Saturday, September 19, 2009

Avast, Ye Mateys!

By Mitchell Hadley

Aye, sure and it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so as always it be only fittin' that we be part o' the fun.


(And now, as a public service, we present Bobby's earlier post entirely in Pirate Talk.)

Aye, decline o' the Daytime Serial and Rise o' Premium Cable Aye.

Arrr, as the news this week relates t' Friday's conclusion, after 56+ years on tele'ision, and o'er 72 years o'erall includin' radio, o' Procter & Gamble's (The) Guidin' Light (the article was originally used in the early years), one intarstin' discussion came up in articles that war discussin' the demise o' the daytime serial drama (thar be only se'en remainin'; Gar, Where can I find a bottle o'rum?

Arrr, it brin's closer t' an end the era o' why a daytime serial drama was called a "soap," as in the past ten years Procter & Gamble has now lost two o' the shows they had, and have been dropped t' just one. Aye.

Arrr, we have sadly put "sleaze" and the National Academy o' Tele'ision Arts and Sciences as the arbiters o' what is quality tele'ision. Aye, me parrot concurs.


Finally, here be some o' our Pirate favorites.

Pirate Sports:

Pirate Opera:

Pirate Cartoons:

Ahoy, tis' sure great t' be a pirate, at least for one day. Gar.

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