On account of the fact that pirates are cool, and that I really enjoyed POTC: AWE I give you this week’s Thursday Thirteen:
13 items of piratey goodness.
Yes, the product of a google image search, but still, look pirates! Garrrrr.
- Pirate flags. They’re so cool. This one was flown by Calico Jack
- Calico Jack, aka Captain Jack Rackham, had an affair withAnne Bonny.
- Course, Bonny wasn’t the only female Irish pirate. The most famous is probably GrÃ¡inne NÃ MhÃ¡ille known as Grace O’Malley in English, also known as Granuaile or GrÃ¡inne Mhaol.
Thats her meeting with the ebil English Queen Elizabeth.
- And Elizabeth had pirates of her own, only they were able to rob legally because they had letter of marque. Her most favourite “privateer” was probably Francis Drake.
- Samuel Bellamy lasted only a year as a pirate, but became much famed for his mercy. His crew called themselves Robin Hood’s Band
- Such mercy wasn’t always usual among pirates. The more famous are remembered for their reigns of terror. Like Edward Teach who may be slightly better known as Blackbeard
- Blackbeard was said to have had Captain James Hook as his bosun.
- But one of the most popular fictional pirates has to be Robert Louis Stevenson’s Long John Silver, what with his crutch and his parrot. One of the most famous pirates who never was
- Course nowadays, Capt Jack Sparrow is probably more famous than Long John Silver.
And sure who doesn’t love Witty Jack?
- Well I suppose maybe Captain Barbossa might not love him. And I’m guessing Davy Jones might not be a fan either.
- And then there are also pirate songs. Like Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest which was used in Treasure Island.
- Of course POTC also has pirate songs. First there was Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me, and the latest one has Hoist the colors.
- And don’t forget every September 19th to Talk like a pirate. Oh, and that everyone’s favourite pirate is probably Steve The Pirate. Garrrrrr
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