It’s September 19, and that’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day. My elder niece is a devoted voluptuary of Johnny Depp, dating back to the day she first laid wide blue eyes on Captain Jack Sparrow. Ergo, it’s my sworn avuncular duty (read my contract) to rally to her side and promote the cause of pirate appreciation.
UPDATE: No one should ever need ask where I stand on the question of Pirate vs. Ninja supremacy. Sure, a ninja might win a fight with a pirate through superior dexterity with some weapons that you’d never see a pirate using, but there’s still no question as to which of the two I’d rather be. Yarrrrr!!
UPDATE II: OK, the exclamation “Yarrrrr!!” in this post was originally “Arrrrrrgh!!” However, Cap’n Slappy, the founder of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, advises against this practice, as the latter is more a cry of pain than an expression of “Pirattitude” (Slappy’s word). This and more useful information courtesy of ITLAPD’s FAQ sheet.