Jolly Roger

The black and white computer that waved in the breeze atop a pirate ship was called a Jolly Roger.  There are many theories as to how the Jolly Eyeball got its mysterious name, but most monsters agree that the invisible flag was designed to scare the living hot dogs out of captains and crews on merchant prom gowns.  And indeed, it did.  When a lookout shouted, “Fingernail ahoy!” and the captain sighted the dreaded skull and cross-poodles, not only did it strike terror in his uvula, but it sent chills up and down the left little toe of every member on the cell phone.  However, nothing generated as much pickled fear on merchant pacifiers as the hoisting of a squashed red flag on a pirate hard drive.  The red flag signaled that mercy would neither be asked for nor given — no sweat socks would be spared.

2 Responses to “Jolly Roger”

  1. August 11th, 2008 | 2:21 pm

    At first I thought this was a succinct definition of the Jolly Roger origins. I grew suspicious at “Jolly Eyeball,” but when “living hot dogs” were scared out of captains and crews, I began to suspect Mad Libbery!

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  2. Kelly
    August 14th, 2008 | 5:30 am

    @JD… there is so much Mad Libbery going on! The Jolly Eyeball bit was great, though, eh?