Rogues in Vogue

Ask Me How I Became a Pirate

Arrrrgh. Somehow, me maties, Capt’n Izzy missed that yesterday was International Talk like a Pirate Day. Were Izzy to enter the swashbuckling ranks (which is unlikely given his concern for, er, gallantry, not to mention his fear of stains that no drycleaner can remove), he’d wear a skull-and-crossbones bow tie—threatening, but not too threatening—and be accompanied by his loyal parrot, “Popinjay.” Pirate Izzy, a/k/a Isidore the Mauve, would fantasize about having bigger shoulders, so that he could carry around an actual peacock on them. “Gangway!“, indeed.

skull and crossbones tie

5 Responses to “Rogues in Vogue”

  1. Ninjarina September 22, 2007 at 4:07 am #

    Haha, I never thought I’d hear the term “popinjay” again. When my brother was a little kid, he used to imitate some fantastical phrase he no doubt picked up from a PBS broadcast of some British period comedy; I believe it was “away with you, you PRIMROSE POPINJAY!”

    P.S. Ninjas > * > Pirates

  2. Penelope's Web October 26, 2007 at 12:07 pm #

    Hah! I can see Isadore the Mauve hanging out with the infamous Calico Jack Rackham … who really DID earn his name stitchin’ (not just wearing) the calico.

    I too sew; I can speak with authority when I say it probably had the most to do with Calico Jack’s being a villainous, bloodthirsty pirate.

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