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corvi [userpic]
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

(Day 11)
Kayaking back to the harbor, the wind rises to 30 knots (however much that is - I don't actually know), and the kayak lurches up and down over waves. I'm drenched in salt water that somehow manages to phase through the waterproof canvas of my kayaking skirt, and my eyes and cheeks sting with salt. gfish, who's sharing a kayak with me, points out that we've fallen into that grand old tradition of mariners fighting storms, of man versus nature, and suggests we sing a shanty.
Unfortunately, neither of us actually know any sea shanties. I know "Shiver Me Timbers" and "Professional Pirate" from the Muppet Treasure Island movie. gfish knows a filk version of "Rolling Down to Old Maui" called "Falling Down On New Jersey".
So if you ever see some pirates in a kayak, singing something that sounds like Rolling Down to Old Maui, but with frequent interjections of "Yo ho ho" and "Shiver me timbers" and "when you're a pirate, you don't have to wear a suit!" delivered in squeaky muppet voices, that's us, matey. Hand over the doubloons and nobody gets hurt.


Every geek should love a song with "delta-v" in the lyrics.

What do you do with a drunken sailor? (x3)
ear-lie in the morning?

[make up response verse here]

[repeat until imagination fails]

for example:
Keelhaul him 'till he's sober (x3)
ear-lie in the morning!

Put him in bed with the captain's daughter (x3)
ear-lie in the morning!

go make some up!