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.

See You at the Rendezvous!!!

Less than a month to go until I get to rehit Sactown for the Pirates of Sacramento Pirate’s Rendezvous – and this year looks to be a smash! The Pirates Charles will be performing as will Jack Spareribs and the Rogues of the Golden Coast. Tony Swatton – master craftsman and swordsmith to the piratey stars will be in attendance. And lest we forget DJing by the Special Guest Host, Moi??? It’s not too late to join in the fun, so visit their website and make your plans today!

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“Hart of Dixie” Celebrates “Planksgiving”


That’s right, Hart of Dixie, the show you probably never watch about a New York doctor who seems more like ditsy pet manicurist, is having a pirate-themed Thanksgiving episode.

Shiver Me Timbers! First Look at Hart of Dixie’s Thanksgiving Episode—Pirate Style! – E! Online.

I’m not a fan of puns, but “Planksgiving” does seem a tad clever. And yet, just knowing this episode exists makes me want to go cry in the shower.