Category Archives: Miscellaneous

“You got served, beeyotch!”

OK, after that last post I think we desperately need to lighten the mood a bit. This oughta work. Kick back and relax for the McCain vs. Obama Dance-Off! It’s on!

Stick around for the surprise twist. Whoever made this video has waaaaaay too much spare time, but all the same I’d say it was worth every second. (H/T the Corner.)

Who is the man…?

From Metafilter, the video that no one should miss.  Ever.  Not ever.

I present to you now the theme song from the TV show “Shaft” (sort of), brought to you proudly by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:

Somewhere, Isaac Hayes is pausing to furrow his brow and scratch his bald head, wondering what’s that annoying twanging sound following him around all over Funk Heaven.

Thar’s Aztec gold beyond them shoals, Cap’n! Avast! Hard to port! Yarrrrr!!

It’s September 19, and that’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  My elder niece is a devoted voluptuary of Johnny Depp, dating back to the day she first laid wide blue eyes on Captain Jack Sparrow.  Ergo, it’s my sworn avuncular duty (read my contract) to rally to her side and promote the cause of pirate appreciation.


Hide the rum.

"Hide the rum."

UPDATE: No one should ever need ask where I stand on the question of Pirate vs. Ninja supremacy.  Sure, a ninja might win a fight with a pirate through superior dexterity with some weapons that you’d never see a pirate using, but there’s still no question as to which of the two I’d rather be.  Yarrrrr!!

UPDATE II: OK, the exclamation “Yarrrrr!!” in this post was originally “Arrrrrrgh!!”  However, Cap’n Slappy, the founder of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, advises against this practice, as the latter is more a cry of pain than an expression of “Pirattitude” (Slappy’s word).  This and more useful information courtesy of ITLAPD’s FAQ sheet.