Moderator: All Things Mods
You mean like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera? We'll let Tigger at Twisty have Justin Trousersnake, though...Cap'n Tedward wrote:HArr like all those little damsels in their teeny-bop shows?
daftbeaker wrote:But if I stop bugging you I'll have to go back to arguing with Qwerty about whether beauty is truth and precisely what we both mean by 'purple'
Qwertyuiopasd wrote:I think Disney and the POTC movies have done much for our cause, bringing people back into the fold of piracy. Yes, some bits in the movies get dumb, but we ignore them, don't we?
And for Disney movies, they are fairly... dark? That doesn't feel like the right word, but people die violently in those movies. You really don't get that too often. So considering that, I think we have more to thank the pirates for what they've done for Disney, rather than the other way around.
I do agree, though, that we need some better pirate movies out there.
Robert Newton, one of the most popular actors of the mid-twentieth century, was born in Dorset in the West Country, but travelled to Hollywood to make films, including two in the early 1950s which have coloured our perception of pirates ever since. In Treasure Island (1950) and Blackbeard the Pirate (1952) Newton played Long John Silver and Edward Teach (Blackbeard) respectively, and since both men supposedly came from Bristol, Newton used his natural West Country accent for both parts. Both films were, and indeed still are, popular and the larger-than-life Newton has become forever after associated with pirates.
How on earth can you strike a negative number of bells? On my boat, we strike e bells att that time. You're so silly, Gronank, you all think, you cant strike a non-integer number of bells, much less a trancendental number. Well, here's how we do it: First we strike one bell and then another, after that we strike half a bell, this is tricker but possible with a sturdy saw. When we're done with sawing the first bell in two and striking one of the halves we saw that half in three and strike one of those part too. And so we go on...black bart wrote:(also known as -9 bells)
Cap'n Tedward wrote:Umm, the idea that pirates add a lot of extra RRRs to their speak is also a Disney fabrication.