Meet the Review Crew: Mark “Cap’n Slappy” Summers, Resident Pirate and Contributing Author
Mark “Cap’n Slappy” Summers was born during the latter days of the Kennedy Administration in the shadow of Seattle’s Space Needle. Well … perhaps not in its shadow, per se, but several blocks to the south-southwest. He was, in the words of Jimmy Buffett – “the son of a son of a sailor.” His formative years were spent between Seattle and his grandfather’s home on “Washaway Beach” on Washington’s Pacific coastline. His early memories were of his grandfather taking he and his little brother, Pauly, out on the ocean in his charter boat – grandpa in the wheelhouse smoking a cigar looking every inch the sea captain that he was.
So, it was cigars and tales of the sea that captured his wee childish brain and have held it for ransom to this very day.
Summers, along with his friend, John “Ol’ Chumbucket” Baur started International Talk Like a Pirate Day after “a racquetball game gone horribly, horribly wrong” (read more about that on their website www.talklikeapirate.com). And while he claims to be nothing more than an “occasional cigar smoker” and whimsical pirate guy – he does enjoy a good smoke now and then and, like the enthusiastic amateur that he is – he many not know art – but he knows what he likes.
Cap’n Slappy’s Cigar Reviews:
C.A.O. MX2 Robusto (8/17/2011)