Sunday, September 19, 2010

Seafaring Sunday: Happy ITLAPD

In that wild council words wax'd warm and strange
With thoughts of ransom, rescue and revenge;
All, save repose or flight: still lingering there
Breathed Conrad's spirit, and forbade despair
What'er his fate - the breasts he form'd and led
Will save him living, or appease him dead
Woe to his foes! there yet survived a few
Whose deeds are daring, as their hearts are true.
~ George Gordon Lord Byron, "The Corsair" stanza IV
Because there are a thousand ways to talk like a pirate, many thanks to The Pirate Guys (pictured) John "Cap'n Slappy" Baur and Mark "Ol' Chumbucket" Summers for taking up the torch and leading us all into International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Stop by their website and say a hearty "Thankee, mates!"


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! We'll be talkin' like pirates while we be watchin' the football, Mate!

Fittingly, both the Raiders and the Buccanners won today. The Vikings... well, not so much... Oh well, two out of three piratical teams ain't bad, Pirate Queen. Hopefully, your Saints will come through for you (and for my fantasy team) tomorrow night. Avast, 49ers! Ye scurvy lubbers!

I'll belay the football talk now and go back to talkin' like a pirate...

Oh, and huzzah for Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket!

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Hey, that does work out, doesn't it? Frankly, the Vikings losing ain't killin' me none. But then, I loves me my Saints.

And yes; a hearty Huzzah! for the Pirate Guys and more pirate-speak and a mug o' grog'd do nicely indeed.