One thing about that joke for when you tell it to someone, and you and I know you will. When you get to the punchline you can’t just blandly say “and then the pirate said arg and it be driving me nuts.”

You must sell the pirate. YOU MUST BE THE PIRATE! You must close one eye, curl the left corner of your lip up, you must heavily speak with the stereotypical pirate’s accent as you shout and growl “ARRRGGGHH and it be drivin mi nuts.”

This is not a joke to be told timidly. You must throw yourself into the part. Remember, be the pirate.

Image for post
Image for post

Written by

Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store