Thursday, September 18, 2008

Avast, me hearties!

It's back! It’s that most auspicious of holidays, September 19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day. All ye scurvy dogs, y’ed best be ex-agg-eratin’ yer ayes and arrs lest Davy Jones rise from the briny bottom and haul ye back to his locker.

It does not matter whether we be at work, swimming with sharks, or picking our kids up from daycare or smoking a turd to celebrate our wedding anniversary. What is important is that ye take on this hardy holiday with gusto and fervor and grab it by the barnacles and never let it go.

Shiver me timbers, mateys, Talk Like A Pirate Day is a phenomenon that whilst not go away. As pirate matey first class Dylan Thomas used to say, "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light!"

Talk Like A Pirate Day is a chance to take ye spyglass and scrounge up a few doubloons and head to the local tavern for a schooner filled with ale. Partake of some noontime grub, whilst ye may. Polish yer hook and scratch yer arse if ye must, but get thee self out there and celebrate. Say "Ahoy ye varmints" to yer shipmates and speak with an accent. Be sure to tip the wench twenty pences for serving the ale. And, like any good pirate on this holiday, you're sure to be wearing yer best arrrrrggggyle socks.

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