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"How to Talk Like a Pirate" Film

kdawson posted about 8 years ago | from the awash-in-avast dept.

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An arrr-nonymous reader writes, "With International Talk Like a Pirate Day mere days away, it's best to be prepared with this high-school film reel 'for the less nautically inclined among us.'" Dave Barry gave momentum to this international movement. You'll have to decide for yourself which of talklikeapirate.com or talklikeapirateday.com more accurately conveys the genuine holiday spirit.

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Real Holiday? (2, Funny)

MyLongNickName (822545) | about 8 years ago | (#16121604)

I thought not. But then I saw it in wikipedia, and realized it must be true!

Re:Real Holiday? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16122031)

Troll? Sheesh, I got a chuckle out of it.

Re:Real Holiday? (2, Insightful)

Irashtar (836973) | about 8 years ago | (#16123448)

What do you define as a 'Real' Holiday? Arr birthdays? Is International Ferris Wheel Day one? This falls somewhere between those in importance.

Let me be the first to say... (5, Funny)

Stormwatch (703920) | about 8 years ago | (#16121606)

...arrr!

Re:Let me be the first to say... (4, Insightful)

nick255 (139962) | about 8 years ago | (#16121681)

Clearly you haven't watched the video, otherwise you would know that "Yarrrr" is the correct response!

Re:Let me be the first to say... (3, Insightful)

nick255 (139962) | about 8 years ago | (#16121689)

D'oh. Obviously, I need to watch it again, as I meant to say "Harrrrr"!

Re:Let me be the first to say... (3, Funny)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | about 8 years ago | (#16123068)

Arrrr, how'd ye come by that thar insightful moderation? Yer comment be not insightful, ye scurrvy dog!

Re:Let me be the first to say... (1)

Ryz0r (849412) | about 8 years ago | (#16123110)

Harrrr, the pirates be rapin' an pillagin /. for the mod points!

(And I thought it was only on April Fool's Day posts like these could be modded +5 insightful!)

Re:Let me be the first to say... (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | about 8 years ago | (#16123358)

Harrr, ye lubberly Fools days be stealin' what rightfully be the 19th of septembarrrrr

Re:Let me be the first to say... (1)

EnderWigginsXenocide (852478) | about 8 years ago | (#16126108)

You guys have it all wrong.

How to talk like a pirate:
I burned a copy of that new release I torrented from that leet warez site.
I circumvented the DRM on that DVD and have it up on a p2p network already.

Re:Let me be the first to say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16123169)

as long as you don't say "Arrrgh!"

Re:Let me be the first to say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16125252)

Can anyone explain to a non-American what this returning pirate meme is about and where it comes from?

Re:Let me be the first to say... (1)

dkf (304284) | about 8 years ago | (#16127100)

Well, it's harrrrd to say, Jim lad, but it's probably to do with ninjarrrs...

Re:Let me be the first to say... (1)

jrobinson5 (974354) | about 8 years ago | (#16126340)

My mom won't let me watch the video... she says it's rated Arrrrrrrrr.

Re:Let me be the first to say... (1)

matrixhax0r (988785) | about 8 years ago | (#16122088)

Direct link to the video: Here [loadingreadyrun.com]

Loading Ready Run (2, Insightful)

art-boy (639905) | about 8 years ago | (#16122352)

My friends from Victoria BC, Graham and Paul, who run this site put up an new short movie every Friday. Some other movies that Slashdot readers might be interested in:
Video Game fans should enjoy 64k Loading Ready Rap [loadingreadyrun.com] and PSA for Ewe Boll [loadingreadyrun.com]
Those that like the absurd might like Quantum Documentary [loadingreadyrun.com]
Film Noir lovers should enjoy 30 Minutes or Less [loadingreadyrun.com]
And for Canadian readers Canadaman [loadingreadyrun.com] .

Talk Like a Pirate Day VS Garbage Day (1)

twjordan (88132) | about 8 years ago | (#16121607)

Talk Like a Pirate Day [youtube.com] mashed up with Garbage Day! [youtube.com] from Silent Night Deadly Night 2

yar! (1)

joe 155 (937621) | about 8 years ago | (#16121611)

For me it has to be http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ [talklikeapirate.com] just for the comedy of the picture and the idea of "wench swap". classic.

Does this mean (4, Funny)

PhrostyMcByte (589271) | about 8 years ago | (#16121615)

I get to wear an eye patch and call myself an internet pirate? It's the RIAA's dream! Think of all the lawsuit revenue!

Obligatory Bash (1)

Ryz0r (849412) | about 8 years ago | (#16123095)

#9081 +(5165)- [X]

Spin: arrrr, pirates of the south west
Spin: thar be large pipes o'bandwith near ye'ol univarsety.
Pirate: yearg, ye may be an ta somethan thar.
Spin: what say ye we pull yonder USB hard disk longside yonder NMSU puter and begin tha lutin and plunderin.
Pirate: yearg. The master done gaved me a testin machine with a grand ol CDR.
Pirate: Avast!
Pirate: MP3s off the starboard bow!
Spin: stere clear of ye porn pop ups rollin in from tha east.
Pirate: I have mah trusty Opera browsa to help me fend em off.
Spin: encrypt the data holds, batton down thar security patches, argh thar be spyware abound.

I cant think of a more appropriate thread to post this quote. Avast! ;-)

Aye, me hearty - the Pirate Party! (1)

nephridium (928664) | about 8 years ago | (#16123727)

There are Pirate Parties [pp-international.net] cropping up across the world, working together through the internet and having the same goals [piratpartiet.se] . I believe this is a step in the right direction: politics need to be globalized, because economies are globalized already - no big corporations gives a crap about national borders.

If you look at the forums (e.g. the Swedish one [piratpartiet.se] ) it is inspiring to see people disregarding national boundaries and helping each other out as equals. Added to that the sentiment that 'You can use anything I create and vice versa it'll be interesting to see what will become of it.

Piratepalooza (1)

d_54321 (446966) | about 8 years ago | (#16129238)

Avast, if ye be in the Atlanta area next time this day rolls around next year, ye can come to the time honored tradition of Piratepalooza [piratepalooza.com] (or start one in yer area).

Dave Barry (1)

CRCulver (715279) | about 8 years ago | (#16121617)

Barry's contribution mentioned up top was to write a book called Pirattitude [amazon.com] . The book was pretty funny, but as this meme moves farther from an in-joke among Internet cognoscenti, to something larger where you'll even hear people in the street talking about it, there's a decreasing amount of joy in it. Maybe the matter has come and gone already.

Re:Dave Barry (1)

rednip (186217) | about 8 years ago | (#16121732)

Maybe the matter has come and gone already.
How true, you are most cool only if people don't know what you're doing or talking about. However there is a window that you can be super cool, yet still people understand, but you have to be sure to drop it as it hits it peak. I'm guessing that it will be about Tuesday at noon.

Yes. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16121876)

Nothing matters but knowing you are the coolest person around, and that everybody else is lame.

I now invent fake bands and screen print my own fan t-shirts...that way nobody will steal my cool by liking the band more than me---or even worse, claiming that they heard of them before I did, and sneering that they're "over".

In fact now I just sneer at absolutely everything that isn't a flattering airbrush picture of myself.

Love,

The original EMO kid. All those others are just lame copydroids.

Re:Yes. (0, Flamebait)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | about 8 years ago | (#16122081)

"In fact now I just sneer at absolutely everything that isn't a flattering airbrush picture of myself."

You work for Don Rumsfeld, right?

Re:Yes. (1)

7Prime (871679) | about 8 years ago | (#16123385)

EMO kid. All those others are just lame copydroids.

Ya know, I think I saw another guy with that meme, just the other day.

Re:Dave Barry (1)

Crazy Eight (673088) | about 8 years ago | (#16134402)

Well then this guy has been mega-cool since October 2000.

"Say it's a boring day. You're hanging out with your friends, and none of you can seem to make a conversation interesting enough to stay talking. Do what I do! Drop into pirate-speak!" [everything2.com]

Apparently the desire to "talk like a pirate" is a natural human urge even stronger than the desire to "walk like an Egyptian".

Re:Dave Barry (1)

Dahamma (304068) | about 8 years ago | (#16121898)

Barry's contribution mentioned up top was to write a book called Pirattitude.

Actually, that book was written by the guys who created Talk Like a Pirate Day - Dave just did the introduction. His real contribution was to write an article about the day in 2002...

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/column ists/dave_barry/4018055.htm [miami.com]

Re:Dave Barry (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | about 8 years ago | (#16123226)

Are ye sayin' this pirate talkin' be jumpin' the shark, me hearty lad?

I know how to talk like a pirate (4, Funny)

CrazyJim1 (809850) | about 8 years ago | (#16121618)

So anyway, I pwned some warez, but new games are teh sux. I used emule to rip some complete albums for a friend, and while I was at it: I grabbed some gameboy advanced roms. And I did it all at Panera's Bread so the RIAA can't trace me.

Re:I know how to talk like a pirate (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16121725)

I was surfing the piratebay and tried to look for albums in the search box.

I was like "arrr, where be the new loot from Soul Asylum, matey?" and nothing relevant would come out in the search results.

So I did "avast, pirate captain, I be looking for The Silver Lining. Might I barter a bottle of rum for your treasure map linking to the torrent file?" Still nothing relevant.

"Look, you scalliwag, you best be giving me the new tracks with David Pirner's voice or I shall organize a mutiny and it be the plank for you, arrrrr!"

Then I found out all you had to do was type "The Silver Lining" and it would show up. This pirate talk thing is overrated.

Re:I know how to talk like a pirate (4, Funny)

BrynM (217883) | about 8 years ago | (#16121796)

So anyway, I pwned some warez, but new games are teh sux. I used emule to rip some complete albums for a friend, and while I was at it: I grabbed some gameboy advanced roms. And I did it all at Panera's Bread so the RIAA can't trace me.
A chat translation might be:
awho-pwned warez 2day-t3h h07 games 6. 1@mer n33dz 3mool ripz, 1 pwned GBA ROMz 2. l33chd w1f1 at Panera's Bread -RIAA no tracey. 1337!

Re:I know how to talk like a pirate (1)

ExFCER (1001188) | about 8 years ago | (#16123155)

Haaa/-\R m4t3y...

As me pint be raised for me kin gone buy to...Davey Jones Locker...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_iSO_News [wikipedia.org]

How dumb is this? (1, Flamebait)

AddressException (187785) | about 8 years ago | (#16121620)

This shoud be "Talk like someone from the West Country of England Day.
Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Country_dialects [wikipedia.org]

There's no such thing as "Pirate Speech".

Re:How dumb is this? (2, Informative)

donaggie03 (769758) | about 8 years ago | (#16121675)

Umm . . lighten up? There may not be an "official" pirate speech, but American culture definitely has an underlying sense of the stereotypical pirate and how one would speak. That's like saying we shouldn't dress up on halloween because there aren't REAL ghosts/fairy princesses/vampires/PIRATES. It's just a little fun. It will be ok. Really.

Re:How dumb is this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16122248)

there aren't REAL ghosts/fairy princesses/vampires/PIRATES

I beg to disagree:

fairy princesses: You've obviously never seen a gay pride parade or been to New Orleans at Mardi Gras.

vampires: Sure there is [rutgers.edu]

Pirates: See here. [go.com]

Ghosts: (whoops, I thought you said goats.)

Re:How dumb is this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16121846)

Why that's the talk of a mutinous dog if ever I heared it!!! Stretch his neck, mates!!!

Re:How dumb is this? (1)

StarvingSE (875139) | about 8 years ago | (#16121962)

I believe walking the plank would be more appropriate than stretching his neck, don't ya think mate?

yaaarrr

Re:How dumb is this? (2, Informative)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | about 8 years ago | (#16122093)


If you happen to be at sea - on land, you stretch necks or lop off heads...

A lad's gotta make port some time - to refresh the rum supply and barter the loot for a lass (assuming said lad isn't taking "bugger" too literally while at sea)...

Re:How dumb is this? (1)

dangitman (862676) | about 8 years ago | (#16122310)

What be this "lass" ye speak orf, matey? Surely ye be referin' to a saucy wench?"

Re:How dumb is this? (1)

Scoats (653657) | about 8 years ago | (#16124151)

Arrr, just the right am'nt of dumb it be.

Re:How dumb is this? (1)

servodave (812645) | about 8 years ago | (#16125469)

WHAT! Heresy!
You have crossed a cultural moray heretofore unbroken (and this is slashdot!)

Official Proclamation of persecution:
Ye, sir, shall be cursed to be eternally hunted by: robots, monkeys, ninjas and especially pirates.

There now be a common foe--and that be you mate...
At last my brothers: The eternal war shall end as we join forces to bring #187785 to justice.

In closing, I'd just like to say
Yaaaarrrrr.

Re:How dumb is this? (1)

ErroneousBee (611028) | about 8 years ago | (#16128895)

I'm from Bristol (mostly lost my accent though).

I try to get worked up over the awful Jane Leeves-esque attempts at a regional accent, but in truth I'm glad the pirate wannabees dont get it right.

Its always a shock when you visit home and your sister refers to you as 'My lover'.

Yo ho ho (2, Funny)

Digitus1337 (671442) | about 8 years ago | (#16121624)

This be not news! Why arrr we talking about it?

I may not know how to talk like a pirate (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16121635)

But I know how to plunder the bootaaayyy! Arrr!

Talk Like a Human Day? (4, Funny)

darkonc (47285) | about 8 years ago | (#16121646)

With most kids these days trying to talk like a 'homey' do we really need yet another dialect to mess up the communications grid?

"Arg, homey, that bitch could shiver me timber!"

Excuse me, I have to run to the bathroom.

Re:Talk Like a Human Day? (2, Funny)

mattOzan (165392) | about 8 years ago | (#16121760)

"Arg, homey,

Ahoy! Did you sit on a belaying pin?

Re:Talk Like a Human Day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16122019)

So you're saying that the "homeys" aren't human? Way to be a racist.

Re:Talk Like a Human Day? (1)

WilliamSChips (793741) | about 8 years ago | (#16122421)

It's not racist to not like the speaking style of overrated crime syndicates.

Re:Talk Like a Human Day? (1)

Eli Gottlieb (917758) | about 8 years ago | (#16123337)

Seeing as homies come from many different ethnic backgrounds, one could not be racist to them unless they constituted a separate race. Your post assumes this, and we can safely assume it true. However, homies have only been observed breeding with hos. Hence, they have reproductively separated from humanity, and constitute a separate species.

Re:Talk Like a Human Day? (1)

bmalia (583394) | about 8 years ago | (#16123484)

"Arg, homey, that WENCH could shiver me timber!"

Arrrh, Jim, Lad (2, Funny)

Anne Thwacks (531696) | about 8 years ago | (#16121655)

I'd be a talking like a pirate, but I have had a nogging to much o' rum, and taking ain't what I'm best at.
Ye'd best heed the forestay, Jim, or we'll all be overboard. Pass another bottle of Wray and Nephew, if you'd be so kind... and watch the blasted wheel as you go! (billions of blistering blue barnacles)

Re:Arrrh, Jim, Lad (1)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | about 8 years ago | (#16122122)


Dammit, Jim, I'm a DOCTOR, not a PIRATE!

Re:Arrrh, Jim, Lad (1)

westlake (615356) | about 8 years ago | (#16123018)

I'd be a talking like a pirate, but I have had a nogging to much o' rum, and taking ain't what I'm best at.

It surprises me a little that no one else seems to remember Le Chuck's audiobook course in everything Pirate.
Each month you receive a parrot...

Arrh. (2, Insightful)

TheSHAD0W (258774) | about 8 years ago | (#16121676)

I think the modern version of "arrh" is "dude."

Re:Arrh. (1)

cgenman (325138) | about 8 years ago | (#16121810)

Yarr, dude. Yarr.

Re:Arrh. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16125582)

Close, but not quite.

It's "duuuuuuuuuuuude".

Re:Arrh. (1)

cromulence (775752) | about 8 years ago | (#16126330)

I think the modern version of "arrh" is "dude."

Yeah but '"arrh" you gettin' a dell' wouldn't quite work then.

A Real Pirate (2, Interesting)

mysterystevenson (859520) | about 8 years ago | (#16121682)

I sailed the waters of the Bahamas, and swam with sharks, and the closest to pirate talk was "Yah Mon You know You got that right MON" in Jamaica. The pirates all were hijacking cigarette boats and floating square groupers when the Coast Guard narrowed in on the blood thirsty thieves. There are still real pirates today in traditional pirate waters, But I hear they now fly a red flag. Reality.

Weekly Piracy Report (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16121920)

Want to see where piracy occurs? Try http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracyreport.php [icc-ccs.org] Most piracy is taking place in SE Asia and off the Somali coast - not that it doesn't happen elsewhere (like, say, Brazil for instance).

This is great news for the environment!!! (5, Funny)

sfeinstein (442310) | about 8 years ago | (#16121730)

As every loyal Pastafarian knows, the Flying Spaghetti Monster [wikipedia.org] considers all things piratical blessed and holy.

Furthermore, it is clearly the case that the decline in pirates over the years has lead to a huge increase in global warming and other distasters. Only by promoting the pirate and his way of life can we hope to save this beautiful planet of ours!

Re:This is great news for the environment!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16121870)

INSIGHTFUL?!??!? Yeah I know all about the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but this should be funny, not insightful!

Re:This is great news for the environment!!! (1)

sfeinstein (442310) | about 8 years ago | (#16121909)

Actually I'm flattered....and I think an insightful mod actually makes my original post funnier :-)

Ah, Slashdot, your subtle complexities never fail to intrigue and mystify....

Well Me Hearties. . . (2, Funny)

RossumsChild (941873) | about 8 years ago | (#16121749)

It seems as if a mad-pack too many of you land-lubbers tried to board that poor ship at once, and she's capsized!*

Did any man-jack among you manage to capture the precious booty and abscond with it to a sturdier vessel before the original was blown to davy-jones?

Translations:
* You've slashdotted the server.

** Did anyone mirror it to a STABLE host like youtube or google video?

Piiiiratry a'talkin' world wiiide, I say (1)

digitect (217483) | about 8 years ago | (#16121825)

You can tell that this prank is becoming part of the cultural when even SlashDot runs a story about it, several days in advance. (BTW, I can't even remember how long ago it has now been since hearing about ITAPD on NPR... and it's been a re-occuring calendar event for me for three or four years now.)

Don't forget the official Theme Song... (1)

critter42b (657340) | about 8 years ago | (#16121864)

Written and performed by Tom Smith, the official Talk Like a Pirate Day Theme Song... in mp3 format [tomsmithonline.com] , with lyrics [tomsmithonline.com] .

UH OH (0, Troll)

ferretbot (988475) | about 8 years ago | (#16121884)

TALK like a pirate day??? I thought it was RAPE like a pirate day!

Re:UH OH (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16121966)

No, that's October 27th.

Fictional pirate sayings (1)

Refelian (923767) | about 8 years ago | (#16121894)

"Yo ho, yo ho"

Well, atleast we know where kids these day got their language from.....

My son will be 1 year old on the 19th ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16122032)

... but I swear we picked out the name "Jack"[1] long before he was born, and it had nothing to do with pirates.

No, I'm not making this up.

How cool would it be to be a little boy named Jack who's encouraged to talk like a pirate on his birthday? Arrrr!

[1] Or "Catherine" if it was a girl -- we didn't know ahead of time, which I highly recommend. How many true surprises do you get in your life?

Bugger! (1)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | about 8 years ago | (#16122071)

Does that work?

It does in San Francisco...

For Those Willing To Do A Little More Research (2, Interesting)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | about 8 years ago | (#16122106)


There is an album out of pirate ballads, sea songs and chanteys as indicated below. My favorite rock singer Andrea Corr is on it, dragooned by her friendship with punk rocker Gavin Friday and rocker Bono who are also involved.

Wednesday June 21, 2006

GORE VERBINSKI, JOHNNY DEPP AND HAL WILLNER
JOIN FORCES WITH ANTI RECORDS FOR THE AUGUST 22 RELEASE:
"ROGUE'S GALLERY: PIRATE BALLADS, SEA SONGS & CHANTEYS"

BONO, STING, LOU REED, BRYAN FERRY, JOHN C. REILLY, RICHARD THOMPSON, LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, LUCINDA WILLIAMS ARE AMONG THE DIVERSE ARTISTS ON THIS TRULY EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION

"The ocean. It's all about the vast blue that engulfs two thirds of the planet. The human being cast against that abyss creates an interesting bit of perspective. I think the sailors of the time were dancing with death, and these were their tunes. They resonate with people on some internal level that is not immediately obvious because it's not in our memory, it's in our blood. It operates on a cellular level. It's what makes us feel so alone."
--Gore Verbinski

Film director GORE VERBINSKI, actor JOHNNY DEPP and music producer HAL WILLNER have joined forces with ANTI RECORDS for the truly extraordinary two-CD set ROGUE'S GALLERY: PIRATE BALLADS, SEA SONGS & CHANTEYS. Due out August 22, the collection is filled with contemporary reinterpretations of songs from a genre of music that has all but disappeared. BONO, STING, NICK CAVE, BRYAN FERRY, LOU REED, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, RICHARD THOMPSON, GAVIN FRIDAY, VAN DYKE PARKS, ANDREA CORR and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are only a few of the distinguished artists who turn in uncompromising and honest performances that illuminate the power of traditional sea songs.

The idea for ROGUE'S GALLERY originated when Verbinski and Depp were working on their second film together, the upcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. "I slowly became fascinated by the idea of a contemporary reinterpretation of the sea chantey," explains Verbinski. "I imagined the artists that I listen to and respect doing their take on this age-old music: the song of the sea."

Verbinski then "described the project in detail to my old friend Brett Gurewitz (owner of Epitaph and Anti) who immediately understood its wondrous and strange potential. I also asked Johnny Depp if it might be something that he would like to be involved with. He has a great musical aesthetic, and as my partner in the films, his opinion is one I value. I've always believed Johnny is a musician first and the actor thing is just his day job. We met with Brett and put together a list of artists that we intended to go after, but were immediately confounded with the question: who would produce? Who would be mad enough to take this on?"

The project took shape when Hal Willner became "the captain of this vessel," says Verbinski. "From that germinating withering pubic hair of an idea, Hal set sail and returned with what you hear today. He did everything." Willner brought his knack for matching maverick musicians with extraordinary material to the project, as shown on his best-selling Disney tribute album Stay Awake and his acclaimed tributes to Kurt Weill, Charles Mingus, Nino Rota and others.

"When I was asked to do the album, I went into a world I didn't know--which is what appealed to me," says Willner. Immersing himself in antique bookstores, eBay, old record stores, and the Internet for hours and hours, Willner collected some 600 songs and then went about narrowing the song selection down for the album. In March 2006, the recordings began--and the process was joyously freewheeling.

"We were just crawling around, just seeing who was around," he explains. "The Akron/Family was rehearsing, so we recorded them. And then we found Baby Gramps. And that's kind of how we worked all over. We'd go up to London or Dublin or to New York and L.A., with just a sketch and one or two things planned. And then we got on the phone. Most of the time people just came into the studio. We picked a song, and they went for it. Basically there were a number of house bands: one in London, one in Dublin, one in New York, two separate ones in L.A., one in Seattle. We would camp and people would come in and leave or join in for the whole day. One day we did eight songs with eight different artists. Two of those artists didn't know they were going to be in the studio that day. I just loved working this way because you wouldn't do that with an artist normally."

Asked about the Sting contribution "Blood Red Roses," Willner says, "He was totally natural for this subject. He comes from Newcastle. He grew up hearing these things--it's interesting how you hear a lot of little Beatles melodies in these songs. You know, Liverpool was a big port, and Australia and Maui and Cape Cod. Sting grew up with a lot of these songs, as did John C. Reilly. So he just came over to the studio, I gave him some songs and he just jumped into the process."

60 songs were recorded for ROGUE'S GALLERY; 43 appear on the album. "Hopefully, there will be a volume two. I have half of it recorded already." Willner says: "I came to age in the late sixties and early seventies of variety shows and concept records. I look at these records like you're eating a full meal. There's always your entrée, your vegetable that you don't like but it's good for you. And you want to cover it all. You need to establish the unknown, the famous, the obscure. Usually in the past I've always found that the secret weapons on these records are any new artists because you're coming at it without expectations. And there's other people that you've heard for years--but on that side it goes to another level."

Willner is now anxious for others to discover the enchanting mystery of ROGUE'S GALLERY. "Obviously I want people to love it the way I do," he says. "I would hope that it works on a level where they just want to go and close their eyes and have an experience--and come out of it the same way I came out of it, wanting to hear more. Put this record in your collection as a classic--that was Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp's idea."

Proud of what all of the artists have brought to the album, Verbinski says that the "recordings are vibrant, inspired, rough hewn, and imperfect in that way that only perfection achieves."

ROGUE'S GALLERY has a perfect home on Anti, the Epitaph Record-affiliated label known for releasing albums by classic renegade artists like Merle Haggard, Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Says Willner: "I think this was the original punk music in an odd way. You can hear it in songs like 'Bully in the Alley' and 'A Drop of Nelson's Blood.' It's there."

The complete ROGUE'S GALLERY track listing is as follows:

CD 1

1. Cape Cod Girls - Baby Gramps
2. Mingulay Boat Song - Richard Thompson
3. My Son John - John C. Reilly
4. Fire Down Below - Nick Cave
5. Turkish Revelry - Loudon Wainwright III
6. Bully In The Alley - Three Pruned Men
7. The Cruel Ship's Captain - Bryan Ferry
8. Dead Horse - Robin Holcomb
9. Spanish Ladies - Bill Frisell
10. High Barbary - Joseph Arthur
11. Haul Away Joe - Mark Anthony Thompson
12. Dan Dan - David Thomas
13. Blood Red Roses - Sting
14. Sally Brown - Teddy Thompson
15. Lowlands Away - Rufus Wainwright & Kate McGarrigle
16. Baltimore Whores - Gavin Friday
17. Rolling Sea - Eliza Carthy
18. The Mermaid - Martin Carthy & the UK Group
19. Haul On The Bowline - Bob Neuwirth
20. Dying Sailor to His Shipmates - Bono
21. Bonnie Portmore - Lucinda Williams
22. Shenandoah - Richard Greene & Jack Shit
23. The Cry Of Man - Mary Margaret O'Hara

CD 2

1. Boney - Jack Shit
2. Good Ship Venus - Loudon Wainwright III
3. Long Time Ago - White Magic
4. Pinery Boy - Nick Cave
5. Lowlands Low - Bryan Ferry w/Antony
6. One Spring Morning - Akron/Family
7. Hog Eye Man - Martin Carthy & family
8. The Fiddler/A Drop of Nelson's Blood - Ricky Jay & Richard Greene
9. Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold - Andrea Corr
10. Fathom The Bowl - John C. Reilly
11. Drunken Sailor - David Thomas
12. Farewell Nancy - Ed Harcourt
13. Hanging Johnny - Stan Ridgway
14. Old Man of The Sea - Baby Gramps
15. Greenland Whale Fisheries - Van Dyke Parks
16. Shallow Brown - Sting
17. The Grey Funnel Line - Jolie Holland
18. A Drop of Nelson's Blood - Jarvis Cocker
19. Leave Her Johnny - Lou Reed
20. Little Boy Billy - Ralph Steadman

We're doing this... (2, Funny)

Ashrin (1003281) | about 8 years ago | (#16122116)

My school is having a whole Talk Like a Pirate day for some charity or other. Guess what I'm going as... "Yarr me hearties, MP3's off the port bow!"

Re:We're doing this... (1)

Soko (17987) | about 8 years ago | (#16125267)

Here be some insperation fer ye, matey:

http://www.bash.org/?9081 [bash.org]

Re:We're doing this... (1)

Ashrin (1003281) | about 8 years ago | (#16128244)

Yarr, I be grateful for ye help

This be a fine piece of film work... (1)

NalosLayor (958307) | about 8 years ago | (#16122130)

Yarr, an informative film that be!

Ripoff! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16122202)

I really found this video to be original and funny, the first time I saw it...

when it was called "LOOK AROUND YOU, SERIES 1".

And this joke was funnier the first time you heard it, when it was told by David Spade.

Don't talk about it, do it (1)

g253 (855070) | about 8 years ago | (#16122308)

Instead of just reporting it, I suggest that every story on slashdot be posted in pirate language on the day.

pirate RPGing (2, Interesting)

Mistshadow2k4 (748958) | about 8 years ago | (#16122335)

The best resource for genuine pirate-style gaming I've found is GURPS Swashbucklers [sjgames.com] . It's full of interesting historical information about real pirates (for instance, did you know that "walking the plank" is fictional?). A glossary of genuine pirate-speak is included on one of the ubiquitous GURPS sidebars. I made good use of it and I play D&D, so most of it works with all games.

Re:pirate RPGing (1)

object88 (568048) | about 8 years ago | (#16133032)

for instance, did you know that "walking the plank" is fictional?

Not fictional, simply uncommon. Reference "Under The Black Flag" by David Cordingly, page 131, and quite a few other books on the subject. To quote:

It is possible that other examples of walking the plank may be found, but the fact remains that it was never the common pirate punishment suggested by so many books, films, and comic strips.

3 "arr"s (1)

RealGrouchy (943109) | about 8 years ago | (#16122503)

As an environmentalist and Pastafarian concerned about global warming, I appreciated the section on the three "arr"s.

- RG>

Will Johnny Depp be participating? (1)

istewart (463887) | about 8 years ago | (#16122551)

They could get some serious publicity if they had Captain Jack himself on board.

Dave Barry and Roger McGuinn sing "John B's Sails" (1)

pjones (10800) | about 8 years ago | (#16122553)

Over the past dozen years, Roger Mcguinn has been recording folk songs for free download at his Folk Den. [ibiblio.org] Amongst those songs, me hearties, is a version of "John B's Sails" [ibiblio.org] sung by Roger and a couple of his Rock Bottom Reminder [rockbottomremainders.com] buddies -- Dave Barry [rockbottomremainders.com] and Ridley Pearson [rockbottomremainders.com] . (They wrote "Peter and the Starcatchers" [peterandth...tchers.com] for younger pirate fans).


Many more Seafaring songs on the site for your pleasure. [ibiblio.org]

Harr!! Lazy eye-ball. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16122748)

Harr!! That be a lazy eye-ball.

( o) ( o )

Methinks you be right! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16123207)

Correct, I have a lazy eye! Good catch :).

Why are pirates called "pirates"?... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16122803)

Because they arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!.............

did you know? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16123141)

The symbol seen at the end of product names sometimes that looks like this: ®

Or sometimes this: (R)

was actually placed there as a "tip-of-the-hat" to pirates? It's a fact! So when you see a product name like this:

Apple® iPod® with SoundCheck®

You should pronounce it:

Apple-ARRRRR! iPod-ARRRRR! with SoundCheck.. ARR!!!

This message brought to you by the Talk Like A Pirate Day Historical Society ®.

Yarr! (1)

0xbeefcake (672592) | about 8 years ago | (#16123760)

Aharrgh! These scrolls do be precious learnin' lore for all scurvy pirates in the oarless oceans of Eve Online [eve-online.com] . It takes more than just saying "yarrr" once a week lads!

Yarrrrr (1)

Osmosis_Garett (712648) | about 8 years ago | (#16123830)

I found it ta be a bits of the funny, when upon clicking on yar links in that thar newspost and saw that each page was sellin pirate stuffs. Can't we be havin a bit of the no-booty holidays a bit more?

pirate day on distributed proofreaders (1)

paxmark1 (636441) | about 8 years ago | (#16125451)

It is a big deal on Distributed Proofreaders also. Go ahead, check them out. I discovered them due to slash dot

peace mark
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