Respectful Insolence

Conscientious apathetic objection

Apparently, among some circles today is some sort of holiday. Its virus has apparently infected some of my fellow ScienceBloggers.

I do not understand this holiday.

I never really have. I tend to doubt that I ever will.

Consequently, there’ll be no “arrrrr” here today, nor, most probably, on any future September 19. Consider me a conscientious apathetic objector to the whole weird thing. Either that, or a buzz killer.


  1. #1 ba
    September 19, 2008

    We’ll skittle ye to the brisket!

  2. #2 Sarabeth
    September 19, 2008

    I don’t get it either.

  3. #3 Bob O'H
    September 19, 2008

    How about Act Like a Pilate Day? Maundy Thursday every year?

  4. #4 Warren
    September 19, 2008

    Either that, or a buzz killer.

    You mean buzz killarrrrrrrrrr.

  5. #5 The Perky Skeptic
    September 19, 2008

    Darrrrrrrrrrn it, Warren! I was going to say that! ;)

  6. #6 Joe
    September 19, 2008

    I did some volunteer work at the local library a couple years ago. They had a special program on pirates for kids on this holiday.

    So, they took the kids on a tour and introduced me. The tourmeister asked “Can these children ask you for help finding books?” I replied “AAARRR THEY CAN!” Some of them started crying, others ran away (a few have yet to be found).

    I think, if you are going to celebrate this holiday- you need to be a bit sensitive about it.

  7. #7 Patrick
    September 19, 2008

    Well, Instead one could look to the more serious presidential (don’t throw tomatoes) proclamation to show respect on POW/MIA recognition day!! (Also today!)

  8. #8 Rod Clark
    September 19, 2008

    What be better than Talk Like A Pirate Day? Nothing! Except maybe a fresh cabin boy. Arghhh. Orac, me thinks yer hearrrt be in the wrong place.

  9. #9 King of Ferrets
    September 19, 2008

    Just consider yourself lucky that the Skeptic’s Circle isn’t today.

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