For those of you who've been living in a cave up until now, the 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day, and Wikipedia has a pretty comprehensive entry on this. In order to get into the proper spirit, one ought to familiarize one's self with the pirate lexicon:
Talk Like a Pirate Day - The Five A's (performed by the guys who actually invented Talk Like A Pirate Day)
Since no pirate-related holiday is complete without a theme song, here ya go:
Talk Like a Pirate Day - "I'm a Pirate" song (good, rousing chorus; best sung with a tankard of ale in your hand and three hundred of your closest friends)
And for no good reason, other than a few shining moments of pure, mindless entertainment (Arr! Pirates!):
The music for the above video is "The Worst Pirate Song" by Ceann.
And now for some depressing piracy news: voting for our nation's President on a Diebold machine is officially hackable idiocy. Arr! What a great way to pollute the memory of pirates everywhere! Diebold-hacking f---ers. If they exist, I will hunt them down, and kick them with my peg leg. Hard.