Avast, ye Scurvy Dogs! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Shiver me timbers and drop a belaying pin, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!  So, on this most reverently silly of holidays, speak like a swashbuckler, gab like a buccaneer and verbalize like a marauder!  Here’s a brief list of our favorite Pirate Movies to get you in the spirit:

  • Treasure Island (1950): There are many versions of this, the most classic of pirate stories, but this is the one that I remember seeing first.  It still holds up well.  There’s also Muppet Treasure Island (1996) if you’re squeamish (or have a thing for felt pigs).
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003): Say what you will about the quality of the sequels this one, at least, was a freakin’ blast.  Not bad for a movie based on an old theme park ride.
  • Yellowbeard (1983): Not the best movie, I’ll admit, but it is Monty Python smooshed together with Cheech and Chong!  When in a certain, um… “mood”, it’s exactly what the doctor ordered.
  • The Princess Bride (1987): Some people might argue that this isn’t really a pirate movie but that’s only because they can’t find anything else to bitch about with this masterpiece.  Some people are jerks.
  • The Goonies (1985): One of the best films ever made.  It gave us One-eyed Willy, Sloth and the haunting Truffle Shuffle.  This movie forced a generation of kids to ransack their attics looking for the forgotten treasure map that just had to be up there.

If you’re nearby a participating Krispy Kreme, you can also get some free booty!

Updated: September 19, 2013 — 8:07 am

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