Talk Like a Pirate Day 2010 September 19, 2010

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2010

by Jesse Galef —

Yar, the glorious day be upon us once again – ’tis Talk Like a Pirate Day! I don’t know whether it’s growing in popularity or whether Twitter and Facebook are making it seem that way, but I’ve been hearing a lot of excitement for today. Are you celebrating?

A lot of our Secular Student groups take the opportunity to dress up and preach the gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, so I wish them all a fantastic time. Of course, the Purdue Society of Non-Theists jumped the gun a bit and decided to celebrate on Friday. Check out the story and pictures from my friend Mike Brownstein (one of the group officers):

This young scallywag joined the crew (at least for a very excited minute)

Man, I love working with/for these students.

Last year I was introduced to Alestorm, the band which plays “True Scottish Pirate Metal”. My contribution to the day’s festivities will be to share “Captain Morgan’s Revenge” from their album of the same name (long musical intro skipped, feel free to rewind and listen):

Countless years ago, while lost in barren seas
There whispered murmurs of a bloody mutiny
We took up arms and slayed the officers of rank
And with swords drawn, made the captain walk the plank

But as he fell down to the depths, he swore a deadly curse
“As sure as hell’s my final fate, You’ll all soon die or worse”
Now as we stand before the gallows waiting for the end
I’ll say these final words my friend:

At sunrise we will dance the hempen jig
So raise up your pint of rum and take another swig!
The curse of Captain Morgan has lead us to this fate
So have no fear and don’t look back
The afterlife awaits!

Have a great Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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  • Hitch

    Yarrr, matey!

  • *Has already been slapped for saying he’ll provide the pirate if his girlfriend provides the booty*

  • Veritas

    I be listenin’ to the Alestorm now, whilst eatin’ some Pirate cookies. Arharharharhar!

    And I be playin’ Sid Meier’s Pirates! when I go home from work. Yarharhar.

    Sadly, my work is the exact opposite of pirating.

  • pirmas407

    Haha! I know some of those people, wish I could have gone, but alas, Dynamics and Controls called.

    Arrrr! (Also, Boiler Up!)

  • Eliot Rosewater

    My wife and I are trying to get better about planning our meals a head of time which we think will help us eat in more.

    Unbeknownst to me, the meal she planned for tonight is “Pasta Pascal”.

    Is this some sort of a sign from His Holy Noodliness?

    I’m thinking it must be! It’s a Talk Like a Pirate Day miracle!


  • Dan W

    Yarrr, thanks for remindin’ me about this day, matey! Nearly forgot. Here’s another great song for this jolly day:

  • LaurenF


    Sometimes I bring my iPod into work and walk around the lab singing at my coworkers about how I want to keelhaul them. (Or at least, I try to make it very clear that in the category “filthy landlubbers” I would definitely include them.)

    Singing at work is a fun game, sometimes.

  • Dammit! Each year I celebrate this day, but have yet to dress up and walk about the town. I shall plan for 2011 to plunder and pilage. Arrrggh!

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