Saturday, September 23, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
One can understand why a partisan might be chary about giving a political foe a platform. However, De Generes cited dangers which she feels as a homosexually oriented woman. It might have been educational for her to chat with Mr. Trump, as he has been the most friendly national Republican ever to the LGBTQQ? community, so her feelings of being in danger may well be chimeras.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This parodic holiday was dreamt up in 1995 during a racquetball game between John Baur (a.k.a. Ol Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (a.k.a. Cap'n Slappy)
One of us might have been reaching for a low shot that, by pure chance, might have come off the wall at an unusually high rate of speed, and strained something best left unstrained. 'Aaarrr'
|[L] Cap'n Slappy (a.k.a. Mark Summers) and [R] Ol' Chumbucket (John Baur)|
In 2002, the pair sent a "message in a bottle" letter to syndicated columnist Dave Barry who championed and promoted the idea. Part of the reason that Talk Like a Pirate Day has grown virally is because the faux holiday has not been trademarked, even though Baur and Summers have a website to garner some booty. John Baur's "pirate" family also participated in an episode of "Wife Swap" in 2006.
|Michigan State Sen. Roger Kahn (R-32 Saginaw Twshp.)|
If you want to petition other legislators to make Talk Like a Pirate Day into a holiday, you ought to send your electronic missive in Pirate argot. To quickly translate, try using Post Like a Pirate.