Friday November 28, 2003
Book 4: The Blackness Between — Part IV: A Little First Contact
Those wondering where Sergeant Schlock picked the name "Jeremiah" from will perhaps be upset to hear that the song Joy To The World by Three Dog Night survived into the 31st century badly corrupted. The first line now goes "Jeremiah was a bull." Schlock, having heard the song as sung by a band of Unioc space-pirates, simply used the first name for a bull that he could think of.

Music scholars agree that the lyrics have been corrupted, but are not sure whether Jeremiah was a bull elephant, a bulldozer, or just full of bull. If you'd kept your Three Dog Night CD in a safe place this wouldn't be a problem.


Schlock: Okay, Jeremiah... We're gonna run down the guys with spears there.
Schlock: Who cares if they've seen us? We can take 'em.No dodging, you. Straight ahead!
Schlock: Errr.....
Schlock: Hey! I hadn't even started to make payments on this thing!