There is something about this owl which distinctly resembles Bun-bun from Sluggy Freelance.  And looking back on it, I think that might have influenced the flippant tone I gave it.

I hope people don’t take this as a rape joke, because of the “how was she dressed” thing.  I mean, we never learn how the parrot felt about the incident.  It’d be a lot more embarassing for the pirate captain if his bird were really into it, come to think of it.  This is definitely one of those cases where ambiguity makes it funnier.

I thought about saving this for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, but actually running it in that context would telegraph the punchline, I fear.  Besides, I just dug up a whole treasure chest of pirate clip arrrrrrrrt that I’m dying to use next September.