Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) (part 5 of 8)

In a rash bit of fate-tempting, Wilbur starts spouting off about how rich they are. So if everything goes to pot later, you can blame him. Grabbing a random wine bottle, he just pops it open [?] and swigs right from it. That’s right, I remember—self-ejecting corks were all the rage in the ’70s. Whatever happened to those, anyway?

But Wilbur doesn’t like the taste, and sprays the wine right back out, causing Mike and Celeste to laugh at him. Meanwhile, the Sarge glowers down at all these not-daughter-finding shenanigans from above.

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Mark "Scooter" Wilson

Mark is a history guy, a graphics guy, a guy for whom wryly cynical assessments of popular culture are the scallion cream cheese on the toasted everything bagel of life. He spends his time teaching modern history at Brooklyn College, pondering the ancient Romans at the CUNY Graduate Center, and conjuring maps and illustrations for ungrateful bankers at various Manhattan monoliths. Readers are welcome to guess at reasons why he's nicknamed Scooter, with the proviso that all such submissions are guaranteed to be rather more interesting than the truth. Mark lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn with a happy-go-lucky, flop-eared dog named Chiyo who is probably, at this very moment, waiting patiently for her walkies.

Multi-Part Article: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

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