On this day of celebration, let us remember and honor the invaluable contributions of squid to pirate lore and culture:

- Davy Jones and the Kraken in Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest. As observed elsewhere, the Kraken's mouth is much more like the Sarlaac than like any cephalopod I've ever seen, which is weird--wouldn't a huge clacking squid beak be more terrifying than concentric rings of teeth?

- Peter the Pirate Squid--has anyone ever heard of this book? Anyone? Apparently it's not very good, which is a crying shame--a title like that should be a shoo-in.

- Finally, I leave you with the top google hit for "pirate squid": claymation!