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2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt & Booty Chase

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It’s time for the Scavenger Hunt & Booty Chase, m’hearties! Updates will be posted to our Facebook page, our Google+ page and to THIS post on Captain Drew’s blog (so those of you iconoclasts able to resist social media sites will be able to follow along from your bomb shelters). The winners of this year’s scavenger hunt will be announced from the stage at the final stop on the PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing on September the 20th. All entry information should be emailed to bootychase@piratepalooza.com

Updates are posted below. Check back often!

8:00pm – Monday September 8, 2014
CHALLENGE #1 – 2014 PiratePalooza™ Drink
Create and bestow a name upon a mixed drink recipe for the 2014 PiratePalooza™ Season. Our pirates know their way around the bar, so you’ll have to craft something truly delicious to impress them. Be sure to use ingredients that are widely available, as Tobbias and Isabella will recreate the drinks you submit and taste them for themselves!! They will consider their favorites for use as a signature drink at the final destination of PiratePalooza™! NOTE: This item must be submitted by 1:00pm EST on Wednesday, September 10th.

CHALLENGE #2 – Mutiny!
We need you scurvy lot to tell us a story about the time that YOUR CREW carried out a mutiny aboard The PiratePalooza™, but since we know that none of you can read or write you MUST answer this challenge via some sort of artistic manner! This challenge may be executed in ANY medium, from crayons to Photoshop to video, just don’t write it down… our judges can’t read either 🙁 (Be sure to include your scavenger hunt hosts Tobbias Short and Isabella the Cruel, as they’re pirates and are therefore easily bribed).

CHALLENGE #3 – Secret PiratePalooza™ Greeting
Invent a secret handshake, a special hand motion or similar greeting that will allow members of the PiratePalooza™ crew to secretly yet accurately identify each other in public. Demonstrate this greeting via photographs or video.

CHALLENGE #4 – PiratePalooza™ Limerick
Send us a limerick or two about your crew’s adventures at PiratePalooza!

CHALLENGE #5 – Show Our Host Bars Some Love
The good citizens of Decatarrrr are terrorized by us every Septembarrrr so we thought we should give back to the community using some of YOUR money! Go to one of the 4 restaurants along the Palooza route (look them up!) and have a drink or a meal, be sure to tip your server at least $10 (in pirate coins) and get them to pose in a sexy photo with your crew. IF you live too far away to make this happen then do something similar with a restaurant near you. Please, try not to get arrested.

CHALLENGE #6 – Show Us How You Hide Your Booty!
We want a step-by-step illustration of how and where you hide your booty!

CHALLENGE #7 – The Worst Cake of Ever
Make a REAL (no Photoshop) PiratePalooza™ cake worthy of Cakewrecks.com and send us lots of pictures of the making, the decorating, the final product, the consumption and the aftermath of the cake!

CHALLENGE #8 – Dine with the Captain!
A lot of people don’t realize that a chain of greasy, fried seafood restaurants was named after Captain Drew on a bet. Take your crew to one of these restaurants (Captain D’s) in full garb and get some pictures. Extra ½ point if you get other customers to give Captain Drew feedback about his restaurant. See a cardiologist afterward.

CHALLENGE #9 – The Commodore Song
Write a sea shanty about the ghost of Commodore Stephen Decatur versus the Captain Drew and/or the crew of PiratePalooza™. The winning entry will be turned into a real song by Ed and Steve of Landloch’d and performed during the award ceremony at the Harbour House Pub! NOTE: This item must be submitted by 1:00pm EST on Friday, September 12th.

CHALLENGE #10 – Tell Us YOUR Pirate History
Tell us about YOUR crew, from your (pirate) names to what you’re best known for!

CHALLENGE #11 – Make YOUR Crew’s Flag!!
The PiratePalooza™ flag is known and feared throughout the galaxy, but what about YOUR crew’s flag? PiratePalooza™ is like a Cub Scout Jamboree for pirates, and we’d love to see ALL of the crews bring their flags to PiratePalooza™.

CHALLENGE #12 – The PiratePalooza Piñata
Make a piñata of something to do with PiratePalooza™ then photograph/video yourselves busting it open!! No need to bring your piñata to PiratePalooza™, we won’t have the time or the energy to bust it or clean it up!

CHALLENGE #13 – Selfie with the Captain!
Send us a selfie of one (or all) of your crew WITH or AS Captain Crunch! Be creative!

CHALLENGE #14 – Famous People In (or near) a PiratePalooza T-Shirt
Do you know anyone famous? Can you get them to pose for a picture with (or in) a PiratePalooza™ t-shirt?

BONUS #1 – Surprise us!!
Maybe you’re really having a hard time getting your cake to bake or convincing your Governor to put on a PiratePalooza™ t-shirt. Perhaps you’re not good at rhyming or allergic to the smell of fried fish. This option is for you: do something that’s so ingenious we will be forced to give you extra points!

12:50pm – Monday September 8, 2014
PRIZES ANNOUNCED
Today we are happy to announce prize sponsors for this year’s event!
1) a gift certificate from The Pirates Cove (link leads to Facebook page) at the Georgia Renaissance Festival (you’ll have to wait until next season to use it)
2) a little special something from O Christmas Geek, fine purveyor of geeky holiday ornaments

Saturday September 6, 2014
CALL FOR TEAMS
1) assemble a team of no more than 4 persons
2) name your team
3) send an email to bootychase @piratepalooza.com with the name of your team and the name of the players

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Captain Drew Announces New Annual Scavenger Hunt

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A little less than four hours ago Captain Drew held his latest press conference, this time at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead, a tony in-town Atlanta neighborhood known for upscale businesses and “wenches what has had a lot of work done in their bosom area”. Unlike his previous press conferences, the Captain avoided making a public spectacle by accidentally locking himself in a disused maintenance corridor behind the Victoria’s Secret store. According to the store’s manager, Shasta Glamowitz, the previous sentence may in fact be entirely inaccurate. “That guy carved a peephole in the Continue Reading

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Official PiratePalooza™ 2012 Photos are Up!

Thanks to one of our great sponsors, The Guy Behind the Camera, we have uploaded more than 375 terrific photographs (follow this link) documenting this past Saturday’s adventures around the port city of Decatarrrr in our search for Captain Drew’s missing treasure map! See if you can find photos of you and your traitorous pirate pals quaffing ale and dancing the reel! Share them with your friends and be sure to share the link to the gallery. Find a few and have them printed out in high quality to decorate your own ship’s cabin!

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#1 Hip Hop Pirate to Release New Album

New Tracks from Captain Dan
Our old pal Captain Dan and his scurvy crew have released 3 new tracks today to celebrate the pending debut of their new album “From the Seas to the Streets” under the Nonexistent Recordings label. Timed to coincide with your planet’s so-called “International Talk Like a Pirate Day“, this pre-release of album tracks marks the third and highly anticipated work from a pirate hip hop artist that has been described as “drunk”, “pirate”, “guy over there” and “behind the rum barrell doing something with the crew’s pig”. If you lubbers don’t be aware of Captain Dan, then you be missing out on perhaps the most important influence on modern piracy since Paris Hilton stopped wearing bloomers and started riding Continue Reading

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2008 Dragon*Con Pirate Party

Tentative Location of 2008 Pirate Party

I’ve just received breaking news from me pal Foe regarding the status of the 2008 edition of his wildly popular Pirate Party held at Dragon*Con. Last year’s party featured a Virginia Reel, a non-concert by Mr. Voltaire, a costume contest, a dancing Chewboxxa and a raging Fire Marshal… aren’t you sad you missed it?!! Well now’s your chance to learn the poop for the new and improved 2008 version so keep digging!!! Continue Reading

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Port Royal Notice

Atlanta Pirates and Wenches Guild

The folks what be behind the Atlanta Pirates & Wenches Meet-Up Group have floated a message my way and asked me to pass it along to all you scurvy dogs what follows me blog thingy. They’d like you to join them down to the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club to raise a pint or twelve before tryin’ to rustle some Continue Reading

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Steal Davy Jones’ Heart Parrrty

The Lady Wispa writes in to say that Atlanta Pirates and Wenches Guild be encouraging all able-bodied (and differently-hooked) pirates, seadogs, sundogs, sunspots, spotdogs and spatboys to join them at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club at (or about) 6:30pm on Saturrrday, February 9th for a FULL GARB MeetUp event scheduled so closely to February the 14th that you might as well think of it as “Pirate Valentines”.

Your favorite space pirate (namely me, not Captain Harlock (I hope)) attended the “Pirate Christmas” hosted by the AP&WG and it was a very, very satisfactory event. I mean, how often are the normal sidewalk rats along Little Five Points out-weirded? Surely, the opportunity to taunt emo skatepunks is worth the price of admission??? (which I should point out is free, as I understand it… though you’re liable for your own grog dealins with the Yacht Club’s Pub Wenches).

If you insist on paying an admission fee you should crawl around the deck until you find me and I’ll gladly relieve you of your loose change, bras or pantaloons. It’s what space pirates do at Pirates Valentine!!1

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Pirate Christmas at The Yacht Club

Maria (with a bit o’ help from Benjamin, note the time change) writes in with an invitation:

Dear Captain Drew
A few of us are putting together a Pirate Christmas party for Saturday, December 8th at the The Euclid Avenue Yacht Club in Little Five Points at 6:30 PM. We ‘ave the back room reserved for the scurvy lot. Can you put the word out to the Pirate Community for us?

Consider the Pirate Community worded~!
(Note: I’m told that this be a full-garb parrrty – Cap’n Drew)

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Pirate Attacks Up… Way To Go People!

Have you read the news lately?? Our worldwide numbers are phenomenal… pirate attacks are up a whopping 14% and many of you are looking at big fat bonus checks at the end of the year!! To celebrate this victory over the ninjas I’ve decided to call a meeting of Dunder-Mifflin’s… I mean, Captain Drew’s Scurvy Mongrels Achievement Club on Thursday, November 8th at Trader Vic’s… let’s say from 8pm to 11pm, no pressure on showing up on time. Of course, you’ll have to pay your own way, and for fun let’s all dress up as “regular people” if at all possible… leave your swords on the ship, loosen up those corsets and let it all hang out… relax! Those ninjas have nothing on us!! Come on people, let’s show a little spirit! What d’you say? Can I get a “Whoa Bundy!!”??

Here’s a video from a previous event at Trader Vic’s….

don’t miss it!

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Calling All Pirates: Fab Fox Needs You!!

POTC at the Fab Fox

For any of you pirates what haven’t gotten the word yet, Captain Bloodrose has requested your presence at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Monday, August 27th, for a special screening of Pirates of the Caribbean 3 at 7pm. Tickets will be less than what you’d pay at the Cineplex Odeon Fantasmotron 8000 and…. Continue Reading

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