Pieces of eight! That's what Long John Silver's winged dinner (i.e., his parrot on his shoulder) kept saying. (That was probably from a movie version of Treasure Island. I don't recall reading it in the book.) Say, we've got a book trailer for the greatest pirate novel ever written. The video is worth watching just to listen to the Music Man's fine soundtrack ["I Canali di Venezia," from the album Through Abstract Eyes (2010)].
That pretty much covers the eights. Now, what about the ates? Canned tuna-in-oil, if you please.
P.S. "Liverpool Eight," by Ringo Starr, was the title track to his 14th studio album (2008). Here's the official music video. You don't have to be a Beatles fan to get choked up over this tune.