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YARRRRRR.... Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. What is it? Look Belo', you land lovers, for it comes directly from the Talk Like A Pirate Day website.
Q. The big one: WHY?
A. Why not? Talking like a pirate is fun. It's really that simple. It adds a zest, a swagger, to your every day conversation. Do you need another reason?
Try it out. Let go, have a beer, burp in public. Say "Aarrr!!" Feels good, doesn't it?
Q. When is Talk Like A Pirate Day 2006 (2007, 2008, etc.)?
A. International Talk Like a Pirate Day isn't one o' those governmentally sanctioned holidays that shifts around to create a convenient three-day weekend. No, the date is ALWAYS Sept. 19 (Cap'n Slappy's ex-wife's birthday.) Now, occasionally Sept. 19 falls on a Sunday, and we recognize that may not meet everyone's desire for an excuse to party. While a lot of fun can be had celebrating TLAPD in a church setting (The choir will now sing, "How Great Thou Aaarrrrt!") we're suggesting that those of a more secular bent consider celebrating Talk Like A Pirate Weekend.
And if you be playing HeroClix tonight, make sure you use our favorite pirate, Dirk Anger (found in the Captain America HeroClix set)!