Plot! Get a steamin’ pot of clam and oyster plot, courtesy of the smiling sea cooks at Strangebeard! We’re having fun now, boys!

Today’s pirate film recommendation is so popular I both expect that you’ve already seen it and I expect you’ve seen it multiple times: Pirate of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Marvelous performances, great sword fights, delightful production design. Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa are the two best modern pirates and two of my favorites (although, honestly, almost no influence on me at all).

If you’re curious as to what a MacGuffin is, check out TV Tropes. Be warned, ye who enter here: TV Tropes is an endless labyrinth of fascinating info from which an escape is highly unlikely.

There’ll be a new The Adventurers up this afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled.