Avast ye scalliwags: today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Beloved by Dave Barry, it's the perfect time to try out some of those pirate pickup lines you've been storing up all summer.

Are you dressing up today (you could be a "Pirate of the Bronx")? Or maybe you're making a piratey video? If you're even more extroverted than that, you can celebrate at Bluestockings on Allen Street, where Teresa Svoboda will be reading from her novel "Pirate Talk or Mermalade." Maybe you just really don't wanna be a pirate. Just don't forget that real pirates can be kind of terrifying. And in keeping with our ITLPD tradition of yuks:

Q: What's a pirate's favorite airport?
A: La Guarrrrrrrrrrrrrrdia