Shiver yer timbers and yarg yer crackers for September 19th, Talk Like a Pirate Day, is here again. Er, maties. I’m sorry, I’m not very good at this. Aarr.
The official UK site yarr.org.uk is linking to Eye Patch Day, which is helping raise funds for the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a charity which organizes adventure sailing activities for physically disabled and able-bodied people.
The Eye Patch Day site also shows former Apprentice UK candidate, self-styled â€œbusiness bad boyâ€ and giant chicken enthusiast Syed Ahmed among the eyepatch-sporting celebrities. Also Rick Astley, who is of course famed mainly for a particularly fine anagram of his name, as well as all that singing stuff. The most promintently featured, though, is super-yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur, who seems to have turned into Michael J Fox judging by the picture…
And with that brief round-up, I be off to scrape the barnacles from me tired old body, and get some shuteye before the big day. Yaarrr, etc.