Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Avast ye landlubbers

Arrr! Prepare to be boarded ye' saucy wench!

That, among other phrases, can be heard by pirate enthusiasts around the world today in celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day or NAMBLA as it is widely referred to. The phrase is also ranked as the number one pickup line for male pirates.

Pirate culture, though, is still seen as weird by some. The eyepatches, the fixation with parrots on shoulders and the wielding of swords even though many are far from bodies of water among other things give pirate enthusiasts a bad name.

I will reserve the renewed interest in pirate culture for a later date when costumed people are not just accepted by almost expected.

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