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It’s International “Talk Like a Pirate” Day

September 19th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 23 Comments

…So why not celebrate tonight by enjoying a recent Rifftrax release?


What? There’s water, and stuff.

Oh, I suppose you were thinking all literal-minded, all “inside the box,” weren’t you? WEREN’T YOU?!


Guess that one is a little more on topic (…especially for those of you who simply refuse to do any pushing of envelopes, and just leave all envelopes lying around, willy-nilly, un-pushed).

And if you plan on getting all pirate-y today, it’s worth remembering who really invented the pirate as we know it today. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Robert Newton, a.k.a. the Original Pirate-Gangsta, a.k.a. Long John Silver* (daring to wear red, in this clip):

(* a character who never, so far as I know, served Popcorn Shrimp Combo Basket Platters aboard the Hispaniola)

[P.S. Joey Pants contest winner will be announced over the weekend.]

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hugh on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I refuse to participate in Talk Like a Pirate Day” on the grounds that it violates my religious beliefs. I am a ninja.

  • 2 Krud on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    But enjoy the RiffTrax release by PAYING for it. This isn’t meant to celebrate the “other” kind of pirate. Arrr!

  • 3 Bill Corbett on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Right you ARRRRRR.

    And thank you. (Um, thank ye.)

  • 4 Tv Miller on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Two Rifftrax releases that toy with my sea-queasiness?! What cruel fate…

  • 5 Ninjew on Sep 19, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I refuse to participate in Hugh’s nonparticipation in “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on the grounds that he violates my belief in ninjas.

    I…am NINJEW!

    (oh, and “arrrrghe me bucko on a dead man’s timbers of eight” … or something like that)

  • 6 Barry on Sep 19, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Arrr! But we be havin’ pie here. And if ye don’t like pie, ye can walk the plank!

  • 7 RemmieBarrow on Sep 19, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    One thing I have to say about pirates is that they were not into appearances like so many these days.

  • 8 Charlie W on Sep 19, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Arr, too many of ye seadogs be literal minded. It be time for ye to broaden ye minds, arr.

  • 9 Mary Arline on Sep 19, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Oh, for ten toes!

  • 10 Hugh on Sep 19, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    You’ll have to find me, first.

  • 11 Rowsdower on Sep 19, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    You’d be the one clinging to the ceiling dripping poison down a string onto our pie right?

  • 12 James Shearhart on Sep 19, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I had my timbers shivered once, but then I got this rash, and I had to stay in bed for awhile, and I didn’t sleep all that well, and I had to stay away from shellfish, and I had to grow my hair out longer to cover the scarring.


    Oh, and grog? Not as much fun as one would think….

  • 13 Neb on Sep 19, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Oh, arr, oy loves me some Robert Newton! If Rush ain’t channeling him in the PotC movies, I’ll be hornswaggled and stove in.

  • 14 Tom Stone on Sep 19, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    *speaks an incomprehensible creole of half a dozen Southeast Asian languages*

    Ohhh, you meant [i]old[/i] pirates.

  • 15 Heather on Sep 19, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of parasiticidal soap for ye mangy dogs.

  • 16 Hugh on Sep 19, 2008 at 6:36 pm


  • 17 Scooter on Sep 19, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Ninjew? with throwing Star of Davids?

  • 18 Ninjew on Sep 19, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    And I was trained by Master Mashugana!

  • 19 R.A. Roth on Sep 20, 2008 at 2:40 am

    A friend of mine from high school, who used to work at a Long John Silver, said, and I quote, “They change the frying medium about once a month. I wouldn’t eat there if I were you.”

    Indeed “Arrrgggg!” is, in pirate lingo, code for extreme stomach cramps and bleeding at the rectum.


  • 20 Doug on Sep 20, 2008 at 6:31 am

    “bleeding at the rectum” That sounds like a phenominal name for a punk band.

    Or a warning label for a michael bolton cd.

  • 21 Libby on Sep 20, 2008 at 6:55 am

    I think I should win the Joey Pants competition because I am giving you a link for bacon cake.


  • 22 To_Servo_Man on Sep 20, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Any sexy ladies out there want to shiver me timbers…?

    Heh heh… Heh…

    No, then?

  • 23 RemmieBarrow on Sep 20, 2008 at 11:34 am

    By the way, I am not a ninja or a pirate. I am a space man.