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Are you ready to celebrate Blasphemy Day?

Are you ready to celebrate Blasphemy Day?

by Amelia G : September 27th, 2009

blasphemy day devil girlBlasphemy Day is a new internet-spawned holiday like Talk Like a Pirate Day or CAPS LOCK DAY. I’m not surprised that more people added typing like a pirate to their holiday calendars than typing in all capital letters, but I would have thought more people would have gotten into Blasphemy Day.

Blasphemy Day is set for September 30, as a tip of the hat to the riots caused when a Danish newspaper ran a cartoon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. According to the anonymously-run Blasphemy Day web site, “International Blasphemy Day is not just a day. It is a movement to dismantle the wall which exists between religion and criticism . . . The objective of International Blasphemy Day is to open up all religious beliefs to the same level of free inquiry, discussion and criticism to which all other areas of academic interest are subjected.” Noble aspiration, although I’m not sure a mean-spirited cartoon really advances human knowledge. Slaying sacred cows can be humorous (Heck, even the existence of the idiomatic expression sacred cow is pretty funny), but I have yet to hear anyone explain what the joke was in the Danish Muhammad cartoon, except maybe that it would piss people off.

I used to feel like each person’s individual relationship with their deity or deities or lack thereof was . . .

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

We’ve got our own pirate booty babes galleries posted on here today. Pirate Wench Adriana is lensed by Roman Sluka and members get to see the whole set. Ditto for Pirate Wench Lenka who appears in our little Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day banner above. The Gypsy Curse font is by illustrator Chad Savage who has periodically worked with Blue Blood on design and drawing projects for many years.

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

by Amelia G : September 19th, 2008

Talk Like a Pirate DayYesterday, September 18th, I posted a Blue Blood countdown of the Top Ten Pirate Movies of All Time. I thought it was a fun round-up of flicks folks could watch to get psyched up for International Talk Like a Pirate Day today, September 19th. Some people got very worked up about the list and one person even tried to claim that the holiday’s roots come from the works of Bobby Henderson, founder of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. If you want to know some accurate history about Talk Like a Pirate Day, you can check out the Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day article I wrote for the holiday in 2007. The additional movie suggestions were legion, so I am, however, going to present a few more flicks my pals from the Blue Blood boards, LJ, and elsewhere suggested. Just in case you don’t have enough pirate movies to watch today yet.

Sinbad — Blue Blood boards member Skully pointed out that I had not mentioned Sinbad and reminded me of how awesome the claymation in that was when it came out. I actually thought that movie was totally kickass when I was a kid, but I can’t seem to find the version I saw on IMDB. In fact, I can’t find any claymation Sinbad movie on there at all. I sort of thought the title had to do with the Seven Seas and there are entries with that title, but none which appear to have the sort of special effects that I recall. Please note that I am not hallucinating claymation pirates because Skully remembers the same movie.

Treasure Island, Return to Treasure Island. . .

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