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September 19, 2014
★~ Todays Quote: Where did the one legged pirate go for breakfast?
★~ International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Avast, tiss a fine sunrise. It be speak like a scurvy pirate day me buckos! To get in the groove, here’s How to Truly Talk Like a Pirate.
Talk Like a Pirate Day, was created by two friends during a racquetball game between two friends and later brought to wider attention in 2002 by syndicated columnist Dave Barry.
Listen Up: Friday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. At participating US and Canadian locations (excludes Puerto Rico; Spartanburg/Anderson, SC; and all CT shops). Click to learn more
★~Butterscotch Pudding Day:
Butterscotch is a delicious concoction consisting primarily of brown sugar and butter. Its early history dates back to 1848 and a company called Parkinson’s of Doncaster in southern Yorkshire. Contrary to what its name might suggest, butterscotch is in no way related to Scotland and does not contain liquor.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1876 – Melville R. Bissell of Grand Rapids, MI patented the carpet sweeper on this day. The name, Bissell, became synonymous with carpet sweepers during the first half of the 20th century — much like Frigidaire and refrigerator, Jell-O and gelatin dessert.
♥~ 1970 – She could turn the world on with her smile. The Mary Tyler Moore Show was seen for the first time on CBS-TV. It became one of the most successful television shows of the 1970s. The last, original episode aired on September 3, 1977.
♥~1982 – ‘Smiley’, the first ‘emoticon’ was used in an email posting on this day. Scott E. Fahlman, in a bulletin board discussion at Carnegie Mellon University, wrote, “I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-). Read it sideways.
★~Famous Birthdays :
♥~1981- Slimy is part of the Sesame Street family and is Oscar’s pet worm. Slimy is the smallest of all characters on Sesame Street, being only 2¾in. However, his small size does not affect his dare devil attitude. Slimey won a gold medal in the Worm Olympics, and has parachuted from a plane, been shot out of a cannon whilst kissing girlfriend Glo and become the first worm in space. As Lou Berger, head writer for Sesame Street, put it,”Slimey shows viewers that even the smallest creature can be the most heroic.”
★~ Priate Gallimaufry:
Even scallywags had their standards. Ranking among history’s most successful pirates is Bartholomew “Black Bart” Roberts (1682-1722), a Welsh plunderer who worked with one of his many crews to draft the following bylaws in 1722.
ROCK THE VOTE: “Every man shall have an equal vote in affairs of moment. He shall have an equal title to the fresh provisions or strong liquors at any time seized, and shall use them at pleasure unless a scarcity makes it necessary for the common good that a retrenchment may be voted.”
BE SMART: DON’T STEAL FROM PIRATES: “Every man shall be called fairly in turn by the list on board of prizes, because over and above their proper share, they are allowed a shift of clothes. But if they defraud the company to the value of even one dollar in plate, jewels, or money, they shall be marooned. If any man rob another, he shall have his nose and ears slit, and be put ashore where he shall be sure to encounter hardships.”
GAMBLING’S FOR LANDLUBBERS: “None shall game for money, either with dice or cards.”
MIND THE CURFEW: “The lights and candles shall be put out at eight at night, and if any of the crew desire to drink after that hour they shall sit upon the open deck without lights.”
KEEP BATTLE-READY: “Each man shall keep his piece, cutlass and pistols, at all times clean and ready for action.”
NEVER BRING YOUR DATE HOME: “No boy or woman [shall] be allowed amongst them. If any man shall be found seducing one of the latter sex and carrying her to sea in disguise, he shall suffer death.”
STAND BY YOUR HEARTIES: “He that shall desert the ship or his quarters in the time of battle shall be punished by death or marooning.”
SETTLE DISPUTES ONSHORE (WITH PISTOLS & CUTLASSES, OF COURSE): “None shall strike another on board the ship, but every man’s quarrel shall be ended onshore by sword or pistol in this manner: at the word of command from the Quartermaster, each man being previously placed back to back, shall turn and fire immediately. If any man do not, the Quartermaster shall knock the piece out of his hand. If both miss their aim, they shall take to their cutlasses, and he that draws first blood shall be declared the victor.”
LOSE A LIMB, GET WORKER’S COMP: “Every man who shall become a cripple or lose a limb in the service shall have eight hundred pieces of eight from the common stock, and for lesser hurts proportionately.”
REMEMBER: RANK HAS ITS PRIVILEGES: “The Captain and the Quartermaster shall each receive two shares of a prize, the Master Gunner and Boatswain, one and one half shares, all other officers one and one quarter, and private gentlemen of fortune one share each.”
GIVE THE BAND A BREAK “The musicians shall have rest on the Sabbath Day only, by right, on all other days, by favor only.”
Have a jolly day me buckos. What do you think would be the best part of being a pirate?
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