Coming Soon: Pirate Emojis

Pirate fans rejoice! It’s tough out there, what with no good pirate movies on the horizon, Black Sails done and done, and half the country awash in sub-zero temps. But on the bright side, the new Emoji’s have just been announced, and two of them are quite piratey:

Three, if you’re generous:

So yes, you can now text your mates with a little extra swagger, wrapping up your threats or drunken ravings with a jolly roger, parrot or—er, bone—to show them you mean business. So that’s something.

Introducing the ayePhone

Is it a play on words or is it a pun? I’m not really sure, but whichever the case, it’s also a new application for your iPhone. The ayePhone shows us that while average pirates spend their days yelling “Yarrr” and “Avast ye!”, successful pirates (those that can afford a $0.99 download application) make their phones do the work for them, thus freeing their own gullets to drink rum or gnaw of the still-beating hearts of spanish captives who refused to be cooperative. Blighters.

If you’re like me and choose your cellphone – not for high tech bells and whistles – but rather for milspec durability so it can survive being dropped from a great hight many, many times, then you obviously don’t own an iPhone. But you can still watch a video of the ayePhone in action.