Felix Salmon

Hanging pirates

By Felix Salmon
September 18, 2009

I’m going to be offline for most of today, spending it instead downtown installing pirate flags at the South Street Seaport. The opening is at 4pm tomorrow (yes, I know it’s Rosh Hashanah, but it’s also International Talk Like A Pirate Day) in Cannon’s Walk, which even the lifelong New Yorkers among you probably never knew existed. It would be wonderful to see you all there, but if you can’t make the opening then just pop down to the Seaport at any point over the next month. It’s not just for tourists! And I can assure you that the whole pirate project is going to look spectacular. Yaargh!

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RT @capnslappy International Talk Like a Pirate Day – mere hours from “ARRRR!!!” http://www.talklikeapirate…. #talklikeapirateday #ITLAPD


“The value of the Bucksbaum family fortune shrank by 97 percent since December 2007″


Shana Tova v’ Pirateet


I know that you didn’t follow my advice, but just think of the impression that you would have made on Maneker if you’d arrived on a unicycle. No shofar this year on the first day again. Right? I miss that.


I’m holding this multimillion dollar tanker and it’s crew hostage for 2 million dollars.

wait, am I doing this wrong?


By the way, I hear a lot about how people would like to change the banking system. Then why can’t I find anyone else who found this post important:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/ robertpeston/2009/09/banks_can_learn_fro m_retailers.html

“Banks can learn from retailers

Robert Peston | 09:53 UK time, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 ”

The Kay pamphlet and Haldane speech are excellent. What gives?


http://thepetitionsite.com/1/artist-of-t he-millenium PLEASE SIGN PETITION AND PASS IT ON! THANK YOU.


Happy Holidays!



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