The Freakonomics blog entry, “Can You Make an Algorithm Walk the Plank?” about Google’s plan to possibly float some of their data centers out to sea, reducing tax liabilities but leaving them more vulnerable to actual, honest-to-goodness piracy, reminds me that this Friday, September 19th, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  I hope everyone is warming up their ‘avasts’ and ‘mateys’ in preparation for the big day!

In honor of the day, my favorite pirate pick-up line:

Me pretty!  Want to come back to me barge and help scrub me yardarm?  Arrrr….


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