Friday, January 07, 2005

Have you ever considered piracy?

As if the semi-tropical climate, gorgeous scenery, and Hemingway atmosphere weren't sufficient to make me long for a vacation in Key West, Florida, this seals the deal:

The Pirate Soul Museum is now open.

Very cool. Anything that combines pirates and soul (Cutthroat Island notwithstanding) is aces in my book. Pirates of the Caribbean has always been my favorite Disneyland attraction (it was Uncle Walt's favorite, too).

I had no idea there was going to be a Pirate Soul Museum, but I'm glad there is. I can scarcely believe the world survived this far into the 21st century without one. It's the brainchild of former Philadelphia 76ers owner — now TV reality show starPat Croce, who apparently is something of a pirate fanatic. The Associated Press story chronicling the museum's debut describes Croce as "a passionate collector of pirate memorabilia, who says he uses a pirate's philosophy to steer his business ventures." (I can just picture Pat sauntering into a corporate conference room wearing an eyepatch and a bandanna, swinging a cutlass overhead and growling, "Avast there, ye scurvy dogs! Dead men tell no tales!")

I have to believe this joint is going to be jumping on Talk Like a Pirate Day.

By the way, in case the opportunity ever presents itself, I would make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.

0 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Post a Comment

<< Home