11/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Talk Like A Pirate Day: Two Entrepreneurs Cash In On Fake Holiday

Computer games, t-shirts, bicycle parts, snack foods, you name it, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLPD) has been used to shill it. The impromptu holiday got its official start in 2002 after two friends, John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers, were catapulted into the limelight by nationally-syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry, who wrote a column on their previously personal celebration.