Monday, September 18, 2006

talk like a pirate

I would be remiss if I did not begin by pointing out that September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Please act and speak accordingly. Arrr.


I would guess it's a big day in Arrrgentina and Arrrkansas, among other places. Might be a good day to go to an Arrr-rated movie. I'm going to be a landlubber, myself, spending most of the day around the house, cleaning the yarrrd and so on. Maybe I'll wear an eye patch just for fun or just stand out front and yell, "Ahoy!" at people passing by. I might even invite them in for some grog.

I would have to say that my favorite pirate is the Dread Pirate Robert from The Princess Bride, which ranks as one of my favorite movies. The other pirate movie I could watch again and again is Hook. I know it didn't get great reviews, but I still find it enchanting. I think it's the kids. But the best pirates in the world are The Pirates Who Won't Do Anything who will soon have their own movie. In honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day, I leave you with the lyrics to their song.

Arr, arr, arr, arr

We are the pirates who don't do anything
We just stay at home and lie around

And if you ask us to do anything

We'll just tell you we don't do anything


Well I've never been to Greenland

And I've never been to Denv
er
And I've never buried treasure
in St. Louie or St. Paul
And I've never been to Moscow

And I've never been to Tampa

And I've never been to Boston in the fall


We're the pirates who don't do anything

We just stay at home and lie around

And if you ask us to do anything

We'll just tell you we don't do anything


And I've never hoist the main sail

And I've never swabbed the poop deck

And I've never veer to starboard 'cause I never sail at all

And I've never walked the gangplank

And I've never owned a parrot

And I've never been to Boston in the fall


'Cause we're the pirates who don't do anything
We just stay at home and lie around

And if you ask us to do anything

We'll just tell you we don't do anything


Well I've never plucked a rooster

And I'm not too good at ping ball

And I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall

And I've never kissed a chipmunk

And I've never gotten head lice

And I've never been to Boston in the fall.

(spoken)
Huh? What are you talking about?
Whats a rooster and mashed potatoes have to do with being a pirate?

Hey, thats right!
We are supposed to sing about pirate-y things.
And who's ever kissed a chipmunk? That's just nonsense!
Why even bring it up?
Am I right? What do you think?
I think you look like Captain Crunch.

Huh? No I don't!

Do too.

Do not!

You're making me hungry.

Thats it! You're walkin' the plank.

Says who?

Says the Cap'n, thats who!

Oh yeah?
Ay Ay, Cap'n Crunch! hehehehe

Arrrgggghh

Yikes!


And I've never licked a spark plug

And I've never sniffed a stinkbug

And I've never painted daises
on a big red rubber ball
And I've never bathed in yogurt
And I don't look good in leggings (You just don't get it.)
And we've never been to Boston in the fall!


(spoken) Pass the chips!
Who's got the remote control?
Here it is!
Time for Heraldo.
It's definately time for Loch Nech.

Ohh.. I don't like this show.

Hey look! I found a quarter!
Have a piratey day.

Peace,
Milton

5 comments:

BentonQuest said...

Ahoy!

beth said...

Okay, I don't like pirates. Not much. I don't particularly DISLIKE pirates, either. But what's up with the pirate thing?

Last night 'Wife Swap' (I admit it's horrid, but I love the dumb thing) featured a crazy family that had 'adopted a pirate lifestyle' and encouraged 'pirattitude' (i.e. chaos and mayhem) wherever they went. Today you post about pirates and roll all your r's. I must be missing the new trend.

I will commend you, thought, for the veggie tales prompt. Some of the most inventive, creative and GOOD music in a long time. I love the pirate song!

I'll be singing it all day long now, so, in the spirit of 'International Talk Like a Pirate' Day....I'm going to go pluck a rrrrrrrrroooooosterrrrrrrrr.

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for your reminder. I'd forgotten. But, I figured it was better late than never, so I went into the livingroom and said "Arr, Matey!" to my husband, who recommended that I just skip it since it is rather late in the day to begin in Sweden, anyway. I adore the Princess Bride and the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. I think that I must tell my husband that it my turn to watch the tv! I could always make him walk the plank!

SpookyRach said...

Arrr, Beth! Ye must love pirates, mate. That the code of the sea!

Anonymous said...

The Princess Bride is just a fantastic film. Right up there with my faviourite films of all time. Loved introducing it to my daughter.