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Avast, Ye Scurvy Dog!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
As I noted last year (right about this time) it's September 19th, which means it's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Let's compare Talk Like a Pirate Day to other holidays:
  1. On the 4th of July we light off fireworks. Today, it's acceptable to set off cannons.

  2. On the 14th of February, you ask someone to be your valentine. Today, it's acceptable to ask someone to be your wench.

  3. On the 31st of October, you dress up in a costume and ask for candy. Today, it's acceptable to dress up like a pirate and plunder candy!

  4. On the 17th of March, everyone is Irish and therefore gets appropriately drunk. Today, everyone's a pirate, and can therefore get appropriately drunk.

  5. On the 12th of October, we celebrate Columbus crossing the Atlantic. Today, we lament letting all three ships make it to the New World.
So there you have it. Enjoy your holiday, me hearties, and may you all have a fine evening of ale and wenching!

3 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

On any other day, it's considered a handicap to be missing an eye or a limb. Today, it's an asset!

5:01 PM, September 19, 2007  
Anonymous stats said...

Isn't Columbus day Oct. 8?

4:23 PM, September 21, 2007  
Blogger Burton said...

Columbus Day changes year to year. It was the 8th last year, this year it'll be the 13th...

Columbus Day

1:14 PM, September 24, 2007  

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