Okay, so the pirate thing has slowed down a bit, what with the completion of Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy and the rise of Zombies as the pop culture darling dujour. But there's still a charm about pirating - it's cool to walk around with skulls and swords and shouting Aaarrgggh!
And let us not forget that September 19 is approaching - International Talk Like a Pirate Day! The day when it is completely permissable call your professor a scurvy dog before dancing a hornpipe on your imaginary pegleg.
What I like about the t-shirts from Pirate Booty Shorts (www.piratebootyshorts.com) is that they've nicely combined the traditional and the creative. You can get a t-shirt replica of the battle flags of all the major pirates - Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Thomas Tew, Stede Bonnett, Henry Every, Emanuel Wynne, Edward England, Christopher Moody and Black Bart.
You've also got a goodly number of shirts inspired by the Johnny Depp Captain Sparrow films.
Of course my personal favorites are the tributes to the last true remaining pirates of the modern world - of course I'm talking about Lawyers. Check out the "Arrtorney at Law" funny pirate lawyer t-shirt and "Lawyers Do It for the Booty" or "Lawyers - Lie Cheat Pillage." I love these shirts.
Just imagine an attorney approaching the bench "Now your honor, though me a client be a scurvy dog he be not guilty of pillaging that wench." To which the judge replies "Avast, he be downloadin illegal copies of Indiana Jones and Dark Knight, keelhaul him and then walk the plank. Arrgghh!"
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