It all started off on TheSpoof.com, a a UK based satirical website. A diverse group of contributors banded together to produce the now legendary 'Below Decks' Pirate story collaboration.
Before long, everybody who was anybody in the glam world of showbiz was jumping aboard. Steven Spielberg, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Cristiano Ronaldo, Al Pacino, and even now, the Pirate bulldozer refuses to stop, gaining momentum by the day.
"It really took off in Somalia," one contributor told us. "They were mad for it out there. Still are. Allegedly."
The latest pirate escapade is to star none other than Bob The Builder, in a feature length CGI movie tentatively titled: 'The Legend Of The Golden Hammer.'
In the movie, Bob The Builder and his chums have a bit of bother with Brickbeard the Pirate in their new location at Fixham Harbour.
The creator of Bob the Builder strenuously denied that Bob was originally modelled on the construction worker from gay 1970's singing ensemble Village People, who sang YMCA, In The Navy, and Relax.
"At no stage did Bob have a moustache and spend his spare time cottaging," Bob's creator told us. "He was never that way inclined."
More as we get it.