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September 19, 2006

Arrrrr! Talk like a pirate!

Camera fallingSeptember 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the day on which all of humanity sets aside our differences and joins together in the important task of talking like a pirate for a day. No matter who begs us to stop. And why just one day? Why not a whole week? Why stop when you're just getting starrrted?

Learn all about pirates, get your pirate name, use a handy English-to-Pirate translator. All these links go t' another site, matey, so we be havin' nay control o'er th' content.

September 25, 2006

The Strange Life of a Young Pirate

Camera fallingSometimes entire ships end up as flotsam, especially ones from the old days of wooden sailing ships. In a bad storm, the crew might go down and stay under the sea for hundreds of years. Here's a story appropriate for Pirate Day... or, Week: "For almost 290 years, the remains of a young pirate—a fibula, a silk stocking and a shoe—remained unidentified. Anthropologists have now determined that the remains belong to John King, a 10 or 11-year-old boy believed to have been a pirate. The remains were found on the wreck of the Whydah, a pirate ship which came to a watery end off the coast of Cape Cod in the 18th century." Listen to the whole story on National Public Radio's website

What is FLOTSAM?

Today's FlotsamWhat is FLOTSAM? Those fish seem to be in on a secret.
David answers. (mp3 file/2m54s)
"In a bigger sense the idea that I was playing with was some kind of secret, some kind of bond that stretched between kids through time and across distance. . . ." The rest of the audio interviews can be found in the archives.

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