Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 to write a book.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Yom Kippur is over. So is Ramadan. Now it's time to sharpen your hand-hook, put your parrot on your shoulder, raise the skull-and-crossbones, put the plank over the gunwale, load the cannons, clean the poop off the poopdeck, secure the treasure chests, batten down the hatches, unfurl the sails, man the yardarms, keelhaul the landlubbers, watch Peter Pan and Pirates of the Caribbean and say "avast," "yo-ho-ho," "AAARRRGGHH" and "me hearties" a lot.
Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Now, get me some grog and hardtack, wench. I be preparin' to plunder some booty!