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July 8, 2003 7:25 PM   Subscribe

Avast, ye scurvy dogs! It's the pirate image archive! Here there be dozens of period prints of privateers! Highlights include monk riding, pirates forcing a man to drink to excess, and, of course, a fine selection of actual pirates. Craving more rich pirate booty? Visit The Pirate's Hold, The Pirates Site and, a personal favorite, The Pirates of the Spanish Main. Yar!
posted by Joey Michaels (34 comments total)

 
Hey, just in time for the new Pirates of the Caribbean flick starring heart throb Johnny Depp. It couldn't have been better planned by, say, a PR firm. Don't forget to Drink Pepsi Cola.
posted by squirrel at 7:35 PM on July 8, 2003


After all, pirates are the new monkeys. Arrr, me scurvy brethren.
posted by yhbc at 7:46 PM on July 8, 2003


Yar, prepare to be boarded, ye scurvy squirrel! I could care less about any Disney movie, especially one based on a theme ride. They fooled me with "The Country Bears" and I, for one, won't get fooled again.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:52 PM on July 8, 2003


Ghosts of Drowned Pirates: We were also thinking, aaaaarrrr—

Gkronuk: Oh, God, PIRATES! STOP!

Ghosts of Drowned Pirates: —peggiated chords are played in sequence rather than simultaneously.

posted by namespan at 7:54 PM on July 8, 2003


I don't care what any one says. This is not shit.
posted by slipperywhenwet at 7:58 PM on July 8, 2003


Keyboard for pirates from defective yeti.
posted by electro at 8:10 PM on July 8, 2003


After all, pirates are the new monkeys.

Todd Levin claimed many months ago that in fact pirates were the new robot.

/too lazy & sweaty to find the exact post
posted by dhoyt at 8:35 PM on July 8, 2003


PS: Hipster memes are so easy to spot, it's painful.
posted by dhoyt at 8:37 PM on July 8, 2003


dhoyt: where do ninjas fit in the hierarchy?
posted by slipperywhenwet at 8:39 PM on July 8, 2003


Thanks, Joey Michaels - this is great. I wish the artists had been credited on some of the woodcuts - just curious as to the origins of some. And we need more images of monk riding...much more.

For the record, not only are pirates the new robots and the new monkeys, they are also the new orange, the new Legos, and the new Mini Coopers. Or maybe smarts are the new Mini Coopers. Unless smarts came first, in which case Mini Coopers would be the new smarts.

But I'm pretty sure that monks came before either one, so maybe Mini Coopers and smarts are the new monks. Monks probably didn't get very good gas mileage, but from what I understand, they were a very quiet ride.
posted by iconomy at 9:03 PM on July 8, 2003


where do ninjas fit in the hierarchy?

Somewhere between Claiming Gang of Four Has Always Been an Influence, and Describing New Bands as "Hot".
posted by dhoyt at 9:13 PM on July 8, 2003


Best. Post. Ever.

I've prayed for a FPP such as this. If you're not the next coming, then you're obviously a harbinger.

I'm totally flipping out over here. Are pirates even mammals? If not, they're still cool... NOT monkey cool, mind you. But still...

What??!? We had, like, 5 Kronnenburgs left...
posted by squared at 9:16 PM on July 8, 2003


Monks probably didn't get very good gas mileage
But do they run on unleaded?
posted by dg at 9:19 PM on July 8, 2003


I think they run on benedictine.

Now I fondly recall this metafilter thread, in which we were all reminded about pirates and their amusing ability to pillage and plunder, courtesy of the Secret Fun Spot.
posted by iconomy at 9:33 PM on July 8, 2003


Somewhere between Claiming Gang of Four Has Always Been an Influence, and Describing New Bands as "Hot".

WHAT?! Are you dissing Gang of Four? My ninjas are totally going to kick your monk-riding ass!
posted by slipperywhenwet at 9:34 PM on July 8, 2003


like anthrax. 'cause that's a thing you don't wanna catch.
posted by slipperywhenwet at 9:36 PM on July 8, 2003


Talk like a pirate day should be everyday.
posted by stavrogin at 10:24 PM on July 8, 2003


I don't know, I prefer my pirates rather gay...
posted by Katemonkey at 1:15 AM on July 9, 2003


Way cool pirate t-shirts here.

I've been interested in pirates (especially female pirates) for ages. Does this mean I'm cool now?
posted by JoanArkham at 4:01 AM on July 9, 2003


Right fucking on and a half - pirates rock!

Hipster memes are so easy to spot, it's painful.
How's the view from that high-horse dhoyt?

Hey, what's a pirates favorite football team?

AAAARRRRRRRsenal!

Hahahaa! Whoo!
posted by backOfYourMind at 4:19 AM on July 9, 2003


Ooh! ooh! What kind of make-up do pirates wear?

Elizabeth AAAAARRRRden!

Ahahahaha.....hahahahaha!
posted by backOfYourMind at 4:22 AM on July 9, 2003


Hoo-hoo! My sides!

I want to stop but I can't...

And for more pirate action - Captain Pugwash! - Warning - startling .wav file
posted by backOfYourMind at 4:32 AM on July 9, 2003


Is it International talk like a pirate day already?
posted by dabitch at 4:36 AM on July 9, 2003


Today's hipster children know -- pirates and robots? Same thing! For extra credit, includes legos.
posted by BT at 4:43 AM on July 9, 2003


pirates forcing a man to drink to excess

Personally, I've never found coercion by pirates necessary. Seriously, though, let's not forget George MacDonald Fraser'sThe Pyrates, and the pirate comics subplot of Watchmen.
posted by raygirvan at 6:14 AM on July 9, 2003


Hey, just in time for the new Pirates of the Caribbean flick

Rated AAAARRRRRRR.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:25 AM on July 9, 2003


Hey, just in time for the new Pirates of the Caribbean flick

Rated AAAARRRRRRR.


Ah crap! I couldn't see the forest for the bloody trees!

*kicks self*

A pox on you, kirkaracha!
posted by backOfYourMind at 6:33 AM on July 9, 2003


Here in Seattle, we're spoiled by the Seafair Pirates who drive through downtown sporadically during the summer and make quite a fun spectacle.
posted by vito90 at 6:57 AM on July 9, 2003


Talking like a pirate is fun but annoys people.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:01 AM on July 9, 2003


Arrrr, scurvy dog pirate football shirts arr.
posted by ciderwoman at 7:13 AM on July 9, 2003


vraxoin, do you remember waaaay back when on Delphi, I told you and Roberson you needed shambling zombie pirates in all your stories? Well, look at this fine mess. They're cool now and we've been beaten to the punch.

*sigh*
I'm just a barometer of hip. It's my cross to bear...
posted by Shane at 7:39 AM on July 9, 2003


Craving more rich pirate booty?

Kind of a personal question, doncha think?
posted by MrBaliHai at 8:20 AM on July 9, 2003


OK, I was going to make a semi-intelligent comment on the plethora of new pirate video games now available (Sea Dogs II rocks! Oh, they've called it something else...) and how the Depp film is just a teaser for the real swashbuckler coming out this fall with Russell Crowe as Capt. Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy in the big-budget adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's "Master and Commander" but then I read

Rated AAAARRRRRRR.

...and now I have to go clean myself.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:53 AM on July 9, 2003


I'm now convinced I have to write this webmaster and ask him to change the name to the 'Pirate Image AAAARRRRRRRchive.'
posted by umberto at 7:52 PM on July 9, 2003


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