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Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Begosh and begorrah, but the morrow be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrr, mateys, greetings to all! First, a mug of the ole ale with Rev. Barky and those wicked wenches JanieBelle and Kate. Second, we tie Rich Hughes to the mast! Third, we make AFDave shimmy the plank! Wha-ho! Ignore me video, Davey, you scurvy knave-y!

(Navy, get it? Navy. Heh.)

Speaking of the navy, who remembers this song:

We joined the navy to see the world,
And what did we see:
We saw the sea!
We saw the Pacific and the Atlantic, but the Artlantic isn’t romantic, and the Pacific isn’t what it’s cracked up to be!

We joined the navy to do or die,
But we didn’t do, and we didn’t die –
We were much too busy looking at the ocean and the sky,
And what did we see:
We saw the sea!
We saw the Atlantic and the Pacific, but the Pacific isn’t terrific, and the Atlantic isn’t what it’s cracked up to be!

They tell us that the admiral is as nice as he can be,
But we never see the admiral,
Because the admiral has never been to sea.

We joined the navy to see the girls,
And what did we see:
We saw the sea!
Instead of a girl or two in a taxi, we were compelled to look at the Black Sea, seeing the Black Sea isn’t what it’s cracked up to be!

Sailing, sailing, home again to see the girls upon the village green
Then across the foam again –
To see the other seas we haven’t seen!

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Blogger Bjorn said...

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was, "Arrrgh!

September 18, 2007 3:54 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

In the beginning was the hook.

And the hook got stuck in your license plate. And out of that came the sky, the earth, campfires, and cheesy ghost stories.

The truth is scarrryyy! ;-)

September 18, 2007 9:11 PM  
Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

Arrr! and a great day t'will be fer global warming! Being as how more pirates decrease that thar thing.

September 19, 2007 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I learned one verse of this song over a half century ago, but I had never seen the other verses.

There are at least 179 to the song "Alfalfa Hay," but I don't have time to list them.

There are exactly 99 verses to"99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall."

September 19, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Being as how more pirates decrease that thar thing.

That’s right! There global warming became an issue when there were less pirates in the world!

Scotius – There is a song that goes like this: This is the Song that Goes Like This, and it goes like this.

September 19, 2007 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm! "This Is the Song That Goes Like This" has much more variety than "Alfalfa Hay" or "99 Bottles."
I know the 179 verses of "AH" but have never had occasion to perform them at any one time. Well over thirty years ago, a fellow worker and I sang all the verses to "99."

September 19, 2007 5:56 PM  
Anonymous 386sx said...

Lol that reminds me of a really old song called "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt." Yarrr!

September 20, 2007 6:21 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Okay, you two, Scotius and 286xs, you’ve done it now. You asked for it. Prepare for...“Hubba Hubba Zoot Zoot”...

with LOLCats!

Try to cleanse your mental palate after this one!

September 20, 2007 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Yon Yonson.
I come from Visconsin.
I vork in the lumber mills there.
Effry girl that I meet
As I valk down da street
Says, "Hello,"
"Vat's your name?"
And I say ...

One would have to be snokkered out of one's gourd, or bored out of same, to indulge in singing any of these for any length of time.

September 20, 2007 9:38 AM  
Anonymous 386sx said...

I sure am glad that crazy pirate day is done and over with because I think it gave me dyslexia or something. I'm not kidding!!

September 22, 2007 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lysdexic tipare, eh?

September 24, 2007 1:00 PM  

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