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Pirates make me smile…

Dragon*Con, which is held each Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, is “the largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.” I am not much into science fiction and fantasy, gaming, and comics. I’m only marginally more interested in literature, art, music, and film.

However, I’d been told I really should go to the parade one year. This year we finally made it. I recognized the “Harry Potter” people. I recognized the “Star Wars” people and the “Dr. Who” people (the latter two largely because of my husband). Most everything else was completely lost on me.

Like who in the heck is this guy supposed to be?

Adult baby

(No, really. If you know, tell me. I’m dying to know.)

But when I saw a bunch of pirates, presumably from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” but I’m really not sure, I smiled. I don’t know why this make me smile — as “real life” pirates aren’t so nice, nor did I like the “Pirates of Caribbean” movies — but smile I did. These particular pirates went up the parade route getting the crowd to go “Arrrrrrrr!” on their count of “1… 2… 3…” They did it at least twice in front of our little group.

So, in honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, which also makes me smile, I bring you this, snapped right at “Arrrrrrrr!” 🙂


Aye, now enjoy your day friends. Aye, me dog me parrot concurs.