July 26th, 2003


Why am I dressed this way?

Mmmm Fountains of Wayne. Thanks, cheesybunny, for introducing me to them. Ben Lee was great too. The concert was at the Fillmore in SF.

On the way out of the concert, we were asked why we were dressed like pirates. She seemed disappointed when we simply said we felt like it. It was rather inspiring. More on that later. I'm really worn out. :)

Must be a reason why...

Fifty-three answers to the question, "Why are you dressed like a pirate?" Came up with these last night with cheesybunny.

I'm a violent sociopath, and this is the only thing I've found that keeps me sane.
I'm looking for an able-bodied crew... have you sailed before?
That's a... sensative subject for me.
What? Well, it *is* July 26... (insert current date).
Me Mum dresses me this way.
Why aren't you?
My great grandad was a pirate... it's a family thing
What else are you supposed to wear when you loot and plunder?
It was a dare.
Sorority initiation.
You really don't want to know.
It's a very long story.
A pirate? What's that?
Actually, I'm a privateer.
(thick accent) I was told this is latest fashion here.
Bad hair day.
The only thinng I hadd clean.
I'm glad you asked... (walk away)
You know, I don't hear that a lot.
You know, it's a fetish thing.
I'm meeting a blind date here, so we decided to dress like pirates so we'd recognise each other.
I lose track of my friends otherwise.
Arrrrr... (walk away).
Laugh loudly and walk away.
Aye, you'd think there'd be a reason for that, wouldn't you?
When I was 5, I went on a cruise with my family, and I stole a stick of gum from the onboard store. That was my first theft at sea...
I'm in a play.
This way, I can get away with saying, "Yo, ho."
Start singing "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me..."
Dead men tell no tales.
I'm protesting.
No time for that now. Have you seen a monkey this tall?
My imaginary friend is out to get me, but he's afraid of pirates.
Launch into a pirate joke.
I married into a pirate family.
Actually I'm a (vegan, Unitarian). This is how we dress.
I'm a software pirate, but their outfits are boring.
I'm a music pirate. I'm trying to make this our official look.
I'm on a mission from God.
I'm a big sports fan from Pittsburgh.
Because I like it when people ask me questions.
It attracts people of my preferred gender.
I'm a butt pirate.
I got in here free.
More comfortable than wearing a corsette.
I was told this was a costume event.
I came here straight from work.
Because of people like you.
My Captain requires it.
If they don't mention the word pirate... say, "Pirate!"
You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Haven't you heard there's a pirate convention?