Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) (part 6 of 8)

The ship explodes again. The rest of the gang are on a stairwell somewhere. They’re tossed around, but they get down the stairwell okay, regardless. (Why are they going down? They already reached the purser’s office, right?) Mike drops his money bags, but manages to retrieve them, so obviously he’s not redeemed yet.

Up ahead, their path is blocked by a huge pile of debris, on the other side of which is a child’s toy with a music box built in. Somehow, it’s currently playing “Lullaby and Goodnight”. (Actually, I just looked it up, and this song is really called “All the Pretty Little Horses”, which means I’m just now learning where that expression comes from. And you thought these recaps didn’t serve a greater good.) They all pitch in to move the debris, because otherwise that music is going to put them all down for nappies.

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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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