made me very happy!

  7. David Thompson
    David Thompson September 19, 2005 at 12:42 pm |

    “Mama, how’s my hat?”

    “Avast ye lubber, truly ye be the scourge o’ the Spanish Main!” (The Spanish Main in this instance being the lunch line for tacos.)

    The boy is at an impressionable age, so you should set aside some time to explain the while the life of a pirate may seem glamorous, wealthy, and fun (how many jobs call for scaring people by weaving firecrackers into your beard?), the reality leans heavily toward buggery, poor hygiene, and having your head cut off, installed in an iron cage, and mounted on a pole at the mouth of the Hampton River for a few decades.

  8. Thomas
    Thomas September 19, 2005 at 1:01 pm |

    You’ve been watching Dodgeball again.

  9. Thomas
    Thomas September 19, 2005 at 1:06 pm |

    Incidentally, there’s a joke to be had here by feigning righteous indignation at the continued stereotyping of pirates, who are in fact still in existence and hard at work stealing ships throughout the waterways of Southeast Asia. But, while the “guy with a parrot and eyepatch” version is funny, the “poor guys from the Phillipines shooting the poor guys from China” stuff is too grim, and my heart’s not in it.

  10. AndiF
    AndiF September 19, 2005 at 1:30 pm |

    With the request for good reads from the “Review” post and this one on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I’d have to walk the plank if I didn’t mention the book, “The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O’Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea” by Barbara Sjoholm.

  11. Auguste
    Auguste September 19, 2005 at 3:28 pm |

    Arrrr! This tradition be from Oregon, matey!

    I’ve never been so proud.

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