Mon, 20 September 2021
Shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate day inspires Jay and Shua to pick a pirate for any mood. Movies, theme park rides, baseball teams; what kind of pirate are you? Drink up me hearties and Enjoy Stuff!
Yo ho, yo ho! It’s a pirate’s life this week on Enjoy Stuff. We look at a bunch of movies, plus some other fun ways you can channel your inner Blackbeard or Jack Sparrow
“CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow!”
Sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow. Hoist anchor and join us on the poop deck of piracy. Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, by finding a pirate movie for any mood. Plus, some other ways to get some booty.
-Creepy ’80s Toy Teddy Ruxpin is getting his own movie!
-Picard renewed for Season 3 and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds gives us the Captain Pike series people have been looking forward to
-The Pinball museum has fire sale
What we’re Enjoying
Jay reaches another fitness milestone as he runs a virtual 5k. It’s like the OASIS, and healthy too! Shua’s weekly pleasure has a bit more sugar as he finally finds grape flavor Big League Chew bubble gum. At least he’s exercising his mouth.
Pirating takes many forms, but we love seeing them in movies. Hollywood has been cranking out buccaneer flicks for more than 100 years. It has developed into it’s own genre.
Want some vintage pirate history? Check out the classic Errol Flynn movie Captain Blood. Or see how Walt Disney himself interpreted those mutineers in Peter Pan or Treasure Island. Or a later modern day telling of Blackbeard’s Ghost.
But they’re not all really bad eggs. Peter Pan, Muppet Treasure Island, and Pirates: Band of Misfits give the whole family something to laugh at.
If you want some music while you sit in the crow’s nest, how about the Pirates of Penzance? Or maybe some inappropriate Monty Pythonesque humor in Yellowbeard or the questionable 80’s story of Ice Pirates.
It may look a little different, but we still think the Goonies and Princess Bride qualify as pirate movies. But the first one most people think of these days is the Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp’s quirky Captain Jack Sparrow.
Movies aren’t the only way to be a beggar and blighter. You could ride the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in the Disney parks. Or enjoy a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Or catch a documentary learning the truth about the out of work merchant sailors.
Do you kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot? Let us know in the Discord channel or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org