Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This Post has been Hijacked, Matey!

It is I, Captain Joaquin Gorrión, recently freed from the foul confines of Piedras Negras prison in Northern Mexico (proof of my escape) just in time to celebrate my favorite holiday, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, or, as it is better known to my brethren, Talk Like Us Day!

Classic pirate sword- check.  Black Hawk-Eagle
instead of a parrot because it is native to Mexico- check.
Yep, this guy seems legit.

Roger and I did exchange several instant messages after he realized who hacked into his Blogger account in order to take over his hilarious and insightful Clean Sheets and Dirty Girls blog.  I have copied and pasted our IMs below for your amusement using this very fine MacBook Air I helped myself to from a patron at Starbucks who was kind enough to leave it laying on a table while she visited the restroom.  

Q: Let's get this question out of the way first.  What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?

A: Rrrrrrrrrr, you kidding me, you scalawag!  

Q: What do you plan to do now that you are in Texas besides hijack my blog?

I plan to secure a ship, a crew and make my way back to blue water where I can pillage and plunder to me black heart's content.  

Q: How do you plan to get there from Texas?  From what I understand the people there can be rather shooty.

A: They can never capture the infamous Joaquin Gorrión... again!

Q: What are your thoughts on the pirates off the coast of Somalia?

A: I have spent years living on the coast of Somalia, smoking qat with the locals in an abandoned lighthouse in between liberation missions off the coast.  I know the locals as well as anyone from the Americas and I can say from first hand experience that anyone living in a country where poverty is so extreme as it is in Somalia can hardly be blamed for trying to take from the wealthy.  They are the Robin Hoods of the sea, matey!  The wealthy governments of the world should spend more time trying to help the people of Somalia rather than sending their warships off its coast.

Q: Do you feel badly for hijacking the Q and A style of blog post that is used frequently on Mayor Gia's fantastic blog?

A: Pirate.

Q: Oh, right.  So what does a pirate captain such a yourself do all day?

A. We command a pirate crew with orders like batten down the hatches (hatches always need battening), square the sails, hoist the Jolly Roger, shiver me timbers, fetch more rum and so forth.

Q: OK, well I feel that you are running out of material and we have established that it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day so I think we're done here for now.

A. That's not really a question.

Q: Could you at least tell the readers about the last time I did a post about International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which they can see here.

A. I'll give you that but I prefer my eggs served they way they are famous for making them for breakfast in Portugal.

Q: Can I have my blog back?

A. Maybe.


  1. Arggg Captain Joaquin Gorrión. Don't take over my blog!

  2. This is just great haha, have a happy Speak Like A Pirate day Captain!

  3. I absolutely love Talk Like A Pirate day, so this was pretty damn funny to me.


    Much more natural this year. I've been practicing with Alestorm.

  5. Thanks fer shiverin' me timbers with laughter!

  6. This is the best Q and A session since the quark played '20 questions' with that neutrino.

    I never leave my laptop without constructing a counter-thief hex or solid as stone spell on it first to detract any hijinx from 'hijackers'.

  7. find about this blog and face this... PRICELESS!! xD

  8. Shiver me timbers. Bootiful blog very bootiful blog captain. Aye! Aye!

  9. My pirate day was so lame. It's hard to talk pirate when you're unemployed and alone all day. Talking like a pirate to my cat might qualify as a mental disorder.

  10. Hahaha! Hysterical. And now I have to go walk the plank. 'Cause the hijacking pirate Captain Joaquin Gorrión told me to do just so. Yar, I never get a break.

  11. "Talk like a pirate" day did not go well for me. If they ever have "Talk like a stuffy British aristocrat" day, I'm totally in.

  12. If you had a ninja or two in your blog your problems would have been solved. :P

  13. Pirates can just take over blogs like that? Scary