Monday, September 14, 2009

There's a DAY for That?

Today We Salute You, Mister...
There are phenomena in this world that are beyond explanation. To wit, every 19th of September is hallowed by being International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yes, friends and neighbors, you read that right.

I'll wager you didn't know there was an International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Me either. But, ohhhhh, there is. The ship's Research Department was really enthused about this one. They dug up obscure links. Glossaries. Books. Excruciating how-to's. Too-embarrassing-to-watch YouTube instructional videos, bantering about with flimsy coined terms, like "Pirattitude." To yours truly, these links represent concrete proof that there are some ultrastrange folk about, adrift on veritable oceans of strangeness.

Wait, You're Serious?
Don't believe me? Watch this!

Truth be told, the Captain and crew can barely understand these people. Maybe it's their regional dialect, we're just not sure.

So this coming Saturday, when you find yourself parked in front of the 84" HDABCXYZTV, watching Pro League Over-35 Iranian Lacrosse, lift your iced tea (for these purposes, that's grog) and give 'em a muted, ever-so-quiet ARRRRRRGH!

'Cause, y'know, people will talk. And not like Pirates, either. About you. And not in a good way.


Dee Greve said...

You know, EC; we used to work with an individual who loved ITLAPD. We know, and love him as Chicken; to the rest of the world he's Vaaaaaarrrrrdeman.

Anonymous said...

Does this holiday require PRESENTS?????