Ironic though it may be, the misfortunes which have befallen disgraced pirate ship captain, Morse Morse, of Moosejaw, Maine have sparked a massive resurgence of interest in the Spoof.com's collaborative Magazine Section saga, 'Below Decks'.
The series of watery adventures, penned by oddball staffers from theSpoof.com initially generated interest from Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Kate Beckinsale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Johnny Depp, Samuel L Jackson, Jackie Chan and a host of Hollywood luminaries who were at one stage literally slugging it out over a rights issue with a view to a mega-bucks movie production.
Sadly (depending on how you look at it) the global recession and the greedy money grubbing bastards who wrote the saga in the first place combined to ensure that a deal never happened, and the project remains in mothballs.
Ironically again, Morse, the creator of the whole mess, was not the one responsible for its demise. Indeed, his current fall from grace and apparent brushes with head-spinning insanity have since been linked to his piratical exploits and his diet of human flesh, usually decorated with Leeds United tattoos and masquerading as leg of lamb.
As Captain Morse tries bravely to put behind him the cannibalism, the butt stretching encounters with the ship's proctologist, and the unrequited love of a fair French maiden, not to mention the Pissgum twins, the fake reverend, the mad botanist and a parrot named 'Bollocks' the entertainment world holds its breath and prays for a speedy recovery for the brave man once known as 'El Capitano Di Capitani.'
May God help him. Because no other bugger will.
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