Monday September 24, 2001
Pirates of the Carpe Diem: There is a long and complicated history behind the name of this particular 31st century themed ride, but none of it would really make sense outside of a rather wordy context. Suffice it to say that the "Pirates of the Carpe Diem" music is annoying, and they sell lots of trinkets that rob the words "Pirates" and "Carpe Diem" of any meaning whatsoever.

The words "of" and "the" make it through the ride relatively unscathed. This is good, since English is pretty short on solid prepositions, let alone definite articles.

Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Magic Dream-Land

Transcript

Narrator:A terrorist-for-hire holds hostages inside 'pirates of the carpe diem'
Chuck Robleski:You heard me! I want a million K-creds, and an airbus.
SFX:Yo-ho! Yo-ho! Seize the day for me! We're jolly and hearty and healthy and tough, Carpe diem yo-ho! li...
Chuck Robleski:Not in an hour! In fifteen minutes, or I start feeding hostages to the pirates!
Chuck Robleski:And turn off this music!
Narrator:Please?
Random Kid:
Footnote:Pirates of the Carpe Diem: There is a long and complicated history behind the name of this particular 31st century themed ride, but none of it would really make sense outside of a rather wordy context. Suffice it to say that the "Pirates of the Carpe Diem" music is annoying, and they sell lots of trinkets that rob the words "Pirates" and "Carpe Diem" of any meaning whatsoever.The words "of" and "the" make it through the ride relatively unscathed. This is good, since English is pretty short on solid prepositions, let alone definite articles.