Arrr!! This Monday, when your boss tells you the reports werent satisfactory, you should tell the bilge rat to swab me poop deck and walk the plank, ye land lubber!
Its okay, you know, because Sept. 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day (talklikeapirateday.com). The seeds of this now international phenomenon were first sown in 1995, when Oregonians Mark Summers and John Baur began inexplicably talking like pirates during their weekly racquetball game. Add in a Web site, word of mouth and a mention from Dave Barry, and over the years their new holiday become a cult hit.
Summers and Baur (their pirate names are Capn Slappy and Ol Chumbucket) have even managed to snag a book deal, and their new release, Pirattitude, is available on their site. Baur told Metro Times in a 2003 interview, It was just a dumb guy thing, and I think Capn Slappy will agree with me when I say we are two dumb guys. He said it grew bigger than wed ever imagined. We cant say we thought wed get millions of people around the world taking part, but they honest-to-God did this year.
There are all sorts of useful things on the site, like pirate advice, a pirate name generator, pirate links. Be sure to check out the pirate pickup lines, among them: Id love to drop anchor in your lagoon, and Pardon me, but would ya mind if I fired me cannon through your porthole?
Speaking of booty plundering, check out the first-ever big budget pirate porn at piratesxxx.com. The film, which should be hoisting sail in September, is supposedly the most comprehensive and ambitious adult production to date. Aarrr, thatll shiver ye timbers!Know of an interesting, bizarre or educational Web site you’d like to see featured here? E-mail it to [email protected]
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.