Pirates in Galveston? Surely you jest ;)

Pirates Legends of the Gulf Coast, has just opened in Jean Laffite’s old stomping grounds, Galveston Texas. Personally, I love Galveston and for a number of years made it an annual trip. The one thing it always lacked, though, was a decent pirate museum. But as you can tell from this article, that problem has now been remedied:

New interactive pirate museum opens in Galveston

Review: Kahuna Kevin’s Why is the Rum Gone? Vol. 2

Rating: ★★★★★
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Tired of drinking rum the old fashioned way (straight from the bottle with the smell of burning ships in the air)? Of course not – yer a bloody pirate! But even a bloody pirate can enjoy mixing things up once in a while – figuratively AND literal. With his first book, Kahuna Kevin introduced us to a wide assortment of original rum-based cocktails. 40 concoctions of varying complexity featuring a large number of our favorite rums. And now, with Why is the Rum Gone? Volume 2, Kahuna brings us another 52 masterpieces suited to all sorts of skill-levels and tastes.

That last point can’t be emphasized enough. There was a time that I thought rum-drinkers fell into one of only two camps – Continue reading

Review: Blackbeard Spiced Rum

Rating: ★★★½☆
Speaking strictly from the perspectives of myth and legend, Blackbeard just might be history’s perfect pirate. He was big, mean, dramatic… he fought like a demon and died like a folk (anti)hero. And what’s more, the man mixed gunpowder in his rum. I mean, seriously – this is the sort of thing that Hollywood makes up and then historians nerdily remind us that, “you know, pirates didn’t actually do this, or do that…” But Blackbeard did. He was the real deal, and this is why now and forever, there should always be a rum or two bearing his name.

Blackbeard Spiced Rum has risen to the challenge of bearing Teach’s title, but does it live up? In the bottle, its classy and striking, with a black lable and stylized artwork of the man himself. The rum inside is a basic brownish amber, and upon opening you’re instantly greeted with a surprisingly robust vanilla aroma. Continue reading

Ice Age to go Piratey

Proving once again that pirates never go out of style, Ice Age 3 (4? 17? I stopped paying attention after 1) will feature prehistoric pirates. Scholars have often said that piracy existed ever since the first guy in a boat robbed another guy in a boat, but if CGI animation is any indicator of fact (and why wouldn’t it be?) then piracy actually goes back much, much further.

Mammoth versus… Pirates? | flayrah.

Announcement: The Kraken’s Mirror

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So any young adults look for some pirate adventures that are a tad more relate-able than the typical 1700’s swashbuckler might want to check out The Kraken’s Mirror trilogy. A brief description from the publisher:

Treated by our youth-oriented society as invisible and sexless Emily Pawes attends a pirate festival to recapture the make believe magic she knew as a young woman. She wins an interesting bit of booty at a bric-a-brac stand. The Kraken’s mirror is a magical portal and transports her to a land of Hollywood piratitude, where swashbuckling heroes own iPods. With little choice, she embraces the madness, deciding she’ll play pirate until she figures out how to get home. Or wakes up in a padded cell. Continue reading

It’s Time to Kickstart Dreadcrew’s Next Masterpiece!

To arms! To arms! Fans of Bilgemunky Radio know that The Dreadcrew of Oddwood transcends awesome the same way Hannibal Lecter transcends peculiar table manners – IN STYLE, is what I’m sayin’ 🙂 So don’t miss this opportunity to help make their third album Heavy Mahogany a reality. Hop on board via Kickstarter and get yourself some choice swag in the process!

Heavy Mahogany: Oddwood’s COURAGEOUS NEW ALBUM! by The Dread Crew of Oddwood — Kickstarter.