Companies React to International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Today the people all over the world and the Internet celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a day in which people imitate the phrases and mannerisms used by most anime fans.


Many corporations celebrated the day over Twitter. American Airlines tweeted “Better book a flight to Japan today so you can buy a Blu-ray box set, because if you’re not buying anime directly from Japan you’re not really supporting the industry anyway so why even bother?”

Popeye’s Chicken, not fully understanding the concept, spent the day tweeting like Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, but were forced to issue a public apology when they tweeted the phrase “Gum Gum Fruit” instead of “Gomu Gomu no Mi.”

Still, the biggest celebrator of the day was Crunchyroll, who went all out by reverting their site back to its 2007 format and posting videos that were already uploaded on Funimation’s website.

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Bob_Squob is neither a Bob nor a Squob, but they’re both common enough names to form an alias. After roaming the earth for 10,000 years with no purpose, he came upon Anime Maru, and thought to himself, “It is good. I will make my home here.” He currently resides in the darkness for fear that his taste in anime will be discovered and exploited as a weakness. Twitter: @Bob_Squob