A giveaway for pirate fans (not the ones who live in Pittsburgh).Posted by Donna Freedman on Sep 15, 2012 | 33 comments
If International Talk Like a Pirate Day did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it – just so that I could have this particular giveaway.
By all means follow the above link so that you’ll be conversant with what the buccaneer wannabes will be doing on Sept. 19. (Hint: It has to do with talking like a pirate.)
Then, mateys, feast your eyes on the two-part prize:
“Pirate Attack!”: This works on the same principle as the Chicken Chucker and Love Gun toys that I’ve included in previous giveaways. It’s a small catapult that promises to launch pirates up to 15 feet. Four little plastic freebooters are included, one of whom has a hook for a hand and one of whom may be Anne Bonney.
“Pirate Haiku: Bilge-Sucking Poems of Booty, Grog and Wenches for Scurvy Sea Dogs.” Who says that poetry is only for the effete? Here are a few samples:
You get a lot of
promotions on pirate ships,
due to mutinies.
Grog hangovers may
be one thing that can explain
Pirates steal because
they don’t have regular jobs
with a pension plan.
I’ve pirated years
and known just one Buccaneer.
He was from Tampa.
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The entry deadline is 9 p.m. PDT Monday, Sept. 17. The winner must respond by 9 p.m. PDT Tuesday, Sept. 18. If you enter, check your e-mail. Me hearties.