Preorders Open for Japanese Ghost Pirate Shirt

PiratePalooza introduces the Japanese Ghost Pirate shirt for 2023!

The 19th Annual PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing Legend of the Japanese Ghost Pirate shirts are available for pre-order from the PiratePalooza Gear page until September 30, 2023. This year’s dynamic design captures the mystery of the era of the Japanese Ghost Pirate.

This year’s souvenir shirts will ship in OCTOBER.

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PiratePalooza: The Legend of the Ghost Pirate

The 19th Annual PiratePalooza Pubcrawl & Pubsing will take place this year on September 23rd! This year we remember the Legend of the Ghost Pirate, who has long watched over the seas of Japan. Ghost Pirate will be commemorated in this year’s shirt, the design for which we are revealing today!

In the small coastal village of Mizu no Kuni, nestled between rugged cliffs and the vast expanse of the sea, whispers of a legendary figure had circulated for generations. The Japanese Ghost Pirate was said to haunt these waters, an enigmatic specter that emerged from the depths to reclaim lost treasures and wreak havoc upon those who dared to cross his path.

On a stormy evening, a young fisherman named Hiro found himself alone at sea, his boat battered by the fierce winds and crashing waves. As the tempest raged, he glimpsed an eerie silhouette on the horizon, a ship with tattered sails gliding effortlessly through the tumultuous waters. Fear washed over Hiro as he knew the tales, and the chilling realization struck him – the Ghost Pirate had come for him.

As the phantom vessel approached, Hiro’s heart pounded in his chest. But to his surprise, instead of a malevolent crew of undead sailors, a solitary figure emerged from the mist. The Ghost Pirate was unlike any other pirate Hiro had imagined. Tall and imposing, he wore a ragged kimono and had a weathered, solemn expression.

With a resonant voice, the Ghost Pirate spoke, “Why do you brave these treacherous seas, young one? Turn back before it’s too late.”

Hiro gathered his courage and replied, “I have no choice but to fish these waters, Ghost Pirate. My village relies on the bounty of the sea for survival.”

The pirate’s stern demeanor softened, and he seemed to understand the young man’s plight. “Then, show me your heart is pure, and you seek only what you need. Leave behind offerings of gratitude for the ocean’s gifts, and you shall find favor in the waters.”

Offerings of Gratitude

Heeding the Ghost Pirate’s advice, Hiro began to leave small tokens of appreciation on the prow of his boat each day before casting his nets. Miraculously, his catches multiplied, and the village thrived like never before.

Over the following weeks, Hiro occasionally caught glimpses of the Ghost Pirate standing atop the cliffs during his daily ritual. The ghostly figure seemed to watch over him, ensuring his sincerity in preserving the ocean’s balance.

One evening, as the sun painted the sky in hues of gold and crimson, Hiro found the courage to approach the Ghost Pirate on the shore. “Thank you,” he said, bowing deeply. “Your wisdom has blessed our village, and we are forever indebted to you.”

The Ghost Pirate nodded, acknowledging the gratitude. “Remember, young one, that the sea is both bountiful and unforgiving. Treat it with respect and gratitude, and it shall provide for you in return.”

From that day on, the Ghost Pirate was never seen again. Yet, the village of Mizu no Kuni carried his teachings in their hearts, passing them down through the generations.

Years later, as the sun dipped below the horizon one fateful evening, the villagers gathered on the cliffs to honor the memory of the enigmatic Ghost Pirate. As they looked out to sea, they saw a faint silhouette on the horizon – the unmistakable figure of the Ghost Pirate, standing tall with his cutlass raised, bathed in the twilight glow.

Though he remained a mysterious guardian of the sea, the legend of the Japanese Ghost Pirate lived on, a timeless reminder of the delicate balance between man and nature, and the profound impact gratitude and respect can have on even the most enigmatic of souls.


King Drew Declares Seashells “New Money”

In a surprise announcement that literally no one saw coming, Captain “King” Drew has declared that seashells will become the “New Money” of Newcastle.

Here’s what we know so far:

Early Friday morning Captain Drew was rescued from a portable toilet in the “France” section of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, where he had been trapped since Wednesday while preparing for a “fresh conference” with the citizens of Necastle.

Image of rescue workers from Newcastle attending to Captain Drew who has been trapped in a portable toilet for 2 days.

Media sources around the village report that they were unaware of any planned speeches, and had not assigned any serf-reporters to attend the Captain’s event.

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The Lower Middle Late Saxon Muppet Spectacular

I recently returned from a glorious 5-day stay at the Duchamp-Dubois Lower Middle Late Saxon Muppet Spectacular* in Riverdale, Georgia, in the soggy marsh in the woods just past the ramshackle train depot behind the Krispy Kreme. The directions are far too complicated to post here, but if you know about it you are a special boy.

That’s what my mom says, anyway.

Captain Kingston Drew at the Lower Middle Late Saxon Muppet Spectacular in Riverdale, Georgia.
Captain Kingston Drew at the Sexy Squish Spectacular in Riverdale, Georgia

My wanderings through the village of Saxony Saxaphrage ‘pon the Squish (Sexy Squish to those in the know) are documented in photographs in this blog post. I captured these images with my new motion picture attachment for the rPlank, and I claim all glory for these images, which I have discovered is not a particularly profitable retirement vehicle.

Still, mustn’t grumble.

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Newcastle Repels Fairhaven “Weather” Balloon

Around 2:30pm on Saturday, a large balloon filled with well-wishers from the Kingdom of Fairhaven drifted lazily over the seedy backside of Newcastle, alarming villagers and visitors alike since none of them should have been there during the off season. According to observers, Newcastle “successfully repelled the balloon” that Fairhaven described as being “dedicated to enjoyment of weather” and “really tasty chunks of fried chicken in a tangy yet sweet sauce” and mostly “impressing the ladies down at the canteen”.

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A Complete Recap of PiratePalooza 18

This is a recap of PiratePalooza 18, created to encapsulate the events of the day, because those who attended have no memory of what actually happened.

PiratePalooza 18 took place on September 17th, 2022 in Decatur, Georgia

The 18th running of the PiratePalooza Pubcrawl & Pubsing happened on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, in the City of Decatarrrr.  PiratePalooza 18 represented a festive return to live-action piracy, following the long, strange period that included Curse of the Commodore (PP2020) and Grog Quest (PP2021).

There were many smiles to be seen at PiratePalooza 18, though not as many teeth.

This year marked the arrival of fresh pirates, many from the shores of Newcastle. We welcome all of you who joined us in the sacking of the city and hope that you will consider joining us once again in Septembarrrr of 2023 (final date to be announced).

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Commemorative PiratePalooza Mutiny Pin

Exciting News! To memorialize this year’s PiratePalooza Pubsing & Pubcrawl, Captain Drew has commissioned a very special commemorative PiratePalooza Mutiny pin. The pin features the PiratePalooza Mutiny logo in shiny red enamel with silver details.

These limited edition 1-inch wide pins with magnetic-backing will be available for $10 each in person.

We only made 100 of these pins, so when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Next week we’ll announce online ordering instructions, if any stock remains.

Captain Drew will be able to accept PayPal, Venmo, CashApp, and the real $10 Bill app.

No more than 5 of the commemorative PiratePalooza Mutiny pin per customer, please.

Please don’t ask us how Captain Drew will be able to sell these trinkets while he is being held prisoner.

It’s easier not to ask too many questions, honestly.


The PiratePalooza 18 Mutiny on September 17th

The PiratePalooza 18 Mutiny Seal against a rum-splattered parchment

Rumors are swirling over at the PiratePalooza Pubcrawl & Pubsing! An unexpected office meeting by the crew has resulted in PiratePalooza 18 moving its date to September 17th. While some sailors (who have teeth) described the meeting as a “collective bargaining agreement”, other sailors (who do not have teeth) have assured our reporters that this is in fact “The PiratePalooza 18 MUTINY“.

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Georgia Festival Replaces Joust with Wave Pool

Artwork courtesy of Erlatz Fink & Captain Drew

PiratePalooza TV can now confidently report that the Georgia Renaissance Festival (GARF) will replace its wildly popular joust with the world’s largest Renaissance wave pool.

At more than 1.5 acres, this new venue will be named the Dragoon Lagoon – easily stealing the crown from the Great Golly Wash at the Upper Mid-Kansas Enlightenment Faire.

Classic European Construction

The design and manufacture of this beach resort was awarded to the firm of Erlatz Fink, the same group responsible for the Georgia faire’s controversial roller coaster, The Consort Express.

According to our sources, the signature red Georgia clay comprising the current jousting grounds is already being covered with fine beach sand imported from lower Alabama, like many of the festival’s patrons.

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2021 PiratePalooza Grog Squad Shirt

The 17th Annual PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing 2021 Grog Squad shirt were available for pre-order from the PiratePalooza Gear page until September 30, 2021 (the pre-order window is now closed).

This year’s souvenir shirts will be printed with extra super soft ink like our 2018 shirts, a favorite among those who use them as pajamas!

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