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September 19, 2009

Talk Like a Real Pirate

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I guess it’s fun to talk like an 18th century pirate, but I thought wouldn’t it be even more fun to talk like a real pirate? But how do they talk?

Well, according to this NPR story (reported by Chana Joffe-Walt), today’s Somali pirates are quite businesslike and professional. “They’re not making threats or anything. They’re very polite in their whole demeanor,” said Per Gullestrup, one of the victims. Arrr, that doesn’t sound like much fun, does it, me matey?


Andy Ihnatko on Macbreak podcast suggested we start a Talk like Paul Lynde Day on the anniversary of his birthday in June. I love that idea.

That is a wonderful idea! I read Andy's blog and columns, but haven't tuned into Macbreak for a long time. I'm missing out.

September 10, 2009

Jenkintown’s Jazz and BrewFest This Sunday

The tenth annual Jenkintown Jazz and BrewFest is this Sunday, September 13 (I will be one of the orange-shirted volunteers). I have been coming to the Fest even before I moved to Jenkintown and always had a great time. It’s so much more than a beer festival with lots of great food and world-class jazz (alto saxophonist Richie Cole and singer Denise King this year). Plus this year there’s a new special tasting event before the regular BrewFest: “Breakfast and Brew,” hosted by award-winning author Lew Bryson. Info and tickets here.