What did ye do on
... and the days before and after (we're discoverin' that tryin' to confine
pirattitude to a single day is like tryin' to keep rum in a barrel with
the bung pulled out!)! Let
us know, an' we'll tell the world! Be sure to tell us if
yer event is open to the public! Be aware that things
are pretty crazy here right now, so we probably wont' be replyin' to yer
e-mails, but the Webwench is addin' updates as fast as she can..
miss the photos! And when the party's over, send
us your own best picture - just ONE, please! (If ye send
photos of events listed on this page, let the webwench know which one
so she can link 'em up all tidy-like.)
Find out what the media's saying about Talk Like A Pirate Day here.
And what the Pirate Guys themselves (and associated wenches) have been
up to here. And don't miss the fan
Your plans for International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2007
On Sept. 19th:
- Once again, Marie
Curie Cancer Care
was first out of the gate with plans to incorporate Talk Like A
Pirate Day into their annual fund-raising activities. This UK charity
does great work making it possible for cancer patients to be cared for
at home. And they're teaming up with our pals at Yarr.org.uk, the "official"
UK Talk Like A Pirate Day site, to release a
fund-raising single in honor o' the day.
- National Public Radio's Morning
hosts talked like pirates in a tribute to the day, and interviewed
George Choundas, author of The Pirate
Primer. Later in the day, the program Day To Day also mentioned
- Flickr, the Yahoo-based
photo-sharing site (and home ofour own TLAPD photo gallery), added a
pirate flag icon to its masthead on Sept. 19, and featured only pirate-themed
photos in its "Explore" page. Not only that, but if ye scroll
clear to the bottom o' any Flickr page today, ye'll see "Arrrr!"
listed among the languages the site's available in. Click it to translate
the whole blasted thing into pirate! See
their blog entry.
- Fans report that in a Sept. 18 concert at New York City's Madison
Square Garden, Jimmy Buffett acknowledged Talk Like
A Pirate Day several times, complete with a few, "Arrrghs!",
and encouraged fans to observe the day
- Spotted by a fan watching NASA TV: Astronaut Clayton Anderson
on the international space station celebrating TLAP day, complete
with eye patch!
- ESPN's "Around the Horn" show for Sept.
19 featured panelists talking about sports - in pirate.
the Web weather site, featured meteorologist Rachel Peterson doin' her
best to talk like a pirate. Good work, Rachel!
- The SonOfCheese podcast featured an
interview with Cap'n Slappy.
- Lis Riba, at Riba
Rambles, dug up clips of a classic 1981 Michael Nesmith
schtick on the Pirate Alphabet, put
them on YouTube and posted them to her blog.
- The LabBratz webcomic featured a TLAPD
Steeler Nation football forums were talking like pirates!
- Some folks over in the MacJams.com musician forums
celebrated TLAPD by writing
- Our friend Cindy Vallar at the Pirates
and Privateers Web site sponsored a contest to see which
entrant had the most Pirattitude.
- Free pirate tunes
- MediaWar.com offered a pirate mix to get 'ye in the mood.
- Speaking of tunes, Cap'n Ishtar was back for the second year in a
row with her Talk
Like A Pirate Day Theme Show podcast, more than an hour
of pirate-related music - this year "a lot more child-friendly
fer th' wee ones." (Last year's podcast is still available here.)
Urban Dictionary's Word of the Day was "Yarr!"
- KAOS Radio Olympia
ran an hour of pirate music starting at midnight pacific time Sept 19th.
- In honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day,
Shimmer Magazine is offering a preview of their Pirate
issue. The issue is guest edited by John Joseph Adams of Fantasy and
Science Fiction, and features 10 new stories, with art from James Owen.Visitors
to the site can download a free story from the issue: The Sweet
Realm, by Jill Snider Lum, and watch a trailer.
Crosswords offered up a pirate-themed puzzle for Talk Like
A Pirate Day
- US-HERO, the US
Homeland Emergency Response Organization, had a special TLAPD look
and feel from midnight to midnight on the 19th.
- The Haunted Saloon,
a "live Internet Western," went pirate on Sept. 18. Check
an excerpt of the show on YouTube.
- Second Life - There were TLAPD parties
all over the virtual world of Second Life, including
Aazy's Place, Skinny Dip Inn and Nude Beach and ElvenMyst
in the Elflands, and a SL radio show by Loki Santana. .SL-er Rosmairta
Kilara got some great pictures, starting
- iZs Press launched Panther
Bay Pirate Blog, with news and We'll include news and updates
from the pirating world
- Sublime Stitching, the Austin-based creater of "the
hippest embroidery patterns ever", offered special pirate-themed
stitching patterns for TLAPD.
Zazzle.com, they're sponsoring a pirate art contest for
TLAPD, with a $1,000 top prize! Check out the clever entries here.
- The CyberInstitute offered a free
Flash quiz "Pirate or Plank." to test your pirate vocabulary.
(Flash, audio, e-mail address required)
- Those who logged in to crucial.com
got a chance to win one of two 2GB custom memorys upgrade
by solving a treasure puzzle
- This Kilted Life,
(normally a podcast about being a kilt-wearing man in a pants-wearing
world) devoted its Sept, 17 show to pirattitude, according to Kilted
Eric, aka the Skirted River Pirate.
- If ye're on FaceBook,
search for "Talk
Like A Pirate Day" to join a new group devoted to you-know-what,
set up by fan Eric Bellamy.
- Members of Zude.Com,
a social networking site, set their sails for the whitepages an' lobbbed
a canonball at the "competitions" link for a little Talk Like
A Pirate Day fun, courtesy o' Zude member and pirate fan Jed Kantos
- At the Dockwave.com
message board, participants wore piratical avatars, peppered
their chat with "high seas" talk and played at being seafarers,
wenches and landlubbers. (Free) membership required.
a popular how-to site, was one of many Web sites that went
pirate (If ye want the usual version back, just change "aye"
to "nay" in the URL.)
- At VO-BB, a
message board for people who do voice-overs, they love TLAPD. This year
they delebrated with a Pirate Promo Contest, with a treasure chest as
a social networking site that lets you create a cartoon version of yerself
and interact with friends, is going pirate all week long, with pirate
clothes and accessories for the WeeMee avatars and, of course, talking
an Internet provider in the UK, went pirate for the week, too. "Several
of us here talk like pirates anyway and, not that we need an excuse,
we can have a bit of extra pirate fun and a staff 'whip round' in aid
of Children in Need," writes support manager Pirate Pete.
- The VinXperience message
board, based in Germany with about 1500 members worldwide,
celebrated TLAPD with pirate talk, pirate sigs and pirate avatars. Pirates
and Vin Diesel - now there's a marriage made in heaven!
- There was more pirate talk on the 19th at 24TCG,
an on-line trading card game based on the TV series 24.
- And at Ship of Fools,
they played pirate tournaments in honor of TLAPD.
- Chat like a pirate: Many IRC channels celebrated , including:
- a ship fer PHP pirates t' gather 'n' fella-ship. 'Tis 'bout community,
friendship, fartin' 'round, 'n' walkin' th' plank.
- Pegasus News
went pirate for the day (screenshot
- At Pollicious.com,
alas, Cap'n Crunch lost out to Tony the Frosted Flakes Tiger in a "best
cereal mascot" poll.
- The 19th was Pirate Art day at
- iRock109.com, the international Internet radio station, celebrated
TLAPD all day "we Had our auto DJ, Otto The Cabin Boy, The
Count became Cap'n Count (a la Cap'n Crunch), There's us, The Dread
Pirate Ash and Eva the Pirate Queen and following us will be Mad Dog
Kagoo. " See
a screenshot here...
- A Green
Pirate YouTube video about solid state
lighting, of all things.
- The Low Country Parrothead Club offered a
special TLAPD newsletter. (.pdf file)
Blog Like A Pirate -
- The American
Library Association's Intellectual Freedom blog blogged
about banned books for TLAPD
- Mad knitters from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
have been knitting piratical
jollyfish hats, and blogger KnittingJuJu (who designed the pattern)
posted some examples
from around the world for TLAPD.
- MainMor lost his voice on TLAPD, so hespent it
blogging like a pirate.
- Black-hearted Nell took virtual pen in hand to write
NCIS fanfiction story based on Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Daily Skwib is blogging like a pirate all week, starting
with Lost PowerPoint Slides (Buccaneer Edition)/
- The Pirate
Librarian - Tacklin' the "23 Things" technology
learning program with true pirattitude!
- More blogs get in the act on Sept. 19:
Barry's Blog was pretty much all-pirate, all day. Thanks,
Dave (and Judi!)
(several posts on the 19th)
the gaming news blog
Light (The Webwench's favorite. If ye get it, you'll
know why. If ye don't, ye need t' read more science fiction).
the parenting blog
Blog of Lists
a new mobile blogging service launched just this week, talked like
in Your Business
of Comedy (MySpace blog)
Pineapple Town wrote a song for the day
- The Occasionally
Worthwhile Ramblings of a Sometimes Outraged Mind
At Home, a home-school blog, offered a pirate lesson
from Missouri has the cat-bloggers
going with Meow Like A Pirate Day.
- More cat-blogging at Bonnie
Underfoot and Victor Tabby
Digital Marketing Blog
DesMoines Injury Board, a workers' compensation blog
the Big Black Bus
Game like a pirate
- Flying Lab Software invited
Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket to become immortalized as characters
in their on-line game, Pirates
of the Burning Sea. Says Ol' Chumbucket, "That's fairly
cool. And geeky!" In return, we've made PotBS the "official"
game of TLAPD 2007.
- Over at Puzzle Pirates, it's all pirates, all year
long ... but Captain Countrygirly of the Devil's Crew on the Sage Ocean
had special goin's on for TLAPD: "Normally you start out the
game with just the rags on your back, but if your readers use this
link they'll start the game with 500 poe! And find me in game and
I'll be happy to help acclimate you to your new piraty world!"
- In City of Heroes, the MMORPG, Sarah "lethe"
together a pirate adventure in honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day,
complete with contests and a romp through the newly constructed Treasure
- World of Warcraft TLAPD: The Sons of Hell guild on
the Khadgar server of World of Warcraft held a TLAPD party from on Sept.
19 at Booty Bay, with pirate and skeleton avatars, drinking and duelling
were the order of the day. There were reports of several pirate-themed
events on WoW; a fan sent us this screenshot
- Eternal Nox,
a new fantasy RPG forum, featured piratey games an' some plunder ter
find. It requires registration, but it's a free-to-use site. Th' users
who sign up fer th' event'll be able ter git some very piratey stuff
fer their dressable avatars. - Dirtbeard
Myst On-line - URU communities partied like pirates on
the 19th, too, a friend tells us.
- The scurvy scallywags of Armyn ab Treanid, a guild on The
Dark Age of Camelot, introduced the old world to the ways
of pirattitude on Sept. 19. "We are located on the Guinevere
Server (our own wench even), a roleplaying server. We will be doing
our usual causing of mass confusion and mayhem." - Lunk
- At Pegamoose Games, there's a
new $10 pirate puzzle challenge for TLAPD.
Nights : Aria Roleplay server hosted interactive multiplayer
Pirate Roleplay with dungeons & dragons, Forggoten Realms, Sea of
Fallen Stars, the Pirate isles.