I’d forgotten that I wrote this. It still makes me laugh, and the punchline still makes me light up after I say it. I just tried; trust me, it still works. (As does telling myself the Interrupting Starfish joke. Oh man, I could do that for hours.) (Not really.)
I don’t think I’ve ever actually celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day, but this year, if nothing else, it will absolutely go down in history for inspiring a dancer-friend of mine to coin National Shut the Hell Up Like a Ninja Day.
September 25, 2009. Mark it on your calendars and feel free to practice plenty in advance. Especially you on your cell phone in the checkout line. SHHHHH.