It Be A Pirate Holiday

Arrr, yeah!

It be that favored holiday of this here blog, International Talk Like A Pirate Day. For years Spoiled For The Ordinary has championed September 19th as a high day of silliness and pirate-y things. This year be no exception.

For today only, get the excellent pirate novel Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey free on Kindle, Nook, or whatever preferred vessel o’reading ye have.

Here be some other fine pirate tales from the master story-teller George Bryan Polivka. This blog has featured these tales before as well.

The Library of Congress has some excellent reading for you scurvy dogs that can actually read.

I may not fancy these Buccaneers, but anyone who has a pirate ship in their stadium is a salty dog.

And these rascals of the Seven Seas ‘ere not to be trusted. They make break out in brawlin’ or a piano duet at any time. ARRR!

Arrrr Ye Ready?

Welcome aboard mateys, as this blog’s flagship holiday approaches.

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

As this intrepid explorer will be working and flying off to Dallas (a shame, as there are no oceans nearby), it seemed prudent to offer up the traditional pirate resources. Although piracy is not usually associated with prudence.

Every pirate needs a good source of navigation. How else do they find rum?

The age old question: pirates or ninjas. This landlubber writer makes his choice, and he’ll be paying Davy Jones a visit real soon.

Or, ye can settle the dispute yerself. Heave ho with the dodgeballs!

If ye are not proficient in yer pirate lingo, here be a handy translator.

There even be some food merchants who are forthcoming with plunder if ye speak to them winsomely.

Here some photographic evidence of piracy and plunder be revealing the buccaneer among ye.

Cutlass versus rum…cake

Here Ye Go Again…Arrr!

 Ye be warned!

Ye have entered the waters of The Iron Maiden Micaiah. She ‘ere not fierce with steel or powder, but with her big brown eyes and winsome smile. She’ll plunder yer booty with cuteness she will. Preferably pink booty.

As yer (almost) yearly source for all things pirate-y for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, here be some linkage to anchor yer ship to:

Some lubbers try to denounce true pirate behavior.

What do history say about pirates? Who cares, if ye can’t read!

Some clever scalawag shows how this here pirate jig is done, and there be links o’treasure aplenty on this page.

This here be treason!

Finally, a drinkin’ song fit fer a pirate lord! Arr!



Here Ye Go Again…Arrr!

 Ye be warned!

Ye have entered the waters of The Iron Maiden Micaiah. She ‘ere not fierce with steel or powder, but with her big brown eyes and winsome smile. She’ll plunder yer booty with cuteness she will. Preferably pink booty.

As yer (almost) yearly source for all things pirate-y for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, here be some linkage to anchor yer ship to:

Some lubbers try to denounce true pirate behavior.

What do history say about pirates? Who cares, if ye can’t read!

Some clever scalawag shows how this here pirate jig is done, and there be links o’treasure aplenty on this page.

This here be treason!

Finally, a drinkin’ song fit fer a pirate lord! Arr!



This Here Be a Pirate Blog!

ARRRR! This year’s Talk Like a Pirate Day is brought to you today by Black-Eye Nate. If ye be darin’ the edge o’his cutlass, then enter.

Black-Eye Nate commandeered our backyard playhouse, and I barely survived walkin’ the plank. All be well now. All kinds of booty ere accepted, but plastic pirate men be exceptional treasure!

Yer pirate resources for 2008:

Gráinne Ní Mháille, better known as Grace O’Malley, a famous female pirate in the time of Queen Elizabeth I.

This be an excellent pirate game fer the Xbox!

Shiver yer timbers with this pirate radio show.

A reason to plunder an iPhone, finally. Yarr!

Lego Relient K, starring in the video for The Pirates who Don’t Do Anything.

Piracy in the Bible? The evidence be here.

This Here Be a Pirate Blog!

ARRRR! This year’s Talk Like a Pirate Day is brought to you today by Black-Eye Nate. If ye be darin’ the edge o’his cutlass, then enter.

Black-Eye Nate commandeered our backyard playhouse, and I barely survived walkin’ the plank. All be well now. All kinds of booty ere accepted, but plastic pirate men be exceptional treasure!

Yer pirate resources for 2008:

Gráinne Ní Mháille, better known as Grace O’Malley, a famous female pirate in the time of Queen Elizabeth I.

This be an excellent pirate game fer the Xbox!

Shiver yer timbers with this pirate radio show.

A reason to plunder an iPhone, finally. Yarr!

Lego Relient K, starring in the video for The Pirates who Don’t Do Anything.

Piracy in the Bible? The evidence be here.

The Cap’n


Cap’n Caleb was not in the mood fer havin’ his picture taken by a landlubber. His temper was fierce, n’ there was not peace to be found after he left the poopdeck for his quarters.

Thankfully, the swashbuckler was later appeased with milk and a graham cracker. This pirate cap’n’s treasure ere not measured in gold n’ jewels, but in tasty carbohydrates. Arrrrrr!

The Cap’n


Cap’n Caleb was not in the mood fer havin’ his picture taken by a landlubber. His temper was fierce, n’ there was not peace to be found after he left the poopdeck for his quarters.

Thankfully, the swashbuckler was later appeased with milk and a graham cracker. This pirate cap’n’s treasure ere not measured in gold n’ jewels, but in tasty carbohydrates. Arrrrrr!