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September 19, 2005

In Honor of a Special Day



Yes, that's all I have for you today. My brain feels like it's collapsed like the proverbial flan in the cupboard.  


Posted by john at September 19, 2005 03:54 PM

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Jaxon | September 19, 2005 04:50 PM

You keep biting down on sharp things like that blade there, and flan will be all you can eat!

JonathanMoeller | September 19, 2005 05:00 PM

Arrrr! Break out the rum!

I think International Talk Like A Pirate Day is actually more fun than Valentine's Day AND New Year's Eve put together. You wear a black hat with a skull on it to work on those days and people just look at you funny.

G. Jules | September 19, 2005 05:21 PM

Oooooooh! Mangroves!

wendell | September 19, 2005 06:24 PM

Best word combination of the day for Sept. 19, 2005: "proverbial flan".

But then, flan is just one of those words that just make any words adjacent to it funnier.

Kit | September 19, 2005 06:28 PM

My only problem with Talk Like a Pirate day is that it glorifies those scurvy sea dogs who fight with no honor. Long live the ninjas!

Trent Steel | September 19, 2005 07:21 PM

That looks more like a claymore then a Pirate sword.
Not the Army boom-boom kind, but the Highlander Braveheart kind.
-Still cool regardless.
/Arrrgh, I'll take S-words or The Penis Mightier Trabeck!

Justin Johnson | September 19, 2005 08:12 PM

Claymore my foot! That's just a long sword.

But ye're ninjas can't compare to the roar of the cannon, the song of the seas, and the glint of gold! Arrr!

besides, ninjas, being sneaky assassins and spies, aren't oozing honor either. Heh.

-the nit-picky history buff

Nicholas | September 19, 2005 08:42 PM

Creativity ends. It happens! But the picture certainly amused me enough to make up for the lack of text!

mythago | September 20, 2005 01:04 AM

John, you're supposed to bite the flat of the blade.


Michael Rawdon | September 20, 2005 01:55 AM

Geez, and here I thought it was Talk Like a Prat Day! Glad you set me straight! :-)

Nathan Sharfi | September 20, 2005 01:55 AM

Yawn. When's Talk Like a Ninja Day?

Soni | September 20, 2005 02:58 AM

You know, John, if you keep your flan in the cupboard, it's no wonder it goes flat. I believe it's time for Krissy to take over the culinary storage decisions from now on.

Besides. It attracts ants in there.

Dean | September 20, 2005 07:33 AM

Mythago sez: John, you're supposed to bite the flat of the blade.

I wondered about that, too, but came to the conclusion that he's using Pirate Floss.

I've decided that Talk Like a Pirate Day allows me to talk like Cap'n Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribbean I.

Dane | September 20, 2005 07:50 AM

When is "Stalk Like A Ninja" Day?

Dane | September 20, 2005 07:59 AM

I think he bit the width of the blade for photogenic reasons. He'd have to lower his head so you could tell its a blade...and he knows a true pirate would never lower their head for photographs!

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