Friday, April 9, 2010

Booty: No What?

The last thing I need to tell you, Brethren, is that our freebooting ancestors didn't much cotton to rules. Most of them came to the roving life because they were outcasts, mistreated at some point and in some way by the establishment of their time. Some of the signage that litters our modern landscape would probably make them laugh out loud. Right before they either ignored it or tore it down. And then continued to do what they felt like doing.

So when my friend Laurel sent me an "Ironic Sign" offering from the Huffington Post, I was pleased to find an old friend among them. I'd seen the picture before in Smashing Magazine and saved it thinking that it's subject had a healthy dose of piratitude. So when Laurel's email jogged my memory, I thought I'd share:
The funny is there, of course, but it's the photography that makes this one brilliant. It wouldn't have half the impact if the seagull on the sign wasn't outlined exactly like the seagull on the sign. Like so many others who have gone to sea, this guy doesn't care about society's rules. Or their signs, for that matter.
Happy Friday, Brethren. Sailor Mouth Saturday will be up unusually early tomorrow. Bring your coffee.


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! Happy Friday to you and to all of your followers as well! Always good to "bring the funny" on a Friday, especially one that, for me anyway, has seen work really intrude on my day... Also good to see Anne Bonney in the Piratical Fact of the Week too, although, like Cap'n Slappy of the "Pirate Guys" I prefer to think of her and Mary Read in the "hot girl on girl pirate action" category... ;-) But hey, we can't have everything. Or, as fellow follower WasABuc advised me this morning, "A man's gotta live somehow." I think that's going to be my new motto. Here's hoping you have fair winds and following seas this weekend, Pirate Queen!

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! I like seagulls.