Friday, September 19, 2008

Avast, me hearties!

Mickey Mouse Pirate

I've told you that I like to keep on eye on crazy holidays. Always looking for some fun and a reason to celebrate.  Well, here's a pip!  Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

From the website, Holiday Insights:

John Baur and Mark Summers created the concept of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on June 6, 1995. While playing racquetball, they began to talk to each other in Pirate-speak".  After leaving the court, they decided that there was a need to create this day. After much thought, Mark Summers selected September 19th as the date. This was his wife's birthday. So, he thought it would be an easy date to remember.  And so, International Talk Like a Pirate Day was born.

This sounds so much like what friends or family would do, hanging out together. My brother and I have a similar thing that we do with an Irish accent... er, but that's a post for another day...  (ahem!) anyway...

So, in honor of this day, here are a few places on the Internet to visit and unleash your inner pirate!

Ever wanted your own pirate ship? You can build one here (these are VERY cool):

Here's an English to Pirate converter:

How about a  What's my Pirate Name quiz?

I think we're gonna celebrate by watching Muppet Treasure Island tonight. Maybe a little Pirates of the Caribbean later...

Did you try out the  little optical illusion created by these guys, up above? Squint your eyes to see the Jolly Roger!

Have fun today, land lubbers! Ahoy!


Wendy said...

I did the Pirate Name Quiz -- say hello to Iron Jenny Flint! LOL

John Heeder said...

Bloody John Vane!

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 tend to blend into the background occaisionally, but that's okay, because it's much easier to sneak up on people and disembowel them that way. Arr!

John Heeder said...

Oh, and Shiver Me Timbers, wench, if’n I don’t wish ye a most fruitful talk like a pirate day. Arr, there’s the heart of the matter, to say the least. Run up the Jolly Roger and crack the rum barrel, me hearties, for tis our own day we be celebrating!

Pass a mug and a wench, and not in that order!

Rebekah said...

Captain Bess Rackham at your service.

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Rebekah said...

I feel like I've done my part today. I taught Matthew to sing, "Yo, ho, ho, ho! A pirate's life for me! Arrrrr!" He thought it was way cool.

Christopher Wells said...

Dirty Roger Rackham

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!