Monday, July 17, 2006


So, my readers have asked me, begged really, to post again.

To celebrate my recent graduation, my two closest friends, my brothers and my sister-in-law took me to a pirate themed dinner show restaurant aptly named A Pirate's Dinner Adventure.

It was weird.

The restaurant is a blatant Medieval Times rip-off, a fact that is accentuated even more so due to it's location literally next door to Medieval Times.

Basically, you sit and eat in a big room with a pirate ship in the center. There are five different sections - ours was yellow - with a corresponding pirate - ours was Antonio, the self proclaimed master swordsman.

At the start of the show, all the pirates are shipmates under one Captain, a fact that prompts this rugged crew of scallywags to (what else?) sing and dance. All is happy and joyous on the seas until the pirates encounter two young wenches and decide to bring them aboard. One was the daughter of a wealthy statesman and the other was a young gypsy girl. Soon, our heroes are singing and dance-fighting for the attention of their new shipmates. The fighting would have been much more deadly had it not been for the giant trampoline that just happened to be located in the middle of the ship. As the poorly choreographed fighting continued, the gypsy girl attempted an ill-conceived rope climb/trapeze act/escape set to (what else?) the love theme from the Man from Snowy River.

As the fighting continued, the pirates died off one by one. Antonio was the first to go; apparently his skills with the blade could not withstand devastating mule kicks from the the dastardly Sebastian the Black. Soon, all but two of the pirates were in Davy Jones' Locker, leaving the Statesman's daughter and the gypsy girl with their own rightful suitors. The two couples live happily ever after... until the 8:20 show.

I would suggest A Pirate's Dinner Adventure to anyone who likes pirates, enjoys over choreographed dance-fighting, and has literally nothing better to do.

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Blogger Frank Martens said...


Monday, July 17, 2006 1:58:00 PM  
Blogger bp said...

Avast! Was this post meant just fur me? The similarities between this show and the things that take place on my vessel when on the high seas are staggering! Everytime we leave port it is only a matter of minutes before every man in me crew is prancing about the poop deck and singing with a mighty vibrato. On my ship, instead of settling our differences through fighting, we have a dance off. Aye, a dance off... the loser is demoted to ships boy for the rest of the voyage.

Monday, July 17, 2006 4:31:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Brown said...

I haven't been to it, but I've seen the one in Orlando. Glad to know what it's like...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 2:29:00 AM  
Blogger Kate Alesso said...

I do believe my aunt used to own that gold shirt Antonio was wearing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Your eldest brother looks so pirate like with those kaki short pants and that black polo shirt. And the black tennis shoes just seals the deal.

Avast ye maties


Tuesday, July 18, 2006 12:27:00 PM  
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 8:31:00 PM  
Blogger Screaming Pirate said...

You see its for stuff like this i am moving out there as soon as I graduate...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger Theteak said...

That's funny. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...and so on.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:18:00 AM  
Blogger FX Turk said...

The truth is that this was C-Crest's idea, no?

And let's be honest -- Pirates are better than Ninjas. No question.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 7:12:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I think those pirates are wearing makeup too...

The best singing pirate ship ever was in Muppet Treasure Island. :-)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Pecadillo said...

Pirates are far supiror to Ninjas; but I've already covered that.

Dan, You could not be more wrong the best singing ship O' Pirates is The Pirates of Penzance.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pecadillo, that's funny, cause today when i was at a friends house being busy, the thought
Pirates of Penzance came to mind and i've never seen it. what can i say, i live a very sheltered life! you're all gonna hate me, but i like chicken and not any fast food chicken either. please don't throw anything big at me!

Thursday, July 20, 2006 7:56:00 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Sounds like these people love you, ...or hate you.. but, I am going to go with love (for now.)

Friday, July 21, 2006 9:46:00 AM  
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Friday, July 21, 2006 9:46:00 AM  
Blogger Steele said...

I have to chime in on the greatest pirate show debate. I think that the pirate show at Knotts with Snoopy is the best ship o' singing pirates ever. Not to mention the fact that Jasmine, the female pirate in the show, was quite the hottie.

Friday, July 21, 2006 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

There have been some good points made here, but the reason I like the Muppet version of the singing pirate ship is because parody of your experience with the rats on the ship who act like it's a dinner theater cruise. :-) Rizzo is the funniest!

Is it worth a netflix pick to get a singing pirate ship movie with Angela Lansbury?! ;-D

Friday, July 21, 2006 9:30:00 PM  
Blogger Pecadillo said...

I never thought I'd say this but yes it is. It's a great movie despite the old lady from Murder She Wrote.

Saturday, July 22, 2006 10:17:00 AM  
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