Monday, March 22, 2010

International Talk Like William Shatner Day

Today is March 22, and you know what that means, right? Right?

Well, yes, it is the day after March 21, but that’s not what I had in mind. Yes, it’s Monday, but that, alas, is also not what I was thinking of.

Today is one of the most important days of the year: it’s International Talk Like William Shatner Day. Since this most important observance was only instituted last year, I can understand why you may not have heard of it. However, it was instituted by no less an authority than Maurice LaMarche, the voice actor who provided the voice of Brain in Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain.

So, I encourage you to celebrate by dusting off your Shatner impression. If you need some pointers on how to best imitate Mr. Shatner, check out this handy guide that Maurice LaMarche provided for the first International Talk Like William Shatner Day:


Armed with this information, why not apply your Shatner impression to something unique? For example, you could recite classic Darth Vader quotes (Youuu . . .DON”T KNOW the . . .POWER . . . ofthedarkside!) Or you could read Dr. Seuss as Mr. Shatner might (Iiii . . .do not . . .LIKE . . .greeneggsandhamIdonot . . .LIKE THEM . . .SamIAm.)

That’s all for today. I spent Saturday afternoon at EPCOT checking out the Flower and Garden festival, and at some point this week I’ll upload the pictures I took and post them here.

Happy International Talk Like William Shatner Day!

1 comment:

  1. Did you ever see Kevin Pollack's Star Trek impression? I think it's when they were making the fifth movie, and they were having trouble signing the stars other than Shatner. So Pollack imagines that they cast "real" stars in the other roles, then proceeds to do a bit from the movie with Shatner as Kirk, Christopher Lloyd doing his Reverend Jim from Taxi as Spock, Jack Nicholson as Bones, and Dudley Moore from Arthur as Scotty. They show it on HBO from time to time on those "One Night Stand" segments. It's a riot, I think!


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