Pirates – It’s Nearly Here


THE WISH

A pirate and his parrot, were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape from a valiant battle. While rummaging through the boat’s provisions, the pirate stumbled across an old lamp. Secretly hoping that a Genie would appear, he rubbed the lamp vigorously. To the amazement of the castaways, a Genie came forth. This particular Genie, however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Without giving any thought to the matter the pirate blurted out, “Make the entire ocean into rum!” The Genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the entire sea turned into the finest rum ever sampled by mortals. Simultaneously, the Genie vanished. Only the gentle lapping of rum on the hull broke the stillness as the two considered their circumstances. The parrot looked disgustedly at the pirate and after a tension-filled moment spoke: “Now yee’ve done it!! Now we’re gooin to have to pee in the boat.”


THE R ED SHIRT

Long ago lived a seaman named Captain Bravo. He was a manly man who showed no fear in facing his enemies. One day, while sailing the seven seas, a look-out spotted a pirate ship and the crew became frantic. Captain Bravo bellowed, ”Bring me my Red Shirt.” The First Mate quickly retrieved the captain’s red shirt and whilst wearing the bright red frock he led his men into battle and defeated the pirates. Later on that day, the look-out spotted not one, but two pirate ships. The captain again called for his red shirt and once again, though the fighting was fierce, he was victorious over the two ships. That evening, all the men sat around on the deck recounting the day’s triumphs and one of the them asked the captain, ”Sir, why do you call for your red shirt before battle? The captain replied, ”If I am wounded in the attack, the shirt will not show my blood and thus, you men will continue to fight, unafraid.” All of the men sat in silence and marveled at the courage of such a manly man as Captain Bravo. As dawn came the next morning, the look-out spotted not one, not two, but TEN pirates ships approaching from the far horizon. The crew stared at the captain and waited for his usual reply. Captain Bravo calmly shouted, ”Get me my brown pants.”

THE PIRATE AND THE SAILOR

A sailor and a pirate are drinking at a waterfront bar and they proceed to swap sea stories. The sailor notes the pirate’s peg leg, eye patch and hook. “So tell me,” asks the sailor, “how did you come to lose that leg?”  “Arrgh,” says the pirate, “‘Twas a black squall swept me overboard. Whilst in the water, a shark snapped me leg off and I’ve had this peg leg ever since.” “Wow!” says the sailor. “And how’d you get the hook?” “We was fighting at close quarters,” says the pirate. “Some scurvy dog with a cutlass hacked me hand off and I’ve had this hook ever since.” “Amazing!” says the sailor. “And what about the eye patch?” “Arrgh,” says the pirate. “‘Twas a seagull pooped in me eye.” “A seagull?” asks the sailor, a bit incredulous. “Well, I should explain,” says the pirate. “‘Twas me first day with the new hook.”

BBC Quiz of the Week


Cloud continued to increase this week although, despite the grumbling and flashing, there has been little rain on Punmu.

A mixed week. Saturday I went to our local goldmine (Telfer) looking for a consignment which has supposedly been sent there. No luck on that but I managed an excellent dinner in their mess and followed that with some golf swings and my first ever try at lawn bowls. I think I have found a new sport!

Then Wednesday saw me in the community clinic feeling quite poorly. It turns out that I have a grumbly gall bladder and infecton. So an USB port in the back of the hand so that antibiotics can be dripped in. Most uncomfortable although that will come out today. Trying to create a low fat diet is not easy!

Anyway. The results from last week. Buff scored her first crown for a while and magic hands and little fish both share the hat as they scored 2/7.

It is the most difficult quiz ever. It must be. I scored 1/7!

How will you go in this week’s BBC Quiz of the Week?

Previous Dunces

6th Nov, 2/7, magic hands, Little fish
30th Oct, 3/7,
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23rd Oct, 0/7, Karen
16th Oct, 1/7, Cybe R. Wizard
9th Oct, 2/7, Rob, nursemyra, healingmagichands
2nd Oct, 1/7, azahar, healingmagichands
25th Sept, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer
18th Sept, 2/7, Rob
11th Sept, 3/7, azahar, Puddock, Rob,
4th Sept, 1/7, azahar
28th Aug, 0/7, Herr G EaGle
21st Aug, 2/7, Bunk Strutts, Daddy Papersurfer
14th Aug, 2/7, azahar Puddock, sandy, daisymae81, anniegirl1138,
7th Aug, 2/7, silverstar98121, Bunk Strutts, Mrs Eagle, Cybe R. Wizard, Puddock
31st July, 1/7,silverstar98121
24th Jul, 2/7, sandy,
17th Jul, 2/7, azahar
10th Jul, 1/7, gitwizard, Mrs Eagle

Crown Winners (7/7)

17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie
20th Feb 2009, healing magic hands
27th Feb, 2009, Buff
20th Mar, 2009, healing magic hands
3rd Apr, 2009, sledpress
17th Apr, 2009, anniegirl1138, Buff, Archie
15th May, Buff

5th June, Buff
4th July, healing magic hands

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P

11th Sept, nursemyra
18th Sept, Buff
25th Sept, Gitwizard
30th Oct 2009, Marty
6th Oct 2009, Buff

Peregrine Falcon Week #2


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It was 43C so a little cooling down was necessary.

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Since no one is watching, to hell with dignity. This is fun!

God and Religion


God and Religion

burgled from I Am your God

BBC Quiz of the Week


This little quiz post is becoming my diary of the week. It is where I can make a couple of comments about how my days have been going.

This week the boss headed off for a three week break and I have been left in charge.

So not a lot of time for blogging, pre-publication is a wondrous thing. I apologise for not replying to so many comments but time is passing annoyingly fast just at the moment and at the end of the day sleep is the major need.

Gitwizard leaped into the limelight last week by scoring his first 7/7 and his first crown. Daddy P scored a dismal 1/7 and has the hat all to himself this week. It may be necessary for him to stay after school. Providing we can find an educational TG to volunteer.

This week I rebounded to a score of 5/7! How will you go in this week’s BBC Quiz of the Week?

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Previous Dunces

25th Sept, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer
18th Sept, 2/7, Rob
11th Sept, 3/7, azahar, Puddock, Rob,
4th Sept, 1/7, azahar
28th Aug, 0/7, Herr G EaGle
21st Aug, 2/7, Bunk Strutts, Daddy Papersurfer
14th Aug, 2/7, azahar Puddock, sandy, daisymae81, anniegirl1138,
7th Aug, 2/7, silverstar98121, Bunk Strutts, Mrs Eagle, Cybe R. Wizard, Puddock
31st July, 1/7,silverstar98121
24th Jul, 2/7, sandy,
17th Jul, 2/7, azahar
10th Jul, 1/7, gitwizard, Mrs Eagle
3rd Jul, 1/7, archie, Mrs Eagle, Karen, sandy, Rob, Bunk Strutts,
26th Jun, 2/7, Karen, sandy,


Crown Winners (7/7)

17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie
20th Feb 2009, healing magic hands
27th Feb, 2009, Buff
20th Mar, 2009, healing magic hands
3rd Apr, 2009, sledpress
17th Apr, 2009, anniegirl1138, Buff, Archie
15th May, Buff

5th June, Buff
4th July, healing magic hands

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P

11th Sept, nursemyra
18th Sept, Buff
25th Sept, Gitwizard

Skywatch Friday


After a week with barely a cloud in the sky, I found that the colour of a cloudless sunset is still wondrous.

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day


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