Friend from my watchmaking class wrote some of the jokes. His brother is the screenwriter. I guess the whole setup has been a family joke for a while. Rad old dude. He heard me referring to my watch as a "three finger Elgin" and he decided that was an awesome pirate name.
Jim Taylor bugs me a little because I hated the shit out of Sideways. But at the same time, Sideways made it okay to never again drink Merlot.