Anyone who has ever surfed the web will probably realize that today is Talk Like a Pirate Day!
I'm not sure what the fascination is with pirates though I admit to falling under their spell as well, but their legends have endured since the days of Blackbeard and before. I, personally, have spent vacations wandering old pirate haunts in N and S Carolina and even recently in Newport, RI. Or singing along with the animatronics on Disney's famed ride. (I think that's still probably my favorite ride of all!)
This morning I even watched Pirates: Band of Misfits which amused me greatly.
Here are a few other ways to get in the pirate mood and celebrate the scurvy rats who sail the seven seas!
|everyone's favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow|
|who doesn't have a soft spot for Captain Hook?|
|the most terrifying pirates in my list|
|Peter Ustinov at his best!|
|for the treasure and their looming presence if not an actual on-screen appearance by One-Eyed Willie|
|this version with Christian Bale is my favorite!|
Throw a party!
This is obviously just a sampling for the possibilities are virtually endless but it's a start for getting your timbers shivered.
Avast ye hearties, get going before I have ye keelhauled and walkin' the plank! Savvy?
**all book and movie images from Amazon, you can purchase any of them there!