Dear Mr. Hemingway Logo

read what you love • love what you read

Yo Ho, Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)

The Illustrative Anthology of Pirate Jokes by Teddy Stoecklein

June 13, 2021

Ahoy there Mr. Hemingway!

Father’s Day is right around the corner and I am serving up a ginormous scoop of laughter to make this day extra special for all the Dads out there. I am keeping it light by diving into the fictional arena of Pirates.  Characters who have hooks for hands, patches over their eyes and  say “aarrgh” like it’s no one’s business is what I am talking about.  Pirates have been the butt of hundreds of jokes for decades upon decades and because of this, Indie Author Teddy Stoecklein compiled and wrote 50 of the best Pirate jokes to share with his readers in The Illustrative Anthology of Pirate Jokes. Did I mention he illustrated this chucklesome read as wellWhether you are on a boat, sitting around a firepit or chatting it up at your neighbor’s BBQ, Stoecklein offers his readers all the tricks they need to be the greatest jokester around.  Let’s take a look.  

Very few individuals can deliver a rock solid joke with the confidence and delivery that ignites laughter from their audience.  Stoecklein puts an end to this dilemma with his rib-tickling joke book.  He kicks off all the howling with some very important advice on how to actually tell a successful Pirate joke.  He recommends using your everyday voice for the joke setup.  Easy, right?  It’s the punchline however, that can erupt laughter from the masses or leave you staring out into a sea of blank faces.   Pirate lingo is the name of the game here and how you pronounce those vowels and consonants will make or break your joke telling career. Accents need to be thick and theatrics need to be high “me hearties”. These quick-witted examples will give you a splash of credence to set sail on your merry joke telling way.

Why don’t pirates shower before they walk the plank?

Because they usually wash up onshore.

Who is a pirate’s favorite author?

J. Arrrgh Arrrgh Tolkien.

Why do pirates love Black Friday?

The sales!

Avast Ye all me maties!!!! Treat the dad in your life or any fabulous person you know with the gift of laughter this June 20th. Get ready to walk the plank Jack Sparrow, Teddy Stoecklein is the new pirate in town and his book will have you grinning from ear to ear. 

Until we sail again my friend!

Your Biggest Fan,


P.S. A BIG shout out to Stoecklein’s crew aboard his ship. His first mate…Joelle. The crew…Mike, Krissy, Katherine and Grace. His little Bucs…Lulu and Wylie! Did I mention that Lulu illustrated the cover 😮

P.P.S. Be sure to check out Stoecklein’s Cowboy YoYo’s. Your camp fire keeps getting better and better.

Click on the book pic to purchase!

Sharing is caring. 

Leave a Comment

Join my mailing list!

and never miss a blog post