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.

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

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