International Talk Like A Pirate Day, 2022Tagged:
Today, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Arrr… ahoy, maties!
Also, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. (Who will give the Pirate Oration at the funeral?)
Also also, it would be the birthday of Hermione Granger, were she so unfortunate as to become a real person during times like these.
Also also also, the R programming language should be renamed to “Arrr” just for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, if it were up to me. (Of course it is not up to me. We will here pause briefly that you may offer thanks to the deity of your choice that very little indeed is up to me.)
This cannot be a coincidence, because nothing is a coincidence, as Scott taught us all:
The timer read 4:33, which is the length of John Cage’s famous silent musical piece. 4:33 makes 273 seconds total. -273 is absolute zero in Celsius. John Cage’s piece is perfect silence; absolute zero is perfect stillness. In the year 273 AD, the two consuls of Rome were named Tacitus and Placidianus; “Tacitus” is Latin for “silence” and Placidianus is Latin for “stillness”. 273 is also the gematria of the Greek word eremon, which means “silent” or “still”. None of this is a coincidence because nothing is ever a coincidence.
Just think of the possibilities. Just think.
Notes & References
1: Oh, come on… seriously? You want footnotes for this?