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September 9, 2011

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Friday's Featered Product

Ahoy Matey!
In just 9 days International Talk Like A Pirate Day is here. What's this you ask?

A brief history:

"International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon,[1] U.S., who proclaimed September 19th each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

... 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. That game took place on June 6, 1995, but out of respect for the observance of D-Day, they chose Summers' ex-wife's birthday, as it would be easy for him to remember."

Needless to say this "holiday" has gone viral in the past few years.
You can participate even if your not versed in pirate speak. From the official website here's a pirate translator for you to use.
And to get in the mood there are plenty of t-shirts from Zazzle to wear. The one below came from thousands listed on Zazzle's Talk like a pirate day marketplace.
So for now here's one to get you dreaming.

Pirates of the Caribbean Pirate with cape graphic shirt