Friday, April 08, 2005

The Pirate Game.

Last Saturday night, on the way home from the movies, Katy turned to me and said out of the blue, "Do you know what kind of socks pirates like to wear?"

Well, there was only one possible reply to that, so I answered, "Arrr-gyle."

And thus, with Ben's punning assistance, the Pirate Game was born. The two rules of the Pirate Game are (1) the answer has to include the word "Arr!" in some way and (2) you have to say that part of the answer with appropriate relish. Beyond that, you can be as highbrow or lowbrow, serious or silly as you like. Here are some examples:

Where do pirates like to go for vacation? Arr-gentina; also Arr-uba and Arr-kansas.
What's their favorite Bible story? Noah's Arr-k.
And national holiday? Arr-bor Day.
And arr-tistic discipline? Arr-chitecture.
What part of Spain do pirates most like to pillage? Arr-agon.
Who's a pirate's favorite Dadaist? A tie: Jean Arr-p and Tristan Tzarr-a.
When a bad pirate is punished for his misdeeds, what do you call that? Karr-ma.
What's a pirate's favorite way to relax? Arr-omatherapy.

Have fun making up your own! And all together now:



  1. teehee. I like this game!

    What's the pirate's favorite salad ingredient? arrr-ugula.

    Why is November 11th the pirate's favorite day? Because it's Arrr-mistice day

    What's the pirate's favorite aphrodisiac? Arrr-tichokes

    Where do Pirates go to college? Harrr-vard

  2. Sorry, this is just too much fun...

    What's the pirate's favorite Greek myth?

  3. can't believe I didn't think of this one when we first started doing this:

    What's a pirate favorite subway line?


  4. I was chatting with an English-major friend last night (who expressed some reservations about the Pirate Game and hence shall remain nameless unless she wants to identify herself), and we came up with these:

    What's a pirate's favorite
    ... Greek dramatist? Arrr-istophanes
    ... Renaissance painter? Carrr-avaggio
    ... John Milton tract? Arrr-eopagitica
    ... Oscarrr Wilde play? The Importance of Being Arrr-nest
    ... George Bernarrr-d Shaw play? Arrr-ms and the Man, or Major Barrr-barrr-a
    ... Tom Stopparrr-d play? Arrr-cadia
    ... Arrr-nest Hemingway novel? A Farewell to Arrr-ms
    ... Shakespearean setting? The forest of Arrr-den
    ... Herman Melville short story? Barrr-tleby the Scriven-arrr
    ... Strauss opera? Arrr-iadne auf Naxos
    ... Ben Affleck movie? Arrr-mageddon

    And why do pirates like going to the opera in the first place? The arrr-ias and arrr-peggios! :-)


  5. An update to my earlier post: The aforementioned English-major friend is Viacimo (a.k.a. Nadia Seiler, Carleton Class of 2000), who also came up with the pirates' other favorite Ben Affleck movie: Pearr-l Harr-bor.

  6. Why did the pirate retire? Because she had cardiac Arrr-rythmia.

    Why did the pirate consider a life as a lawyer (another profession where you live parastically off of others)? Because she enjoyed the arrrt of arrr-guement.

    Why did the pirate end up switching sides and join law enforcement? Because she liked Arrr-ests as much as Arrr-gent.