Known Johnson

September 19, 2006

I missed the memo

Filed under: General — Tom @ 4:24 pm

Early this morning I walked past a woman wearing a hat at work – already an unusual thing because I can’t recall ever seeing a woman at work wearing a hat. But that’s not what was so strange – it’s that the hat she was wearing was a pirate hat. “That’s an interesting fashion choice,” I thought as we passed. And then I saw another one. And another. And then a guy with a patch over one eye, and someone else with a hook for a hand. What in the hell is going on here?

Once I got on the internet, it wasn’t long before I discovered that it was Talk Like A Pirate Day, a day that seemed to exist only online a number of years ago but has migrated to the real world and has now pretty much ceased to exist online – you know how trends go – the cool kids jump on it, no one else gets it, then when it finally translates over to the “normal” people, the cool kids shun it like it never thrilled them to begin with. However, maybe they’re on to something – they only advocated talking like a pirate, not dressing like one. That’s just silly.

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