One Sept. 19,you can speak in your favorite swarthy slang for 24 straight hours.

Today, Sept. 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which allows you to speak in your favorite swarthy slang for 24 straight hours. (Arrrgh you ready for that? Did you marrrghk your calendars this year?)

It's a really good day for the dude above, who I photographed earlier this year in Put-in-Bay. Before a battle reenactment, he was talking like a pirate. He was also powdering antique muzzleloaders like a pirate and sipping tonics from glass apothecary jars like a pirate. And it was just a random beach weekend in June. I wonder what he's doing today...