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'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' was 2013's most pirated movie

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Congratulations are in order, sorta, for Peter Jackson and his Hobbit team. According to TorrentFreak’s annual list, the first film in their trilogy was downloaded well over eight million times in 2013, making it the year’s most pirated movie.

It wasn’t, however, a runaway victory. An Unexpected Journey was followed closely by Django Unchained, which has an estimated download count of 8.1 million — just 300,000 fewer than The Hobbit, even though The Hobbit‘s worldwide box office take was more than twice what Django made. Two blockbuster sequels — Fast and Furious 6 and Iron Man 3 — plus a surprisingly high-performing Oscar nominee (Silver Linings Playbook) round out the top 5.

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We be celebratin' the 10th annual Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yarrrrr!

Avast, me hearties, and feast yer eyes on th’ calendar decoratin’ Davy Jones’ Locker. That’s right, maties: Once more, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day. The 10th annual worldwide celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, to be precise. We can harrrrdly arrrrrticulate ourrrrrr excitement.

Confused? Let me drop the Long John Silver act and explain. In 1995, a group of friends discovered that it’s really, really fun to pepper your speech with buccaneer slang. Their first ever TLAPD was a private joke shared among a small group of pals. But in 2002, the gang told humorist Dave Barry about their brilliant invention via email. He wrote a column about TLAPD — and the rest be history.

Now, TLAPD is celebrated across the globe. Oreo marked the occasion by posting this photo on their Facebook page. Krispy Kreme is giving away free booty — a.k.a. one doughnut — to any customers who order by talking like a pirate. (Deck yourself out in full pirate attire, and you’ll walk the plank with a dozen doughnuts in hand.) And Broadway’s Peter and the Starcatcher encouraged fans to come to the theater wearing fake mustaches; the first 100 people to arrive got free tickets to tonight’s performance.

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