Friday, September 19, 2008

more about pirates and Shakespeare

Avast, me hearties! This be Talk Like A Pirate Day!

As longtime readers of this blog will recall, there is a growing body of evidence that Shakespeare was a pirate. I propose to add to that body of evidence. But first, a joke:

Q: What has eight ARRRRms, eight legs, and eight eyes?

A: Eight pirates!

Now, consider this recent scholarly discovery. (You can tell that it is scholarly because it involves time-traveling chickens.) Guess who also had eight ARRRRms, hmm?

I rest my case.


Anonymous said...

Heh. Shakespeare, the terror of the Bohemian coast. *sniggers*

Susan said...

I'll know who to blame when I get my first Shakespeare was a pirate paper. But the 8 arms does pretty much take care of all the questions about "how did he write all that"!

Fretful Porpentine said...

One wonders how many arms Thomas Heywood had. Thirty?