The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Day of Days

Sorry to have been scarce in the posting department lately. The past couple weeks have been hectic with stuff--that's as specific as I'll get for now.

As many of you may know, there is a cause which receives special attention each year on this day ... on International Talk Like A Pirate Day. What started out as just a few concerned individuals, upset about the dwindling numbers of Pirate-talkers has grown into a world wide event. Something that truly spans Pirate/Non-Pirate divide.

However, some think that talking like a pirate is not enough. We need more actual pirates. And that is what I'm going to talk about today.

You see, piracy is a way of life. Something that's being forgotten in this world of interconnected tubes we live in. In the simpler times of trucks or even ships conveying information and goods, being a pirate was a straightforward task. See something you want and take it. Follow that up with, lots of drinking and bad singing (all the while making sure you don't bathe) and piracy has basically been achieved in a couple easy steps (although this also sounds somewhat like what Asia mafia also do ...).

Nowadays though, traditional piracy has been mostly eliminated. Those that do want to participate in piracy have to do it on one of the internets. It's this familiarity that has helped lead to the perpetuation of Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the importance it has on the general online world.

So, in this most piratey of days, I encourage you to not simply talk the talk, but also walk the walk. Pirate something (perhaps packets of salt or ketchup? a car maybe?) perhaps download a movie or watch something copyrighted on YouTube. The important thing is that you help keep the culture of Piracy alive!

// I think there could be a joke about manifest destiny being what hurt the general success of pirates but I couldn't figure out how to make it. I know it's there somewhere though!

Also, thar be much cavorting and carousing to be had today, so ye best be leavin' the office early an' drinkin' a mighty mug o' grog lest ye end up like that thar person sittin' next to ye'. That's no life fer a pirate!


At 9/19/2006 12:01 PM, Blogger Chuckles said...


At 9/19/2006 4:24 PM, Blogger fulsome said...

Yarrr! Is this all the piratin' that can be managed? Maybe everyone's off enjoying their booty? Does the booty relate to the half-assed thread at 3B?

The suspense is killing me!

Also, blogger wouldn't let me post this earlier...

At 9/19/2006 6:16 PM, Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

We are all here to share, dEn. Don't be secretive about stuff, love muffin.


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