Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago, is announcing this morning that Thursday (Shakespeare's birthday) will be Talk Like Shakespeare Day in the city. Check out the article in the Chicago Tribune: Talk Like Shakespeare Day. With Chicago accents, that ought to be amusing. (Actually, the story's pretty funny without the accents.)
Speaking of Shakespeare's birthday, the American Shakespeare Center is celebrating all this week: Shakespeare Birthday Week, including tours, free shows, a party, and the Stark Raving Sane Benefit (with live auction of cool stuff).
And all of this Shakespeare talk reminds me of this Shakespearean Insulter. Here's a good example, which I send out to my good friend Chris G.: "Thou puking fly-bitten barnacle!"