Thursday, September 19, 2013

International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Laura's Critters, In the News, and Enjoy!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day - International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD, September 19) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello," but with "Ahoy, matey!" The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy.

According to Summers, the day is the only holiday to come into being as a result of a sports injury. He has stated that during a racquetball game between Summers and Baur, one of them reacted to the pain with an outburst of "Aaarrr!" and the idea was born.

Krispy Kreme in Chico is offering a free doughnut to anyone who enters the store and talks like a pirate!

Laura's Critters - Laura is creating a jungle in her work space! Today, she added Lemmie the Lemur to provide companionship to Beak the Toucan!

In the News - Stories ripped from today's headlines!

  • Man, 54, Jailed for Trying to Forcibly Exorcise Devil out of His 80-Year-Old Girlfriend
  • Enraged Drivers Shoot, Kill Each Other
  • "Grand Theft Auto V" Earns Record $800 Million on First Day

    - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!