God will have to forgive me for getting hysterical with laughter . . . Mama did, too.
The CNN news scrolled along the bottom of her screen as we were trying to brush the dog on her bed. “Armed pirates attack Japanese ship on African coast.”
I know it isn’t funny. Wasn’t funny for the victims. But we both burst into laughter and tears. “You shouldn’t produce _The Pirates of Penzance_ next to _The Mikado_!”
All I could think of was the Pirates of Penzance holding up a curved blade and jumping onto a sailboat carrying the Three Little Girls From School and bursting into song. “I am a pirate brave and fierce. . . .”
Wearing one of those Yosemite Sam pirate hats. Oh, ghodz, I’m going to laugh again.
Well, it’s better than crying.