Friday, March 9, 2012

Booty: From Wench to Queen

It's that time again Brethren; two weeks until NOLA Pyrate Week. Brought to you by the hard work and good graces of the unsinkable Captain Swallow and Quartermaster Seika Hellbound, all things piratical will be swarming the streets of chère New Orleans beginning March 23rd.


This time around, however, a new feature has been added. As the official poster above suggests, it’s the Louisiana Pyrate Wench Pageant and contestants are wanted. Are you planning a trip to NOLA at the end of the month, or are you already one of the lucky ladies who lives in or around my ancestral home? Think you know a thing or two about piratical history and Louisiana lore? Got a costume that would make Anne Bonny hide her head in shame and drink herself into a stupor? Speaking of which, can you drink the average pirate under the table? Then this is the pageant for you. Show those skinny runway lasses that a true pirate wench has more than meets the eye and sign up here. That undeniably glorious Swarovski crystal crown is only a little swagger, a little attitude and a little knowledge away.

Go for it, wenches; your chances are pretty good this year. After all, I – to my great chagrin – cannot be there.

Header: Louisiana Pyrate Wench Pageant poster via NOLA Pyrate Week

7 comments:

Capt. John Swallow said...

Now we're somebodys!
Most gracious thanks for yer continued and unwavering support...and we shall certainly raise a tankard (or three) in yer name! In fact, rumour has it a pair o' celebrated cephalopods be makin' the trip with us...

Our best to yer crew - we look for'ard to ye joining us in the future!

Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! YOu definitely meet or exceed all the criteria for this contest...

Pauline said...

You always were, me good Captain! I wish you joy of this years Pyrate Week; and that we could be there with ya. (A picture or two of the plushy sea devils roaming the bayous would put a smile on a certain young lady's face, by the by :)

Timmy! 2015 that crown is MINE!

Pontchartrain Pete said...

Pyrate Week, eh? That explains the Skull and Crossbones I saw hanging from three balconies on and around Esplanade yesterday.

Now that I think about it, I've already got a pirate name. Kind of.

Le Loup said...

Sounds like great fun! Wish we had something like that happening here.
Keith.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/

Pauline said...

Pete: Oh com'on; no playing coy. You knew this was comin' like Mardi Gras before it :) And yeah; if that isn't a pyrate name I don't know what is, brother.

Le Loup: Time to organize, my friend. I'm fairly sure there a hundreds of people who would get on board with Pyrate Week in Oz!

Capt. John Swallow said...

Aye...what Master Timmy said!