Some People Are Way To Into This Stupid Pirate Day
I had a power supply literally blow a gasket (actually, a capacitor) here at the office because the fan died in it. Since I'm in Sunriver, I had to drive to Bend to get a replacement, so I called my wife to see if she wanted to have lunch while I was in town. We went down to Pilot Butte Drive-In (where I don't go much any more since they close so damn early) for a burger, and as we were sitting there, this family of four walked in, dressed as pirates. The mom, the dad, and their two little boys (probably six and eight years old or so). They were even talking like pirates. I wonder why the kids weren't in school (assuming they aren't homeschooled), but I digress...
It wasn't until I was leaving that I realized today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Flickr is awash with pirates (including some booty), and the whole Web is enjoying this "holiday" that Dave Barry helped popularize.
But am I the only one that thinks the whole thing is just stupid and sees this as yet another excuse for people to do stupid and silly things (like St. Patty's day)? When I told folks at the office here what today was, they were basically saying the same thing: Does anybody really give a rip?