Contact the Pirate Guys
Avast! TLAPD is upon us, so ye may not hear back from us right away.
Ol' Chumbucket and Cap'n Slappy are actually two reasonably well-adjusted middle-aged guys who are trying to take what started as a small private joke and turn it into a productive job.
Until recently, the guys both lived in Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley, where they got to know each other some years back through the local community theater, and have been pals ever since. Mark's a single feller, and John has a large family, including some nearing college age who sincerely hope he makes some money off this harebrained idea. In summer 2008, the Chumbucket family hoisted anchor and relocated to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Speaking of harebrained ideas.
In 2002, the guys self-published a book that sold enough copies to attract the attention of a publisher. Their second book, Pirattitude, was published in 2006 by New American Library, a division of Penguin. and their third, The Pirate Life, came out in August 2008 from Citadel Press.
Ye can find their e-mail links at the bottom o' the page, along with guidlines for submittin' material for this site. News media are directed to our Press Room for information about Talk Like A Pirate Day.
But first, since so many* of ye have been askin', here are the Pirate Guys in the flesh:
Cap'n Slappy (left) and Ol' Chumbucket (right)
(The Lusty Wench reminds the
ladies that Chumbucket is a happily married father of six.
*"Many" = Well, one or two. Maybe three.
[Note: Cap'n Slappy requests that ye not send him photographs, as he is technologically inept and file attachments keep chokin' his computer. Photos for our gallery should be sent to the WebWench.
And if ye're thinkin' o' sendin' us your favorite pirate joke? We'll pass, thanks. Trust us, we've heard it. Especially if the punchline goes, "I don't know, but it's driving me nuts." Instead, try http://www.piratejokes.net/]
Interested in a personal appearance by the Pirate Guys? Here's how.
Radio (and TV) interviews: Contact Mad Sally - and plan in advance. In the days around Sept. 19 each year, the schedule fills fast and we may not be able to accommodate last-minute request. NOTE: The guys have day jobs, and may not be able to schedule last-minute interviews.
and fill in the requisite information . Make sure yer usin' a valid e-mail address, or ye'll never get the thing!
(Back issues o' the Poopdeck are available here).
Comments or questions about our site? Contact the Webwench (who vows to keelhaul all spammers who venture into her waters, arrrrrr).
Plannin' a big party for Talk Like A Pirate Day? Have a great story about how ye showed yer pirattitude? Want to share yer pirate photo with the world? We welcome yer submissions, but please follow these guidelines.
Want to tell the world about yer plans for TLAPD? Got a great story about how ye celebrated? Send it to the Webwench
Contact the WebWench t'get yer pirate-related site listed on our links page. We'd appreciate a link on your site in exchange. Please note: We're only listin' pirate sites, an' we're not interested in banner exchanges at this time. Nor do we sell ads on this site. Don't bother asking.
Got a question about TLAPD or life in general? Need help with yer pirate lingo, or keepin' yer shipmates in line? Ask Cap'n Slappy.
Contact Ol' Chumbucket.
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