Ahoy there! Set sail and join the pirate life with me, me hearties! Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum, for that’s the pirate’s anthem! I remember reading Treasure Island and being captivated by the tales of hidden treasure and the infamous Captain Long John Silver.
I remember my fascination with Billy Bones and Captain Long John Silver.
“Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
And then came along the swashbuckling adventure of Pirates of the Caribbean, with the hilarious and charming Captain Jack Sparrow leading the way. “Savvy?” he’d say, with his signature wit and humour. Join me on this high-seas adventure, and let’s see what treasures await us! And as Captain Jack Sparrow would say, “Why is the rum always gone?”
“Me, I’m dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you have to watch out for”.
“Do us a favor. I know it’s difficult for you, but please, stay here, and try not to do anything stupid.”
“This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow.”
“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand.”
“That’s what a ship is, you know. Its not a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That’s what a ship needs. But what a ship is. What the Black Pearl really is . . . is freedom.”
“Why is the rum always gone?”
“Angelica: [Jack turns to leave] Wait! I am with child… yours. Jack Sparrow: I don’t recall that we ever had…Angelica: You were drunk. Jack Sparrow: I’ve actually never been that drunk.”
“You know the feeling you get when standing in a high place, the sudden urge to jump…I don’t have it.”
Ahoy Mateys! Yo-ho-ho! A pirate’s life for me!