Bilgemunky tries a new (wonderful) rum on the air, and then proceeds to play lots and lots of pirate music. Including new Pirates Charles and The Threepwood Pyrates Galley!
2009 has been a great year at Bilgemunky Radio – thanks for tuning in, and looking forward to an even more piratey 2010!!! Continue reading
Brace yerselves, mates, for it’s the end of an era. For decades the spiced rum market has been dominated by one name – Captain Morgan (The REAL Morgan, by the way, was a poser pirate and a traitor to the cause. Plus he couldn’t sail for damn, so it’s fitting that sooner or later his namesake rum would be sunk.) Well, no longer – Kraken Rum is on the scene, and they stand ready to do some serious damage to their competitor’s market share. Why? Simple – Kraken Rum is the BEST RUM EVER.
Of course, I haven’t actually tried it yet. But check out the promotional package they sent me:
One bottle of Kraken Spiced Rum, one CD full of the Kraken’s tales, a hardbound book of stories, history, and recipes, genuine (likely fake) kraken ink and tooth, a wall chart showing the kraken’s enormous scale – even a personal letter addressed to their “Esteemed Colleague.” That’s right – *I’m* an esteemed colleague of Kraken Rum! I bet next Christmas they’ll even invite me over for dinner. And did I mention it was all in a custom Kraken box, sealed in wax? I mean, seriously, when’s the last time Captain Morgan, or any of those other wannabe spiced rums (I’m looking at you Sailor Jerry and Kilo Kai) ever sent me something this nice? The answer: NEVER.
Soon I’ll actually taste the rum. And then write a review. Until then, I remain confident in my statement that Kraken Rum is the best rum I ain’t never tasted. Oh, and don’t forget to check out their website.
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Yo Har Harrr, it’s Christmas at last! And what better way to enjoy the season than with Ol’ Chumbucket – co-creator of everyone’s *other* favorite holiday (that’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, ya scabs) – singing a very special Christmas carol?
I’ve never heard of the Wannabe Pirates, although I’ve known a few wannabe pirates. But these guys, the Wannabe Pirates, made a Christmas video, and it’s my Christmas Eve gift to you.
Someone by the name of Chris Bartos saw fit to do a pirate Christmas tune accompanied by monkey puppets. Meaning that Chris Bartos is a total genius, am I right?
Pirate Christmas dunes, doncha know? And what could be more appropriate, this bein’ the season and so on.
Not much of a video, I’ll grant. But the song is actually pretty fun. And Christmassy. And PIRATEY.
Harle! It’s our final show before Christmas, so send me your gifts lest it be too late! Loads of Christmas tunes tonight, as well as requests and dedications. Oh, and I even sang a very little bit. And then read a piratey poem during after dark. You’re welcome. Continue reading
Arrr, is it a sea song or a commercial? It’s both!!!