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Captain, The | advertising | A long gone bargain store on Vancouver’s West Side that was famous in the 1980s for its low-budget, camcorder-shot advertisements featuring the owner, “The Captain”, whose cringe-worthy catchphrase was “Aye Aye and Good Buy!”
Usage | “I heard The Captain lost 100 hundred pounds and found God…”