Saturday, September 19, 2009

To Err is Human, To Arr is Pirate

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ahoy, ye mangy landlubbers! Do ye not know what today is?

Oh, ye be wanting a hint, do ye?

Blimey, that poop deck makes it clear as bilge water, aye? It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day, a'course!


Now, how many doubloons am I offered for this winsome wench? Ye did ask for the redhead, did ye not?

Nay?

What else could ye be wanting, ye scurvy dogs? P'raps...some scurvy dogs?

Skull and crossbones me arse: Those be the Dread Pirate Scotties!

Avast, every Buccaneer needs a shipshape Man O' War, savvy?

Blow me down, what hornswagglery is this? The bilge-sucking scallywag responsible must be found, hung from the yardarm, keelhauled, and then made to walk the plank! Arrr!

OR...we could let the Kraken send him down to Davy Jones' locker:

Aye, me hearties; dead men fell no sails.



Allison F., Mandy R., Alana F., Suzanne B., & Laura G., I've never been to Boston in the fall. How 'bout you?

- Related Wreckage: Dead Men May Tell No Tales, But Wrecked Cakes Sure Do
Gwendolyn.barr@epfl.ch said...

I didn't start laughing out loud until I got to the Veggie Tales reference. That, however, made my day.

- Gwendolyn

Liane said...

Why is the Eye of Sauron on a boat? I didn't realize that guy was down with T-Pain.

Colleen said...

I love the dead pirate Scotties....too cute!

Julie said...

OMG! That CCC (patooie!) pirate is THE WORST thing I have ever seen! I'm completely speechless on that one. These arrrrrr some truly wrecky wrecks!

Stephanie said...

Extra cool points for the Veggietales reference! :)
*goes off singing "We are the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything..."*

JJ and EJ said...

Tooooo funny! Loved the Veggie Tales reference! I wonder if you've seen the latest pirate movie? Probably not, because it's rated Arrrrrrr!

jenny said...

The man o' war looks more like the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings to me - badly done, sure, but still...

Melissa said...

I never hoist the mainstay and I
never swab the poop deck, and I never veer to starboard 'cuz I never
sail at all, and I've never walked the gang plank and I've never owned a
parrot, and- as you guessed- I've never been to Boston in the fall.

Rachael said...

the whole thing was pretty funny, but I agree, the funniest part was the veggietales!

susiehomemaker said...

lol, im with gwendolyn, the veggie tales refrence took the cake. :p

Galadriel said...

Is #4 meant to be a ship...or the Eye of Sauron?

Sarah said...

I also LOVE the Veggie Tales/Relient K reference! Oh thank you thank you for this post. I love it.

I mean, "Yarr, 'tis fair post if I ever saw one. Aye, 't warms me heart to see such a thing."

Anonymous said...

Is that Sauron on that ship???

Butterflyfish said...

Veggie Tales!!!

Lucille Ball Jr. said...

oh that last one, just brought down the house! (or should i say ship!)

April Fossen said...

Okay, I actually made a cake just like that last one and it cracked just like that and we tried to use skewers to hold it together just like they did!

Jenniffer said...

Arrghh!! Those cakes aren't fit for the bilge rats!

I too blogged about Talk Like a Pirate Day!

- Capt Jenniffer
http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com

wrong said...

Hahaha, amazing! I'm just surprised you don't have any Pirates of the Caribbean wrecks.

Could you imagine how badly they could screw up Davy Jones? Oy oy.

Anonymous said...

A VEGGIETALES REFERENCE!!!! I LOVE YOU, JEN!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! All together now, Barbra Manateeeee.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPJ1TfQpsQ8

Mel said...

methinks it be difficult to walk once a swabbie has been keelhauled.

Michelle said...

Ok I'm not the only one that saw a badly made Tower of Baradur.

Yar! Tis hilarity beyond the 7 seas!

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

You're the one for me, one for me...

But my all time favorite,

"Keeeep walking, but shoo wone knock down our wall.

Keeep walking, but she eesent gonna fall.

Eeees plain to SEEEE (I see!) you brains are very small, to sink walking, will be knocking down our wall."

*ahem*

john

Anonymous said...

$15.99 for the winsome wench!

--kate

Allokago said...

Dread Pirate Scotties for the win!

Kristi said...

I have to repeat others and say that the best part was the VeggieTales reference! but, oh, the pirate scotties are close behind!!

TC said...

First thing I thought of the CCC was Pippi Longstocking with only one pigtail!!! Glad I wasn't the only one that saw EoS in 4.
Now I have the that blasted Lazytown song stuck in my head...
Being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want ‘cause a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

Hanna said...

Apparently I'm not the only one who sees the Eye of Sauron. Thought I was just really weird there for a second.

miss. chief said...

hahaha the dred pirate scotty! good one

Melinda said...

I had no idea that was today. I just spent all morning searching for a pirate costume for my niece too.

Lindsey said...

Jen (yeah, I like to pretend we're on a first-name-basis!), I didn't think I could love/respect you anymore than I already do until today.

1) You're celebrating talk like a pirate day.

2) You made a veggie tales joke.

You're the best!

MJ said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Your posts are always funny, but this one - if I may be permitted the pun - takes the cake! Love the pirateyness.

Dan Bradbury said...

That CCC(BLAAARGH!!!!) pirate ship makes it look like Sauron is taking up pirating as a hobby! RRRRRRRGH!!!! It's staring into my soul!!!!

When will those scurvy dogs learn that CCC(BLAAARGH!!!!) never make anything worth putting out in the officer's mess?

Stephanie said...

Dread Scotties! I love it! That made me laugh so hard! :)

Kalani said...

Well, I've never plucked a rooster, and I'm not too good at
ping-pong, and I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall,
and I've never kissed a chipmunk and I've never gotten head lice, and
I've never been to Boston in the fall! argh!

Probably my favorite post ever, matey.

Rachel said...

I don't know anything about a VeggieTales reference but I definitely appreciated the Pirates of the Caribbean ride reference! :D

Lorraine said...

As someone who can truthfully say that I am descended from The Dread Pirate Henry Morgan (businessman-turned-evil), I can honestly say that these arrrrrgh amazingly bad!

Laura Wynn said...

To Err is Human, to Arr is pirate, and to ' ' is ninja!!

and yay for VeggieTales!!!

Ceili said...

Ahoy me hearties, a warnin' t' ye. Keep watch o' yer beauties and sprogs. Beware rogue landlubbers and scoundrels suffering the effects o' drink n' decoratin' sweets. They'll send shivers down yer spine. Jen'll be tippin' t' grog but keepin' a wary eye on ya, ye scurvy dogs, her razor wit and cutlass at her side.

Karen said...

William Penn and his family were Pennsylvania pioneers, but it's a little known fact that his female relatives were great bakers. However, jealous rivals accused them of charging too much for pastries. It was a hot topic of conversation:

The Pie Rates of Penn's Aunts.

Karen, who will shut up now!

Anonymous said...

Lets not judge the makers of the last cake too harshly, I made the exact same one for my nephew's birthday. It turned out great and I was so proud of it. Cleaned up the kitchen and went to bed. Woke up in the morning to a ship wreck. I tryed to salvage by burning the sales and making up a story about being attacked by pirates. Lol

FamilyKolbaba said...

We want the redhead! We want the redhead!

TooTiredToRide said...

Terrible cakes... LOVE the veggies Tales reference!

Rosie_Kate said...

I laughed until my sides hurt! Where do you come up with this stuff! Hilarious! Best ever!

Spud31 said...

Best. Post. Ever. The talk like a Pirate Day post is awesome enough, but to end it with Pirates Who Don't Do Anything is totally fantastic.

Melissa C said...

I've never bathed in yogurt, and I don't look good in leggings, and I've never been to Boston in the fall.
Yarr! :)

amajal said...

Pretty sure the fourth one down is the Eye of Sauron and has nothing to do with a pirate ship. Then again, it's terrible, so who knows?

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

Hmmmm. I thought #4 was maybe a modern day pirate ship, complete with a radar system. Harrrrrrrr!

wv: dites
After eatin too much cakey treets, we haff to go on dites.

mzmclean said...

The cupcake one REALLY screams Pippi Longstocking to me... (glad to see at least one other person noticed too!!)

Sam said...

This is already my favourite blog, but the Veggie Tales reference has cast Cake Wrecks in solid metal, no other blog shall ever take its place!

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Anonymous said...

Aaargh! White Scotties be WESTIES!
Dread Pirate Westies!!! Me Westie be angered at anyone who calls him a Scottie!!

Sherri said...

Oh my goodness! I'm a long time lurker, first time poster, but the Veggie Tales reference was priceless. You have an awesome site here Jen. I've gotten friends hooked on it too. It rocks.

Oh, and *ahem* Arrrrr matey!

Susan Coish said...

haha! Great cakes today!

My sister just decorated a cake for her 15 yr old son. And he wanted a Cake Wrecks themed cake!

And...he got it!
http://a-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-birthday-nathan.html

Piano Diva said...

My husband is also a direct descendant of Henry Morgan and (gotta love this) is a Veggie Tales fanatic!

Oh I've never squashed a pancake/And I hate to clean the bathroom/And I've never been to Boston in the fall.

An' a-1, an' a-2, an' a-3:
Oh wherrrrrrre is my hairbrush?

WV: Folorimp, the sound the redheaded CCC makes when thrown over the side

Melissa said...

Arr, there be much appreciat'in of the veggies on this scurvy board! Wuz not expect'in that!

リン姫 said...

Wow... those are terrible. At least the pirate CCC is quite happy...

Fruppi said...

Yeah that's definitely Sauron's pirate ship.

Leanne said...

Arrrrrrrr, I was SURE there'd be pirates in these waters today, mateys! :-) I, however, AM in Boston and it's (almost) fall. With wrecks like this, it's no wonder the rum's always gone!

WV: difish - what the pirates shout overboard when they're really hungry

susie said...

I will now be singing the Pirates song all day now. Thank you for that! I love me some VeggieTales!

The Quirky Confectioner said...

Arrrr I be lovein the Dread Pirate Scotties. I hears they leaves no survivors.

Geekgirl said...

That's definitely an eye of Sauron, and mega bonus points for the veggies.

Everybody's got a water buffalo, yours is fast but mine is slow and where they get them I don't know but, everybody's got a water buffalo-ooooooooooo.

WV: Twordas. Used in a sentence: The water buffalo is coming twordas!

The Bradley's said...

Awesome commentary - absolutely perfect!

Lulubelle B said...

Me thinks them thar Scotties actually be Westies, or else the poor little woofers been bleached bone white by salt and sea. Arr, Westies hates beein' mistook fer Scotties.

A sailor went to sea sea sea
to see what he could see see see
but all that he could see see see
was the bottom of the deep blue
sea sea sea!!

Anonymous said...

At first glance, I thought the first one was a "Sims" cake. That's just a wreck in itself. But it's pirates! Is there a pirate pack for the Sims?

Amy said...

The CCC is just very sad, and very ick.
~Amy B

Lily said...

Oh my gosh. I've been having a sucky day, the pirates who don't do anything reference just made me feel a whole lot better. You're my hero.(Course, now it's going to be in my head all day. But at least I'm happy.)

Nick said...

I'm sure Pastafarians everywhere approve of this post. :)

Rebecca said...

John-

I agree...the french peas are the greatest.

Great blog as always!

Melanie B. said...

"I think you look like Captain Crunch."

~Mr. Lunt

*wheeeeeeeeeee*

Pirate'sMommy said...

Well I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall! Outstandingly AWESOME!! Veggie Tales reference cracked me up!

gillis said...

I also appreciated the wrecks (and the veggie tales reference), but too bad you're not all in Boston in the fall, because there is going to be a pirate-themed cabaret in town tonight (for the holiday, of course), and it is going to be EPIC.

LJ said...

#2: SpongeBob BlobPants!!

Randomly G-Licious said...

I DID know it was International Talk Like A Pirate Day actually! What a fun "holiday". I'm confused why the ship cake fell apart though - they made that TOTALLY wrong. Haha, I guess that's a ship-wreck. Arr matey!

Dawnsemble said...

THANK YOU for the International Talk Like a Pirate Day fun! These cakes take the - well, maybe they don't, but your references do!

A few months ago I was thinking that now there are "pirates" in the waters around Somalia, are we going to be able to keep having so much fun bein' an' actin' an' talkin' like PIRATES? or will we be deemed INSENSITIVE? ARRR!!!!

Ammy said...

I can tell those "professionals" have very little artistic experience--I doubt any of them have ever painted daisies on a big, red, rubber ball. But then again, neither have I. Nor have I bathed in yogert. And I don't look good in leggings.
Maybe I just don't get it.
[sings] And I've never been to Boston in the faaaaaaalll!

krazykris said...

I don't get the Veggietales or the Eye of Sauron references, but that's okay, cuz I just enjoyed the heck out of all the pirate speak. Way to go Jen for taking the time to look it all up and have it make some sort of sense. I'm just glad someone didn't airbrush Jack Sparrow onto a CCC!!!
I'm still trying to figure out if #4 is a cake someone dropped and tried to cover it up with the piroutte cookies????

Anonymous said...

Arr, these be the worst wrecks to ever shiver me timbers. Well done, lassie!

Although, why in all the seven seas be there SNAKES on cake #1? I heard tell that snakes be on planes, but pirate ships?

Favorite Pirate Joke (Better if you get another person involved):
Q: What be a pirate's favorite Roman god?
A: Marrrrrs.
Q: Where does a pirate like to find his cookies?
A: Jarrrrrs.
Q: What be a pirate's favorite celestial body?
A: Starrrrr.
And the kicker:
Q: What be a pirate's favorite mode of transportation?
They Answer: Carrrrrs
You Answer: No, a pirate ship. DUH!

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

I guess that Pippi Longstocking COULD be considered a pirate "worthy" of CCC?
Nah!

Julie Thatcher said...

It looks as though the eye of sauron has set sail in the second to last one. Huh.

knaegeli said...

I LOVE the title to this post. I'm still chuckling.

Jenny said...

Oh man, is that Aquafresh on the first cake?

Maureen said...

OK, I got the last reference and I'm not sure whether to be frightened or not. Thank you Bible-thumper classmates!

Mollie said...

How much does it cost for a pirate to pierce his ears?


Don't know? Why, it's a buccaneer!

Rachael said...

Hey look!! I found a quarter!!

Anonymous said...

"We wants the redhead! We wants the redhead!"

That plus the "fell no sails" pun made this Disney geek happy. :)

Frankie said...

Dread Pirate Scotties!!! HA! That one really got me!

frigglesnitz said...

Lord of the Rings, Veggie Tales, Pirates, and The Princess Bride in one post.

Sheesh, that's impressive!

WV Pairats: French Pirates? Twin Pirates? Twin French Rat Pirates?

Hard to say.

Donna said...

The first cake is just distracting me. I keep trying to figure out why those pirates are playing hockey with giant eels (a little help here? who's winning?).

And if you ask me to do anything, I will just tell you - "I don't do anything"

Priscilla said...

I would really like to know where you keep getting those pics of the hideous cupcake cakes! Does a shop that sell these monstrosities actually exist? How does it stay in business? Do people actually buy those cakes??!!

Laura said...

arrr, this has GOT to be one of me fave posts of all time! i agree that that be the eye of Sauron, those dead pirate scotties arrrrr hilarious, and VeggieTales? Jen, you ROCK!!! (in a good way, not in a rocking the boat way) why, i am still laughing me head off! i must agree with thine hubby, though, that the French Peas' "Keep Walking" is the very best of the Veggie songs.

wv: hyterb- these wrecks and comments are making me hyterb[ventalate] with laughter!

Valerie said...

haha I was so enthralled by your pirate-speak that actually looking at the wrecks was an afterthought. I have the urge to break out in a pirate accent pretty much all the time but never have the guts.

Sandi said...

Yay, Veggie Tales!

hoppytoad79 said...

Veggietales! WHOOOO!

Is that bird poop on the first cake? Wiggling bird poop? Or maybe they're very small slugs. *shrugs* Whatever those squiggles are, whoever came up with them could make millions selling them as a diet aid because one look at them and I totally lost my appetite.

Marie said...

my favorite part was at the end with the Veggie Tales reference. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything are so funny!

Vickie said...

Bwah ha ha! I own both a Bob the Tomato tote bag and a Larry the Cucumber tote bag. Both of them are amazing hits as I walk around a university campus with either one of them. Therefore, I literally howled with laughter with the Veggie Tales reference! (And yes, the French Peas "take the cake!" with their accents! I teach English as a foreign language (EFL) in China and I deal with accents all the time. The French Peas help illustrate how important correct pronunciation is! "Are you sinking?" or "Are you thinking?"

Cheerio!

Missy said...

That first cake looks like the pirates are playing ice hockey against a bunch of Shrieking Eels.

And that last one ... "no need to expose your superstructure!"

SyracuseWolvrine said...

Then I thought who gives a (darn) if all the jobs are gone, I'm going to be a Pirate ... on the river Saskatchewan!

As for that winsome wench in the 2nd picture ... 6 it be, 6 bottles of rum, that is.

Amy said...

"Arrr? It means 'hello', 'good-bye', 'peace'...it's like 'Shalom', but for pirates."
(And while we're on the subject, Happy New Year to all our Jewish friends!)
I, like so many others, give great props for the Veggie Tales referece and say, with great shame, that in spite of living in MA for five years, I still have never been to Boston in the fall.

WV: Arwoofu - The sound of a sneezing pirate dog.

Anonymous said...

OMG LOL
these r so funny I loove the dead dogs! Poor dogs but it is funny they really do look like thay r dead, so hilarius!
~Jenn

Dutch Girl said...

Veggietales! I love all of the Silly Songs but the pirates who don't do anything is my faviorite! Bravo

Anonymous said...

If you ask me, the best part of this post is the pirate cookies. I work at Mrs Fields full time and those pirate cookies are something we are require to sell. Not only are they already a very simple design but the cookies come with a stencil to use... I dont understand how one can mess that up! but is obviously possible! :]

Sarah said...

love the pirates of the caribbean reference!

my3boys said...

I made a pirate ship cake that cracked down the middle JUST LIKE the one in the last picture. It was for my son's b-day and I didn't know what to do. I just ended up putting a little sign on it that said, "BLIMEY! Our ship be sinkin'"

Lynn said...

What a mess !

Cardell Family said...

Oh! The Dread Pirate Scotties made me giggle for a few minutes! I love it!

Jessica W said...

Aye Aye Captain Crunch!

Love the post! And I love that your interests and references are as eclectic (geeky) as mine!

Daniel said...

I never knew Sauron was a pirate...

Anonymous said...

No, I can't say that I have been to Boston in the fall. But then, I've also never licked a spark plug and I'm not too good at ping-pong. :)

(Needless to say, that Pirates Who Don't Do Anything reference made my day.)

peaches1111_00 said...

We want's the redhead!!

Anonymous said...

Just when I thought I couldn't like you any more than I do... you quote VeggieTales. I think we would be the bestest of friends if you lived anywhere near me. :)

Can't wait to get my copy of the Cake Wrecks book in the mail!!


WV: togspri - an all day clothes shopping extravaganza

Anna said...

Massachusetts in the fall is awesome!

Nikki said...

I didn't get the Veggie Tales reference, but I LOVe the Dread Pirates Scotties!

VitaGirl said...

Ohmygosh, I made that same exact pirate cake at the bottom (SO STINKIN CUTE) and it fell apart JUST LIKE THAT!! Haha! So hilarious to see those photos....I have ones just like 'em in my scrapbook! lol

Anonymous said...

upon seeing the first cake, my 7 year old said, "Pirates playing hockey, good one!"

Beth

Kate said...

Oh! Pirates of the Caribbean ride reference! And the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything!

And are those dogs meant to be the Dread Pirate Fireball Wilson Roberts? Awful as they are, I'm still having a DFTBA moment.

Muum said...

enjoyed your piraty tribute!!!!!

goldenecho said...

I can see you've been studying this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8mhbqed8HA

Anonymous said...

the second to last one reminds me of the eye of Sauron from Lord of the rings XD