Pirates set sail for West Michigan

Pirates set sail for West Michigan – Grand Rapids News – The Grand Rapids Press Online – Michigan Newspaper – MLive.com.

While the Michigan Pirate Festival sounds like it was a blast (hopefully I might be able to attend next year), some of this article scares me a bit:

“When I’m dead, I want to be buried in Jack,” she says. “This is the way people know me, and this is the way I want people to remember me.”

Really, folks. If you want to make some money portraying Jack Sparrow, fine by me. Want to dress like him for Halloweeen or PyrateCon? Go for it. But if you’re obsessed with pirates enough to eat, sleep, and drink pirates throughout most of the year (and I don’t judge you for this – I’m right there with you), for crikey’s sake, PLEASE find your own inner pirate! Such levels of Jack Sparrow emmersion are downright creepifying.

Comments (3)

  1. The Quartermaster

    Bury me with my boots on, some grog and possibly some swag is all I can ask for. Being buried with eyeliner is certainly not on that list.

    Such dedication by the above person (in my opinion) is wasted as I’m sure they could have created their own wonderful persona with all the creativity.

  2. Big T

    I keep trying to convince my wife to give me a burial at sea, but thinks she will go to jail for dumping my body in the ocean. I don’t want my ashes spread either, whats a pirate to do?

  3. Bilge (Post author)

    Tell her to sail into international waters. Then she’s golden. I guess. I’m not a lawyer, so what do I know?

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