Friday, September 19, 2003

AYE AYE! Today, the 19th of September, be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, as reader Anna Moody be remindin' me.

Learn ye pirate name here (me: Bloody Sam Bonney), then ye best be going port and starboard for ye bloody pirate jokes and riddles, and hyar for ye readin' matters.

I be leavin' ye with this one, from an old salty:
A pirate and his parrot were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a valiant battle. While rummaging through the boat's provisions, the pirate stumbled across an old lamp. Secretly hoping that a Genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously.

To the amazement of the castaways, a Genie came forth. This particular Genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Without giving any thought to the matter the pirate blurted out, "Make the entire ocean into rum!"

The Genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest rum ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously, the Genie vanished. Only the gentle lapping of rum on the hull broke the stillness as the two considered their circumstances.

The parrot looked disgustedly at the pirate and after a tension-filled moment spoke: "Now yee've done it!! Now we're goon to have to pee in the boat."

Yarr! Shiver me timbers, thar be an ergonomic keyboard for pirates! Yo ho ho!

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