Toonbots archive - episode published 20041026

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Aye, the metacartoonist has herewith decided that what's long been missin' from this discussion of the ways and means of the memetic folderol is that it's all too rarely been couched in the piratical vernacular so close to the hearts of every last scurvy seadog among us.

The script used to make this toon:
<cartoon height="1200" width="700" rowformat="1">
<character name="lenin" aspect="faceright"/>
<character name="mao"/>
<caption location="top left" fgcolor="red">Arrrr!  Avast, ye communist swine!</caption>
<caption location="bottom right" fgcolor="red">Um, hey, Len.  Why the piratical aspect?</caption>
<caption location="top left" fgcolor="red">Why, that should be more'n obvious!  It be International
Talk Like A Pirate Day, me swabbie!
There be nothin' quite so fine as the life under sail, freedom on the briney deep,
and takin' life as she comes and treasure on the way! Arrrrrr!</caption>
<caption location="top right" fgcolor="red">I'll grant you all that, but ... ITLAP Day is September 19, Len.</caption>
<caption location="bottom left" fgcolor="red">Aye, that be true, sure enough, but seein' as how the metacartoonist
has been on yon quasi-hiatus for many a year, there be lots to catch up on!</caption>
<caption location="top right" fgcolor="red">So this is International Talk Like A Pirate Day ....</caption>
<caption location="bottom left" fgcolor="red">2001, aye.</caption>
<caption location="top right" fgcolor="red">That's crazy enough it just might work!</caption>
<caption location="bottom left" fgcolor="red">Aye, that be the thinkin' of the boys below decks.</caption>
<caption location="top right" fgcolor="red">Avast there, ye scurvy dog!  Back to work!</caption>
<character name="lenin" aspect="faceleft"/>
<caption location="bottom left" fgcolor="red">Aye, aye, cap'n!</caption>
<caption location="bottom right">NEXT: ARRRRR!</caption>

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