Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. This is, of course, our favorite holiday at Flying Lab and in fact Pirates of the Burning Sea is the official video game of TLAPD. We’ve actually put Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket, the holiday’s founders, into the game and they have some special missions on them right now. In one you have to teach a parrot to talk like a pirate, which is pretty funny.
If you have not played Pirates of the Burning Sea before, now is the perfect opportunity. We’ve just started offering free trials, so you can play for two weeks without spending a doubloon. It’s more fun than dancin’ the hempen jig, mateys.
Talk Like a Pirate Day also works for Freeport, of course. If you haven’t picked up Buccaneers of Freeport yet, today is the right day. Yar!
That is a great article but a little slanted toward its audience, leaving a few false impressions.
The author implies, for instance, that S&L; deregulation was a construct of the GOP. In fact, 4 of the "Keating 5" senators were Democrats; McCain was the lone Republican. Deregulation received broad bipartisan support, marshalled by lobbyist dollars that cut across partisan lines. (Biden voted for it, for instance.)
You know, of course, I'm no fan of McCain and criticizing him about his former involvement with Keating and the S&L; Crisis is more than fair. But let's not imply that white knight Dems have spent the last 25 years trying to put the brakes on the Republican's irresponsible Wall Street policies. Lobbyist dollars have a history of badly corrupting both sides.