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The buzz is spreadin'!

Thanks to th' wonders o' the Internet (and our Close Personal Friend and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dave Barry), newshounds around th' world have lined up each September for the past decade (!) t' talk to The Pirate Guys. (Ye think we're exaggeratin'? Take a look at our partial list o' previous interviews !)

Since two members o' Team Pirate are former members o' the Fourth Estate themselves, we figger on makin' the job a bit easie by puttin' our press kit on line. Or ye can contact the lads directly:

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News for 2015:

STUDIO CITY, CA - The center of the pirate universe on Saturday, Sept. 19, will be in Studio City, when buccaneers from all over the Southland gather at Studio City Tattoos, 11032 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 90614, for their annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day party.

It'll be a full day of music, mermaids, vendors, food, fun, a special deal on pirate tattoos – and of course – a boatload of buccaneers. And it's family friendly!

Making this year's event even more exciting, the founders of the holiday – John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers – will be on hand to celebrate.

This is a reunion for the pair. Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket have performed their pirate schtick in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New Orleans, Seattle, Los Angeles and points large and small in between. But they haven't shared a stage since 2008. In fact, they haven't shared the same time zone! 2008 was the year Ol' Chumbucket and his wife Mad Sally pulled up stakes and moved their family to the U.S. Virgin Islands, while Slappy stayed in Oregon. But they've moved back to the mainland and this Sept. 19 both Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket have their sails set for the tattoo shop, owned and operated by their friend Clay Clemens, who in his freebooter guise of Talderoy, is another major figure in the pirate community.