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Talk like a pirate day

September 19th, 2006 · No Comments

Talk like a pirate day

Arrr…

Best SNL skit in the past year…

“(Opens with a shot of the Holiday Inn hotel. Cut to an activities board that reads: 1:00 Schwartz Bar Mitzvah 4:00 Real Estate Seminar 7:30 Pirate Convention. Growling is heard and dissolves to room decorated with pirate stuff, big skull banner with cross bones. A group of about 10 guys dressed in authentic pirate attire. Eye patches, hats, bandannas, scarfs,wild hair, the whole 9 yards. Red beard Pete has a parrot on his shoulder, he is at the podium)

Red Beard Pete:(gruff voice) Settle down, settle down, settle down. Ahoy! Maties! I welcome ye to the fourth annual pirate convention. I be your moderator Red Beard Pete. We first like to thank the good people of the Milwaukee Holiday Inn for the accommodations. Not out first choice but there was no vacancy at our favorite hotel the Ritz Car-r-r-r-r-r-lton.

All pirates: CAR-R-R-R-R-R-R-R-RLTON!! ARRR-ARRR!!”

And a bit of history on this wonderful day …..

“International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by two Americans, John Baur (“Ol’ Chum Bucket”) and Mark Summers (“Cap’n Slappy”), who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like pirates. For example, instead of “hello,” an observer of this holiday would greet his mates with “Ahoy, me hearty!” The date was selected because it is the birthday of Summers’ ex-wife and would consequently be easy for him to remember.”

http://www.talklikeapirate.com | Wikipedia on Talk like a pirate day | SNL skit

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