Monday, April 6, 2009

But Our Mommies and Dads Love Us

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me
We extort, we pilfer, we filch and sack
Maraud and embezzle and even high-jack
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me
We kindle and char, inflame and ignite
We burn up the city, we're really a fright
We're rascals, scoundrels, villains, and knaves
We're devils and black sheep, really bad eggs
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me
We're beggars and blighters and ne'er do-well cads
Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads
Drink up me hearties, yo ho

On Saturday we went with the Winters to the Pirate exhibit at the NC Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. It was pretty fun - I think it's a little more aimed at families with kids cause there's a pirate ship for kids to play on and other pirate games - but we had a good time. There were some artifacts recovered from the Queen Anne's Revenge - Black Beard's ship - and some general pirate history. So it was pretty interesting. The biggest bummer was that all the really interesting stuff we wanted to take pictures of - like the purported skull of Edward Teach aka Black Beard - you weren't allowed to take pictures of them. (Can I just say that it really cracks me up that it was the "purported" skull - because they know his head was cut off, but they can't be sure they had the right one. Silly pirates.) So the point is - I guess you'll just have to go yourself if you want to see Black Beard's (maybe, kinda) skull.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Silly Pirates, Trix are for kids ;)

That picture of Mark looks like he is part of the painting!