Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Searcing for an alternative to Talk Like a Pirate Day


No, that wasn't our attempt at pirate talk; it was our frustration in finding a ready alternative to Talk Like a Pirate Day.

President James A. Garfield
Shiver me timbers, mate! Not only do all the Usual Suspects line up on this Pirate Talk bilge water, the alternative pickings are mighty slim.

President James A. Garfield died on this day in 1881 from gunshot wounds received on July 2. Modern medicine would have saved him, most likely, but there is a question as to whether the medical treatment provided him in 1881 met the standard of care for that comparatively primitive era. Debate among medical historians on this point is likely to go on forever.

But that's not something to really celebrate.

Some would call today National Butterscotch Pudding Day, but that's not much to work with.

Our crack research department did come up with one possible alternative... but we are hesitant.

This may not be that much of an improvement over Pirate Day: However, today is also reckoned as Holy Batman! Day by some because today is the birthday of Adam West. For Baby Boomers, Adam West is, and always will be, the definitive Batman -- and a far different Batman from any of his cinematic successors. Mr. West is 84 today.

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