Friday, September 19, 2008

Facts of the Day

I bet you didn't know that the Crusaders liked to stop for a road beer too (thanks for the link mom!)Also, today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, now being observed for the second year in a row here at TWM. In honor of the day, here's an excerpt about Blackbeard from a contemporary history of pirates:

Before he sailed upon his adventures, he married a young creature of about sixteen years of age . . . and this I have been informed, made Teach's fourteenth wife . . . with whom after he had lain all night, it was his custom to invite five or six of his brutal companions to come ashore, and he would force her to prostitute herself to them all, one after another, before his face.

Hmmm. I would not recommend celebrating today in a similar fashion.

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