Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Talk like a Pirate

Here at Man Beard Blog, we love pirates. I'd refer you to this post for a full explanation, not that loving pirates requires explanation, but the connection to Man Beard Blog is this:

Being a pirate is about more than just being in a group of bearded people and it is more than a richly rewarding career or an enviable lifestyle choice (though it certainly is all of those things). Piracy is a kind of Man-Beardness, and because of that it follows that piracy is Man Beardness*.
Because of the passionate love affair between Man Beard Blog and piracy, we wish to honor pirates by noting that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

We think that it is wonderful that there is such a day, but unfortunately we have no idea what it means to have a day to talk like a pirate. The concept eludes us completely.

You know how sometimes you visit some weird place and everyone talks with a funny accent, but then when you talk normally, suddenly they tell you that you have an accent? And you're all like "what the fuck, I don't have an accent, you have the accent you creepy little shit." I think that's what International Talk Like a Pirate Day is like for us here at Man Beard Blog.

Emulating fierce and fearsome Man Beards of the high seas is a lifestyle for us, an every day occurrence. We don't really need a special day for it, but in some abstract way we recognize that others might.

I think that's why people don't like it when we visit them. They probably think we're about to rape their women and plunder their booty. Which of course we are. We're Man Beard Blog, you creepy little shit, what do you think we're here for, the pleasure your company? Our beards are the only company we need. Go fetch me some rum and your filthiest wench!


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Walter Jeffries said...

Over on my Sugar Mountain Farm blog on the Three Little Pigs post you asked about sows adopting piglets.

Yes, the sows are very good about adopting. They'll give a few snuffs to smell the piglets and accept them.

They also co-nurse. That is to say several sows will nest near each other and the piglets will nurse on all of them. When the piglets are reasonably close in size this works out very well. The only problem is if much bigger weaner piglets try to get in on the action. Then we separate them out to a weaning area.

Speaking of Pirates, this week my son Ben made snowmen of pirates out at the end of our driveway. The mailbox has a great white shark leaping up out of the snow drift at the mailman. Fun in the north lands!

adspar said...

The artistic creativity and love of pirates shown by your son could mean he's on his way to being a Man Beard.

Man Beard Blog has yet to specifically explore the relationship between farming and Man Beards, though the Amish suggest there might be a strong connection. Running around holding out chainsaws with just one hand sounds pretty promising.