fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Sunday, October 5, 2008

At the local fair

Pirates of the South Bay. Pirates of the Caribbean stand-ins and extras find work between Disney movies (and pillaging unprotected ports, I suppose) at local fairs. Not the real Johnny Depp, but good enough to stand in for him.
'Twere no hornswaggle: In truest Jack Sparrow form, this Jack Sparrow staggers/swaggers over to the baseball pitching cage, shakes aside a few dread locks and lets loose three fast balls, the fastest clocking at 98 mph.

A boy and his foil. A scourge of the seven seas.

A boy and his funnel cake. (Can it get any better (or worse) than fried dough, powdered sugar and whipped cream?)

And, on the election front, the Democratic Party gives us something to believe in, while the Republicans have a stimulus package. While not completely being able to forecast what the long-term effects of either might be, today, I think a little bit of both would be good for America. Well, if not America, maybe for me. Mmmm...


stinkypeteandcompany said...

SNORT!!! I am dying "stimulus package" you roll me!!!!

The fair looks like jolly good fun. No Pirates in PA, here in Dutch Country, fall brings apple harvest days.


Nic said...

dangit, i was just going to comment on the stimulus package, but sarah beat me to it. ah well.

my boys and my gal would like to be transported to your neck of the woods--they've a serious obsession with all things piratical. unfortunately, they have to settle for plastic eye patches and "speak like a pirate" day.

(to make the most of that blessed day, i've tried "arrg, matey! eat your limas or you'll be walking the plank," but these little pirates have selective hearing.)


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