Monday, September 12, 2005

One Week Away!

Listen ye skalliwags, me favorite day is approachin' quick (barely half-a-fortnight!), and I expect this here ship to be ready. Swab the decks, and fly the Jolly Roger, 'cuz we've got ships to scuttle, and grog to swill! Arrrrr!!!

Just got these TLAPD pointers from Cap'n Slappy, and Ol' Chumbucket themselves:

* Aaarr! – Intersperse it into your conversation to add a patina of pirattitude! But remember – A little Aarrr! goes a long way.

* Me hearties – When all else fails, throw "me hearties" into any conversation. "Fill it with unleaded, me hearties!" "The doctor will see you now, me hearties!" "I'll have a pepperoni pizza with anchovies, me hearties!" See? You sound just like a freebooter fillin' his tank, or visitin' the doctor or whatever!

* At work – Don't answer the phone, "Hello? This is marketing ...." or whatever department ye work in. Scrunch up yer face and bellow into the blower, "Ahoy ye scurvy dog! How can I scuttle ye today!"

* At school – yer teacher is cap'n, yer principal is Admiral Wobblebottom, the class is yer crew and lunch is prepared in the galley.

* At parties and buccaneer bashes all weekend long – Make yer entrance to the cry, "Boarders away!" and make sure that any lubbers there know exactly who has the pirattitude and who doesn't.

* Where ever you are – Start the day by sending everyone you know a hearty "Aarrr!" in their e-mail or by phone. Ye'll feel better for it.


Anonymous said...

I saw a web page thingy (you have to watch them, they attack when your back is turned) that said that "Sing a song of sixpence" started out as a coded song to advertise that Blackbeard the pirate was looking for new crewmembers, or Blackbirds, as they were known. Just a nice fact for Talk Like a Pirate Day, Arrr.

DewKid said...

Thanks for that, matey! Now stop yappin', and walk the plank! It's Davey Jones locker fer ye! Aaarrr!!

Pandabonium said...

Shiver me timbers and jibe ho! I don't understand what you're listin' toward ya bilge barnacle. I always speaks like that. Perhaps you'd like to kiss the gunner's daughter and get ten from the cat o' nine tales?

Vulgarius said...

I cant believe I had to miss this for a couple of hurricanes!!! the outrage! Stuck on the edge of Barataria on the 19th and I had no idea that this was going on! I could have have drove the rest of the soldiers plumb mad if I had known of this!

DewKid said...

It happens every year! I've celebrated two of these now, and looking forward to next year already.