Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) (part 7 of 8)

Back in the cargo hold, Svevo and the henchmen have found a shitload of automatic rifles and ammo, but not the “pumps”. David Birney Guy suicidally quizzes Svevo about why those pumps are so gosh-darned important, but Svevo says only one other person knew the answer to that question—and that was why she had to die. Later on, of course, we’ll find out, too. Which, logically, means we can all expect to be murdered by Svevo any day now. Keep your doors and windows locked, people!

Caption contributed by Mark

“Okay, it says here we can find the next medallion at the Sherman Widget Company Annual Sales Performance Awards.”

Mike and company climb up a ladder into the big pipe and rod storage room from the Southern Sun. Apparently this place, which has large gray tanks mounted overhead (on what used to be the floor, but is now the ceiling), is used for desalinization. This is even though it’s “amidships” and at least a few decks away from the lowest levels. Mike says that from now on they’re to keep moving upwards, toward the surface—why they weren’t doing this before, I have no idea. Just then, another annihilation hiccup tosses them all around pretty good, but otherwise accomplishes nothing.

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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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