1. plunge says

    Totally off topic, but has anyone recieved their Focus on the Family books yet? Its been longer than the shipping period, but I’ve recieved nothing. Was it too good to be true?

  2. Corkscrew says

    A pirate walks into a bar. The barkeeper is surprised to see a large ship’s wheel shoved down his britches. “Do you know you’ve got a steering wheel in your trousers, sir?” he enquires.

    “Yarr,” says the pirate, “it’s driving me nuts”.

    I believe this provides a further data point in favour of your assertion.

  3. says

    A quick trip to Google was disappointing … I didn’t see any geologists with a “Pyrates of the Caribbean” page. (Lots of links to the movie, misspelled, but no rocks.)

  4. says

    Oops, didn’t think of the other (and probably proper) spelling …

    So now, I find things like Pyrites of the Caribbean: (USA, 2003) Johnny Depp is dissapointed to discover that Blackbeard’s treasure is actually Iron Disulfide. …

  5. Magnus Malmborn says

    Check this pirate out.

    NSFW warning: The contents of the linked page may change at any time, and is likely to within the next day or two. The site is known for patently NSFW content.

  6. George Cauldron says

    The first joke my daughter learned to tell:

    Q: Why couldn’t the pirate go to the movie?

    A: Because it was rated aarrrghh

  7. mothworm says

    The New Yorker had one years ago. In the cartoon, there’s a classroom full of small children, and one pirate. The teacher says, “OK class, pi is equal to what squared? Bluebeard, you might know this one.”


  8. says

    Younger offspring was frolicking about the house pretending to be a dog the other day. “Arf! Arf!”

    Mid-frolic, younger offspring picked up a toy hand-hook that had been left on the couch by elder offspring, and switched seemlessly to, “ARRRf! ARRRf!”

    They start young, these scurvy dogs.

  9. BlueIndependent says

    What does a pirate chant when he is meditating?


  10. Karley says

    To answer the James Dobson question-

    “Unfortunately, there is currently a coordinated effort in the marketplace to abuse Focus on the Family’s benevolent practices. Let me also assure you that we have stopped the shipment of the items you selected. We’re sorry for any inconvenience you’ve experienced due to these circumstances. If you need further assistance, please call 1-800-232-6459.

    Michele Novak
    Constituent Response Representative
    Focus on the Family”

  11. plunge says

    Hey Karley, where and when did you recieve that notice? And on what date did you place the order?

  12. fusilier says

    courtesy St. Roy Underhill (The Woodwright’s Shop on PBS):
    Why do pirates insulate their ships?

    For the Arrrrgh! value, of course.

    James 2:24

  13. Karley says

    plunge- I had to ask them where my stuff was. And I placed it the day after it was posted here, IIRC.

    Darn- we broke FotF!

  14. plunge says

    Darn. It was too good to be true: free copies of books I want to read but would never pay money for.

  15. says

    William Penn had a hard time finding a way to market his aunt’s pies because they cost so much to make, the prices had to be outrageous in order to turn a profit. In fact, it got so bad that the big scandal of the day was the Pie Rates of Penn’s Aunts.



  16. 386sx says

    What modern science actually tells us is that we live in a remarkable and dynamic universe, in which the genuine miracle is its remarkable embrace of life and change.Kenneth Miller

    How a pirate would say it:

    Lookie thar at that rock. That`s th’ real miracle a pile o’ dirt an’ a rock. Wow, miracles be really nifty accordin’ t’ th’ Holy Father ya scallywag who ortin’ t’ be keel hauled!

  17. truth machine says

    Um…I liked the idea of the joke, but π ≠ r2

    Not to mention the fact that Bluebeard wasn’t a pirate.

  18. Torbjörn Larsson says

    “Let me also assure you that we have stopped the shipment of the items you selected. ”
    As always, too god to be true.

    I have never understood how the fashionable pirate should accessorize.
    A pARRRot or a pARRRakeet?