September 19th, 2003


Arr, This Just Be a Bit of a Squall!

By the time I be postin' this, it'll be after the witchin' hour and so officially September 19th -- and TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY! Arr!

So far, tropical storm Isabel (the bawdy wench be no longer a hurricane) has been little more than whistling up a wind and a wee bit o' sea spray here. Scuttlebutt says there was some actual damage down the coast, but if anybody says it's been scary here, they can tell it to the marines! I'll be keelhauled if the worst thing that's happened so far don't be that the lights been a-flickerin'! Arr!

Avast! Me commission has worked its way up to 200 pieces of eight! Yarr, that be some mighty fine treasure, mateys! I'd best be buryin' it, and if anybody finds out where it be hid, well ... dead men tell no tales!

I be off to my cabin now, to get me forty winks before the mornin' gun. Sleep well, me hearties! We reach Port Royal with the morning tide!

-The Gneech
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    o/~ Fifteen men on a dead man's cheeest... o/~

Avast, I Been Scuppered

Arr, the water ain't fit to drink, so the Cap'n says ter boil it afore ye use it. Lookout says there be trees down all over and Alexandria be flooded ... why it be that hantamouse and we be lucky enough to still have power when the news say it be out all over, only Davy Jones could tell ye.

Shiver me timbers! All those people who were disappointed in the storm, 'twas like askin' for the devil at prayers! Arr, ye lubbers! If ye like bein' without water and power so much, ye can bloody well cancel yer utility accounts! But don't wish it on the rest of us! Scurvy dogs!

-The Gneech
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Kero Power Tie

Having bearblue On Your Friends List... like having your own "Interesting Clippings Service!" Thanks, Bearblue!

She has lots of gems today, but one that particularly caught my eye was: Casualties: Why Fashion Is Out of Fashion ... largely because I've been doing some ruminating on the subject myself.

I'll post my ruminations when they've finished fermenting. :)

-The Gneech

PS: To lay aloft in a howling breeze may tickle a landsman's taste, but the happiest hour a sailor sees is when he's down at an inland town with his Nancy on his knee ("Yo ho!") and his arm around her waist.
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Boromir battle

It Just Ain't The Same...

I've been sneaking in games of Tachyon: The Fringe over the past couple of weeks to get my space opera fix, but while it's a very well done entry into the genre, and while Bruce "If Chins Could Kill" Campbell's voice-overs are always entertaining, it's just not what I want.

What I want is the original Collapse )
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    Wing Commander III -- main titles (in my mind)

Only 40 minutes left!

So let me just toss in a final "Talk Like a Pirate Day" post!

Refuse that, and that's the last ye'll see of me but musket-balls!

-The Gneech ("Them that dies, will be the lucky ones!")
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