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CulturePulp takes a quick tour of Portland's "PirateCore" subculture.

Endnotes and Digressions:

1. Grey-tones for this installment by Chad Essley.

2. Here are real live hotlinks to all the Web sites referenced in the comic proper:

- Captain Bogg & Salty:
- "Festival de Piratas":
- Info on marching with PDX Pirates in the Starlight Parade: YG.PyratesR.US
- The 162nd-annual “Plunderathon”: posting
- The Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries (B.O.O.M.):
- The Castillian Fleet:
- "The Gathering":

3. Is there more? Oh, heavens, yes. The big online message board for local privateer/pyrate mayhem is the "PDX Pirate" Yahoo! Group, on the Web at YG.PyratesR.US. You can also visit a related "Cyber Pub and Forum" at Pub.PyratesR.US for more detailed discussions of the “Golden Age of Piracy” (1690-1730, apparently).

4. I’m told that the veteran pirate rockers of Sunken Chest have summer shows and a new CD in the works. Check for updates.

5. And finally: Info on songs, clubs, events and much more can be found at the excellent pirate-community Web resource



Type too small? You can download a high-rez PDF of CulturePulp 029 right here: CulturePulp29a.pdf

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