The Not Quite Adventures of a Professional Archaeologist and Aspiring Curmudgeon

Friday, February 6, 2009

What the hell? Pirate rap?

You ever see one of those things that seems both horribly bizarre and as if it actually makes perfect sense all at the same time. That's how I felt when I saw an advertisement for a "pirate rap" album called Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew. A description of the album contains the following sentence:

The subject matter of this album includes(but is not limited to) being a drunken sailor, theft, digging for gold, appreciation for the female form, and attacking Santa Claus.

I'm wondering whether this is due to someone seeing too many pirate movies, if this guy is a follower of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, if his sense of humor is like mine (hmmmm....rap and pirates, these are two things that shouldn't go together under any circumstances - let's see what happens), if he's intentionally drawin comparisons between "gangstas" and pirates (two types of criminal that get romanticized for no good reason), or some combination of all of the above.

Ah, fuck it, why am I analyzing something that's funny. It's funny, let's leave it at that.


Kay said...

Valentines Day Shopping: Done.

Evan Davis said...

Arr, you be cruising troo me hood. Y'arr always up to no good.
I'm da dog wit da mean scurvy rhymes,
comin' at ya from colonial times.
You be talkin' like you something,
but you can't step to this,
If yer looking at me treasure,
yer gonna ge me fist.
I've got da English on me,
so you think I'm out my luck,
but my ship's stripped and gunned so I don't give a...

Chuck is my name and I do a lot a friggin,
keeping sails a trim while I'm sittin in the riggin.
You won't see me when da wave hit the deck,
but I'll be right there when someone needs to be in check.
Now I'm a pass da mike to my buddy with the squint,
He got forearms like sandbags and a song worth a mint.

Yarr, I'm Popeye da Sailorman,
and I'm strong to da finich,
cause I got my goil and I eat me spinach,
but if any one dasses to risk me fisk, it's bop an it's wham unerstan?
So keep good behavor it's your one lifesaver with Popeye the sailor man.

Can I get a toot toot?
Everybody a toot toot!
I said a toot toot!
Everyboody a toot toot!

Anthroslug said...

Evan - that was nothing short of genius.

Evan Davis said...

Why thank you. I have to take what inspiration I can get.