Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Open Up and Say, "Arr"

(Fishers, IN) - Or, "Arr, Matey". I'm fond of "Off me wooden leg, ye salty dog!"

Yes, today is Talk Like A Pirate Day. Make sure to do your part.

Hat tip: Mike Watt.


ipr said...

Sept. 26, 2007

Dear Editor:

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Jerry said...

Not sure what the above has to do with Pirates, but Bob & Tom have been talking like pirates on Talk Like A Pirate day ever since I can remember. Usually it is some very funny stuff. Your post reminded me of our Hoosier radio guys and gal.

Mike Kole said...

Yeah, I kind of surprised that the Indiana Policy Review spammed my comments. I like their work, but I really don't care for spam.

I get a kick out of pirate-ese. There's a great song by a band called Rats of Unusual Size, called, "Argh!" It's great rocking, and funny stuff besides. I'll have to find my copy here...