Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year and Pirates - They Go Together Like PB & J

One of the many things that makes this year special is that it's Leap Year!  So pretty much this whole month I have had "A Paradox" from Pirates of Penzance in my head.  For those of you unfamiliar with this wondrous Gilbert and Sullivan opera, then shame on you!  Young Frederick was apprenticed to the Pirates until his 21st birthday.  Unfortunately, he was under the impression that it was until his 21st year.  When Ruth and the Pirate King (played by Angela Lansbury and Kevin Kline - seriously, it doesn't get better than that!) inform him of this misunderstanding, Frederick, being the Slave of Duty that he is, must leave his beautiful Mabel and return to the ship.  But, not without singing a very addictive and humorous little ditty first.

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