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Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

While exercising, Ol’ Robbo recently has taken to wearing a bandana on his head pirate-fashion in order to help keep the sweat out of his eyes.

When she first saw me with the thing, Eldest Gel laughed heartily and said, “Hey, it’s Prison Mike!”

I wasn’t going to give her the satisfaction of either pretending to understand what she meant or else confessing not to, but instead maintained an imperturbable air and resolved to go look it up later when she wasn’t around. I just now remembered to do so:


I see now why she thinks my practice so durn funny. Smart-ass.

In defense of missing the meme, I will just say that I never really watched “The Office” because Carell’s character was way too close to a real-life guy I used to work with for me to be able to enjoy the show.

As to dealing with flippant daughters, well, there are days when I could shake King Lear’s hand and tell him I know exactly how he felt.

Shiver Me Timbers UPDATE: So thinking on it, I found myself asking myself, “Tom, who are your favorite more recent Entertainment Industry pirates?”

To which I answered, “Self, I’m going to go with Steve the Pirate and the Dread Pirate Roberts. Cap’n Jack Sparrow finishes exactly….nowhere.” (You may look up the references yourselves if you need to.)

That said, allow Ol’ Robbo to again put in a plug for the Charlton Heston teevee moovie adaptation of R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Regular friends of the decanter will know how generally dismissive Ol’ Robbo is about screen adaptations of favorite books, but really, this one is teh goods.

N’yar, Jim Lad!


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