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Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Databits on July 20, 2006, 05:58:54 pm
So how many of you are pirates??

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/ra1yan/Flash%20Animations/1151543979.swf
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: griever on July 20, 2006, 07:11:04 pm
*LOL*  Does writing this off stolen wireless count?
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Xepher on July 21, 2006, 12:39:57 am
Yarr! I be a pirate! http://www.pirate-party.us/user/1168
Alsa, yon link only be workin' if ye be logged in yerself.

Be a Pirate! (http://www.pirate-party.us/join)
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Xepher on July 21, 2006, 11:23:00 pm
And speaking of political issues. Net Neutrality... there's a lot of scary stuff going down in congress. If they let timewarner get their way, it's not gonna be pretty.

Here with a comical and insightful explanation, John Stewart! http://youtube.com/watch?v=-YedWtX9tKE
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: tickyhead on July 26, 2006, 04:02:27 am
I want that song. Yar!
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: frostings on July 28, 2006, 12:14:55 am
haha The flashing colours in the background are blinding. XDD
The song... is catchy. *swings arms around*
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: tickyhead on July 29, 2006, 01:39:56 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0yI2MQf8Tk&search=Lazytown%20Pirate
Proof that kids shows are getting better and better....why couldn't they sing about pirates when I was little?
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: gopus on July 29, 2006, 04:43:38 am
I always thought the Lazytown show was well choreographed for a children's show. Also, the people on YOUTUBE dissing Lazytown are worthless sock sniffers.
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Xepher on July 30, 2006, 03:43:08 am
That's awesome! Kid's shows spread the word of the pirate.
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: gracey on July 31, 2006, 02:03:35 am
I've been a pirate since watching the Goonies, Cutthroat Island, and Sinbad! My name is Iron Grace Kidd the Bonney!

I was a gypsy on Halloween last year and my friend Roman was a pirate. He kept on insisting that we should have lice-infested, scraggy-haired, scurvy-strickened babies together throughout the night. I hope to god he was drunk...

you can view the pic of Roman the Scrappy http://www.flickr.com/photos/irongracekidd/103619216
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: tickyhead on July 31, 2006, 02:28:53 am
When I was reeeeeally little (like, barely-just-learned-to-read little) I liked to obsess over four things: Ancient Egypt, Greecian myths, bats, and pirates. I think I have read every pirate book, at one point or another, in the entirety of the santa cruz county library system. My dad and I would stay up late watching old pirate movies (including the ones Gracey mentioned), sing pirate songs and dress up in piratey stuff. Me and my friends even had pirate-themed birthday parties. XD Ah, the good ol' days...

And I would definitely go as a pirate for Halloween this year, if I wasn't sure every other comment would mention the PotC sequel. Then again, I'll prolly still go as one anyway.
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Databits on July 31, 2006, 02:39:23 pm
Last year I took my younger siblings around dressed in my armor and stuff from Kanar. It's funny how impressed people are with your costume when they see you in actual steel chainmail with real leather armor. I can't really carry the weapons though.... I can't count how many LotR remarks I heard that night.
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Xepher on August 01, 2006, 12:30:21 am
Yeah, don't you hate having your obscure nerddom stolen by pop culture? I mean, I used to be a star wars fan, then episode 1 happened. I've been hitting people with sticks and dressing up in armor for years, then LotR became a movie. Modest mouse was an obscure, indie band my freshman year., now they're on the radio. Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphy's... Irsh punk for years, now they sell their shirts at hot-topic. I mean, dang it, even computers are cool now!
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: griever on August 01, 2006, 03:50:46 am
I guess that's kind of how I'm beginning to feel about the anime subculture.  I wasn't there in the late 80s with a translator and Speed Racer, but definitely before there was more than just Dragon Ball Z on TV.  And now there are all these kids running around screaming about how they're really "half Japanese" cause they're the biggest otaku (egos) they know.  It's impossible to sit down and watch a Miyazaki movie with these people because then it turns into an otaku fest.

Kicked out of Star Wars and being dragged, kicking and screaming from anime...I need to find a new fandom where the people are somewhat normal again. x.x  And geeky.
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: tickyhead on August 01, 2006, 10:09:42 am
Ah, but that's just the thing about fandoms. No matter what it is, it will always become the "in" thing eventually, and there will always be the crazy fans that latch onto it and give the other, less psychotic fans a bad name. So is life. :
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: griever on August 01, 2006, 02:52:44 pm
Maybe I should try to start a fandom around a worthy cause....  The SPCA has a great promotional thing going with their animal cops show on Animal Planet...maybe I should look into aggressively promoting international adoption. :P
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Xepher on August 01, 2006, 11:00:23 pm
Quote from: tickyhead
Ah, but that's just the thing about fandoms. No matter what it is, it will always become the "in" thing eventually, and there will always be the crazy fans that latch onto it and give the other, less psychotic fans a bad name. So is life. :
I wonder if Jesus ever gets to feeling that way...
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: griever on August 01, 2006, 11:25:10 pm
This is going to sound awful, but I'm in favor of cutting out the middle man and going straight to the source....  x.x
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Xepher on November 05, 2006, 05:28:57 am
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5625690623665926335&q=mc+lars+ahab

Listen to the words... not quite "pirate" but still quite awesome! :-)
Title: Being a Pirate
Post by: Xepher on January 22, 2007, 05:34:53 am
Well, again, not pirate, but new show on Cartoon Network called Frisky Dingo. It's one of the funniest/oddest things I've seen since Space Ghost: Coast to Coast went off the air. When I first saw the following clip, I instantly declared it the greatest moment in television history. It's even funnier when you're actually into the show beforehand, but... still the greatest thing on TV!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZD7eXXvpyw

FYI, youtube seems to have copies of most all the episodes of the show. It's 11 minutes long per episode so they're usually split into two parts there.
Title: Re: Being a Pirate
Post by: Xepher on November 01, 2007, 09:25:07 pm
More pirate joy...

http://cdbaby.com/cd/captaindan

There's a "play all" button over on the right that gives you a good preview. I just came across this a few minutes ago and had to share it. :-P