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International Talk Like a Pirate Day

As I’m sure all of my readers are aware, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. How is this political? Because the Obama campaign just tweeted “Arrr you in?” with this photo:



  1. Marcus Bales wrote:

    for Talk Like A Pirate Day, September 19, 2012

    I met a pirate when I was five
    Hardly any were still alive
    To tell of pillage, looting, rape,
    And other forms of male escape
    From civilizing laws and rules –
    And, I hoped, from sports and schools.

    Peg-legged, hooked, and patched, he stood,
    Magnificently maimed, as good
    As any picture I had seen
    In movie, book, or magazine –
    But since he also looked so old
    He didn’t really look too bold

    I asked, since I could not keep still,
    The questions grownups never will:
    “How’d you lose your leg and all?”
    He glared at me, “A cannon ball!”
    We gasped – and clamored for the story
    Of pirating for loot and glory!

    “Your hand! What happened to your hand?”
    I knew he’d tell us something grand –
    He did! “A scurvy matey swung
    A sword – I stabbed him through the tongue
    My dagger up into his brain,
    And pitched him in the Spanish Main!”

    “Your eye! Your eye!” we chorused, then,
    Imagining the fighting men
    And fighting ships, the belching guns,
    And wishing we had been the ones
    Beneath that blue Caribbean sky
    Even if fighting cost an eye.

    “My eye?” he asked, his frown immense,
    I’ve never been so excited since,
    I knew this part would be the best –
    There’d probably be a treasure chest.
    He growled, as in my face he shook
    His handless steel: “First day with me ‘ook!”

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    ARRRRR ahr ahr!

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink