No. I think not.



  1. #1 plunge
    September 5, 2006

    Totally off topic, but has anyone recieved their Focus on the Family books yet? Its been longer than the shipping period, but I’ve recieved nothing. Was it too good to be true?

  2. #2 speedwell
    September 5, 2006

    Haven’t received mine either… I would give it, as they say, 4 to 6 weeks.

  3. #3 Corkscrew
    September 5, 2006

    A pirate walks into a bar. The barkeeper is surprised to see a large ship’s wheel shoved down his britches. “Do you know you’ve got a steering wheel in your trousers, sir?” he enquires.

    “Yarr,” says the pirate, “it’s driving me nuts”.

    I believe this provides a further data point in favour of your assertion.

  4. #4 just john
    September 5, 2006

    A quick trip to Google was disappointing … I didn’t see any geologists with a “Pyrates of the Caribbean” page. (Lots of links to the movie, misspelled, but no rocks.)

  5. #5 just john
    September 5, 2006

    Oops, didn’t think of the other (and probably proper) spelling …

    So now, I find things like Pyrites of the Caribbean: (USA, 2003) Johnny Depp is dissapointed to discover that Blackbeard’s treasure is actually Iron Disulfide. …

  6. #6 Left_Wing_Fox
    September 5, 2006

    Some Piratical fun from the animation side of things.

  7. #7 David Hone
    September 5, 2006

    Why are pirates called pirates?

    Bacause they ‘Arrrrgh’.

  8. #8 Magnus Malmborn
    September 5, 2006

    Check this pirate out.

    NSFW warning: The contents of the linked page may change at any time, and is likely to within the next day or two. The site is known for patently NSFW content.

  9. #9 George Cauldron
    September 5, 2006

    The first joke my daughter learned to tell:

    Q: Why couldn’t the pirate go to the movie?

    A: Because it was rated aarrrghh

  10. #10 mothworm
    September 5, 2006

    The New Yorker had one years ago. In the cartoon, there’s a classroom full of small children, and one pirate. The teacher says, “OK class, pi is equal to what squared? Bluebeard, you might know this one.”


  11. #11 HP
    September 5, 2006

    There’s always the venerable and widely linked “Pirate Riddles for Sophisticates.”

    Perhaps we could try to work “Sudo shiver me timbers” into the pirate-joke ouvre. You know, ’cause that sudo joke is so funny and all.

  12. #12 Dr. Free-Ride
    September 5, 2006

    Younger offspring was frolicking about the house pretending to be a dog the other day. “Arf! Arf!”

    Mid-frolic, younger offspring picked up a toy hand-hook that had been left on the couch by elder offspring, and switched seemlessly to, “ARRRf! ARRRf!”

    They start young, these scurvy dogs.

  13. #13 BlueIndependent
    September 5, 2006

    What does a pirate chant when he is meditating?


  14. #14 Karley
    September 5, 2006

    To answer the James Dobson question-

    “Unfortunately, there is currently a coordinated effort in the marketplace to abuse Focus on the Family’s benevolent practices. Let me also assure you that we have stopped the shipment of the items you selected. We’re sorry for any inconvenience you’ve experienced due to these circumstances. If you need further assistance, please call 1-800-232-6459.

    Michele Novak
    Constituent Response Representative
    Focus on the Family”

  15. #15 Jim Hu
    September 5, 2006

    Um…I liked the idea of the joke, but π ≠ r2

  16. #16 Jim Hu
    September 5, 2006

    Should be r^2 (sup tag didn’t work).

    And blueindependent. I would think a meditating pirate would chant:


  17. #17 plunge
    September 5, 2006

    Hey Karley, where and when did you recieve that notice? And on what date did you place the order?

  18. #18 Evan
    September 5, 2006

    I thought this one was a pretty good.

  19. #19 fusilier
    September 5, 2006

    courtesy St. Roy Underhill (The Woodwright’s Shop on PBS):
    Why do pirates insulate their ships?

    For the Arrrrgh! value, of course.

    James 2:24

  20. #20 Karley
    September 5, 2006

    plunge- I had to ask them where my stuff was. And I placed it the day after it was posted here, IIRC.

    Darn- we broke FotF!

  21. #21 plunge
    September 5, 2006

    Darn. It was too good to be true: free copies of books I want to read but would never pay money for.

  22. #22 MikeM
    September 5, 2006

    Are any of these pirates married to a woman named Peggy?

  23. #23 Dr. Free-Ride
    September 5, 2006

    When Peggy takes of her prosthesis, she answers to Eileen.

  24. #24 JackGoff
    September 5, 2006

    William Penn had a hard time finding a way to market his aunt’s pies because they cost so much to make, the prices had to be outrageous in order to turn a profit. In fact, it got so bad that the big scandal of the day was the Pie Rates of Penn’s Aunts.



  25. #25 Stogoe
    September 5, 2006

    How much did the pirate pay for corn?

    A Buck An Ear!

  26. #26 386sx
    September 6, 2006

    What modern science actually tells us is that we live in a remarkable and dynamic universe, in which the genuine miracle is its remarkable embrace of life and change.Kenneth Miller

    How a pirate would say it:

    Lookie thar at that rock. That`s th’ real miracle a pile o’ dirt an’ a rock. Wow, miracles be really nifty accordin’ t’ th’ Holy Father ya scallywag who ortin’ t’ be keel hauled!

  27. #27 truth machine
    September 6, 2006

    Um…I liked the idea of the joke, but π ≠ r2

    Not to mention the fact that Bluebeard wasn’t a pirate.

  28. #28 Torbjörn Larsson
    September 6, 2006

    “Let me also assure you that we have stopped the shipment of the items you selected. ”
    As always, too god to be true.

    I have never understood how the fashionable pirate should accessorize.
    A pARRRot or a pARRRakeet?

  29. #29 RavenT
    September 6, 2006

    As always, too god to be true.

    Torbjörn, that is the single best Swedish-English pun I have ever seen :).

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