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John Baur and Mark Summers

John Baur and Mark SummersJohn “Ol’ Chumbucket” Baur and Mark “Cap’n Slappy” Summers were just a normal couple of guys until, in 1995, they invented a holiday – International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The world took notice, and now the ersatz holiday is celebrated on all seven continents, they’ve appeared on stage in Vegas and L.A. and Chicago – among many places – they’ve published two books of pirate humor, appeared on national television, and their website – – receives millions of hits every year. Just goes to show what adding a little pirattitude, the attitude of a pirate, can do for your life.