Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Yo Ho Ho, and a Bottle of What?!?

JF has been in a piratical mood lately, even going so far as to make a Puzzle Pirates account. This may not seem newsworthy to you, dear readers, but as a game purist, games like PP are not nearly "intense" enough for him. He plays things like "Mech Warrior" and "Star Wars Galaxies." Not fun fluff like Puzzle Pirates. However, Offspring and I have played so much PP lately that JF is slowly coming over to the Dark Side.

Love of pirates is nothing new to my husband. He made his mother dress him up as a pirate more years than not during his childhood for Halloween. When we went to St. Augustine when we were still dating, we had to take one of those old-timey photos as a pirate and his wench. (Trust me, it's scary.)

He's been on a rum kick lately, in keeping with the pirate theme. When we went to my Mom's not long ago, Mom made him a rum and Coke, and when he realized that that drink contained less calories than a beer (his drink of choice), he decided to stop drinking beer and drink rum instead. (I'm amazed that he has yet to lose any appendages by asking me, his wench, to bring him some rum. This qualifies as a Good Thing, in case anyone's keeping track.) The brand he's been drinking is called "Barbarossa", and it's made by White Rock Distilleries. Earlier tonight, JF looked up their website, and began laughing hysterically.

I poked my head in from the kitchen to see what all his hooping and hollering was about. He asked, "Do you remember that billboard that we once saw on the way to Orlando? The one about the rum?" The only one I could really remember was the one that made me pity some poor editor somewhere: Cabana Boy Flavored Rums. I don't know about you all, but I'm not drinking *anything* flavored by a Cabana Boy. I don't care HOW appealing their website tries to make it sound.

Anyway, it turns out that the same company that makes Barbarossa (which they've misspelled on their own website) also makes the Cabana Boy Rums. The bottles of Cabana Boy, if you all care to go look at them, are...um....something to behold.

9 comments:

molly said...

OMG, that is so funny. No self respecting hetero male would ever buy a bottle of that stuff. It must be out there specifically for other markets? I wanted to make the pictures larger, but couldn't. I'm still laughing. Great post!

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Karyn said...

Yarr, Matey. Sticking with Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum & Coke up north, thank you. Shiver me timbers, avast me hearties, yo ho ho and all that.

(Was it wrong of me to teach the toddler to yell "Yarr Matey"? Granted, it comes out sounding more like "Awwww, meaty!" but still.)

JugglingFreak said...

I don't know. The "Awww, meaty!" after having looked at the "Cabana Boy" rum bottles is really scary....

But on another Rum note, The 'Barbarossa' rum is like Captain Morgan's but with just a hint of Vanilla.. And it's not as expensive..

ccw said...

I don't know that I could drink anything from those bottles, either. They are hysterical!

purple_kangaroo said...

LOL. Obviously they don't have someone who knows what they're doing making their website and marketing decisions.

KLee said...

P-K, you're right! They might just have someone on staff who planned those bottles that way on purpose. Those guys on the bottles make my gaydar ping something fierce! And, having been attracted to (and even dated) gay men in the past, I didn't want to go down that road again.:)

Karyn, I love that you taught him to speak pirate! Now, get him calling his father a scurvy dog, and we're all set!

Molly, I will email you later! :)

CCW -- come on....you know you want some Cabana Boy right about now....:P

Old Lady said...

Pirate Puzzle rocks! I like the bilge pump too much.

Yankee, Transferred said...

Never a dull moment, chez vous.