I started life as an orphan, a child of the streets

Every one we capture says he's an orphan. The last three ships we took proved to be manned entirely by orphans, and so we had to let them go. One would think that Great Britain's mercantile navy was recruited solely from her orphan asylums - which we know is not the case.

-Frederic, The Pirates of Penzance

But what if it were the case? I like to imagine the Pirates of Penzance capturing the HMS Pinafore, only to find that it is crewed by orphans from the workhouse in Oliver!, all barely able to dance a proper hornpipe because they're suffering from the terrible nutritional deficiencies of a gruel-fed childhood mixed with scurvy. Or possibly the spunky little orphan girls from Annie.

Why yes, I have a very overactive imagination. Why do you ask?

srah - Wednesday, 7 November 2007 - 7:15 PM
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Comments (7)

gravatar Mr. T-bone - November 7, 2007 - 9:11 PM -

Little Shop of Horrors.

Seymour is the bomb.

gravatar srah - November 7, 2007 - 9:13 PM -


gravatar srah - November 7, 2007 - 9:22 PM -

Little Shop of Horrors always makes me think of that episode of Head of the Class where they put it on.

Also, there are a lot of orphans in musicals.

gravatar T-bone - November 7, 2007 - 9:26 PM -

me too!! that show was awesome. And by awesome, I mean totally lame. but still kind of awesome.

gravatar srah - November 7, 2007 - 9:28 PM -

I vote for "awesome." Boy, the whole T-bone family is hanging out in my blog tonight! Welcome!

gravatar Jamie - November 8, 2007 - 4:14 PM -

Hi! Found you in 20somethings. Just wanted check out your blog and say hi!

gravatar macoosh - November 8, 2007 - 4:55 PM -

hey! i saw that you stopped by my site and thought i'd stop by as well. I LOVE your idea for musical-themed post titles and especially love that it's a guessing game! I will soooo be back to play. :)

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