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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:09 PM

 

Arr! Michigan to formally recognize ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day’



The Michigan Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution to officially recognize September 19, 2013, as International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

“Thank you, matey,” state Sen. Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw) said on the Senate floor. “Today we have passed speak like a pirate day.”

The resolution noted that International Talk Like a Pirate Day “began humbly in 1995 between two pirate enthusiasts named John Baur and Mark Summers as way to express their individual passion for nautical plundering.”


The two men celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day on their own for seven years before contacting comedian and author Dave Barry in hopes of popularizing the day. Their hopes turned into reality after Barry wrote a column about the day. The swashbuckling holiday was an instant sensation.

“Whereas, As ITLPD has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, it is appropriate for the state of Michigan to formally acknowledge this holiday and grant it the recognition it truly deserves. As a Great Lakes state, one of Michigan’s main duties must be promoting worthy maritime initiatives. ITLPD would give Michiganders who feel a strong connection to our Great Lakes an opportunity to properly celebrate beloved maritime activities, past and present,” the resolution added.


Source: Raw Story

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:34 PM

1. Officially sanctioned silliness

At least in Michigan civilization looks in a mirror and smiles.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:36 PM

2. What? No Arrrgghhhh!!!! ?

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 10:11 PM

3. Aye Matey!

 

All a landlubber has to do is install Avast Antivirus, and setup the "Pirate" language.
Ye can have Pirate talk all year long.
Arrg!

I like it. We need more pirates!
From Wikipedia:
Pirates and global warming
chart showing that in 1820 there were 25,000 pirates and the global average temperature was 14.2 degrees C, while in 2000 there were 17 pirates and the global average temperature was 15.9 degrees C.
A chart that, according to Bobby Henderson, correlates the number of pirates with global temperature

According to Pastafarian "beliefs", pirates are "absolute divine beings" and the original Pastafarians.[7] Furthermore, Pastafarians believe that the concept of pirates as "thieves and outcasts" is misinformation spread by Christian theologians in the Middle Ages and by Hare Krishnas. Instead, Pastafarians believe that they were "peace-loving explorers and spreaders of good will" who distributed candy to small children, adding that modern pirates are in no way similar to "the fun-loving buccaneers from history". In addition, Pastafarians believe that ghost pirates are responsible for all of the mysteriously lost ships and planes of the Bermuda Triangle. Pastafarians celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19.[38]

The inclusion of pirates in Pastafarianism was part of Henderson's original letter to the Kansas State Board of Education, in an effort to illustrate that correlation does not imply causation.[39] Henderson presented the argument that "global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of pirates since the 1800s."[7] A chart accompanying the letter (with numbers humorously disordered on the x-axis) shows that as the number of pirates decreased, global temperatures increased. This parodies the suggestion from some religious groups that the high numbers of disasters, famines, and wars in the world is due to the lack of respect and worship toward their deity. In 2008, Henderson interpreted the growing pirate activities at the Gulf of Aden as additional support, pointing out that Somalia has "the highest number of pirates and the lowest carbon emissions of any country".[40]


May you all be touched by His Noodly Appendages!

RAMEN and WOMEN.

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