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Friday, September 19, 2008

Avast, me hearties!

Ahoy, ye land lubbers!

Today is International Talk like a Pirate day!

By now, I figure everyone knows what this is about, but if not, check here.

I was reminded this morning when our local traffic reporter, Monty Cook from WBAP, did his entire traffic report in pirate talk. Budman and I were cracking up and it was pretty impressive. I wish I had a recording of it...

So, blah blah blah, talk like a pirate (which obviously, I'm not any good at). If you need help, here's a pirate talk how-to.

My pirate name is:
Bloody Jenny Bonney

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

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In related news, I heard a story on the radio this morning about the Grandbury (TX) High School Pirates. Some woman has complained to the county commissioners, because the Booster Club wanted to put up flags around town before a football game.

Since Grandbury is home to the Pirates, these flags have the Jolly Roger on them. Sounds reasonable, right?

Not to this lady. She claims they are "Satanic", and the city will be risking "the wrath of God" by displaying these flags. Never mind that this isn't a county issue.

I am sick to death of people getting offended over stupid stuff!

Pirate flags? Really?

Is there not enough wrong with the world that you can't find anything else to be offended about? Fight racism, sexism, crime, vandalism, poverty, child abuse, injustice and genocide, but leave the poor high school mascot alone!!

Besides the fact that she claims that this flag is "satanic", my quick research attempts this morning turned up no evidence other than the fact that the flags were used by pirates to intimidate their victims. This claim is laughable.


Whew, got on a little rant there, didn't I?

Sorry, but this kind of crap just really chaps me.
Besides, it's my blog, so I can rant if I want to.
(Don't worry, I won't sing the song - even though it's stuck in my head now)


Now this is my kind of pirate... ;)



Rachel said...

He can kidnap me any day. YUM!!!!!
I'm going to pull out my Pirates of the movies today and watch them while doing laundry. :-) *drool*

that flag stuff is just crazy, some people need a hobby, a clue and a good swift kick in the 'booty'

Watching Tigger & Pooh and it's Pirate Themed ;-) Yippeeee

nikki said...

How could a flag named "Golly Roger" be satanic? That scurrrvy lass needs to walk the plank.

for a different kind of girl said...

I wore my golly roger adorned sneakers today in honor of pirates everywhere. Alas, I couldn't speak like one at work!

georgie said...

I was LOL at the Jolly Roger flag being satanic geesh

and then I got to orlando swoooooooooooon and decided i want him to make a sword for me

jenboglass said...

The only thing better than a pirate flag rant are pictures of hawt pirates. You've got them both covered here so I'm hooked. Ha! Hooked. Pirates? I didn't even see that one coming until after I typed it.

Karly said...

Mmm, yummy pirate pictures. Argh. Or something.