788: The Carriage

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The Carriage
I learned from Achewood that since this poem is in ballad meter, it can be sung to the tune of Gilligan's Island. Since then, try as I might, I haven't ONCE been able to read it normally.
Title text: I learned from Achewood that since this poem is in ballad meter, it can be sung to the tune of Gilligan's Island. Since then, try as I might, I haven't ONCE been able to read it normally.

[edit] Explanation

Emily Dickinson is a famous American poet, who wrote a poem called "Death", about the personification of Death kindly stopping for her to pick her up. Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a famous video game series, where the player frequently steals cars by grabbing their drivers and throwing them out of the car. The Y-button is used in GTA to enter or exit a vehicle. In this alternate version of "Death", Emily is the protagonist in her own Grand Theft Auto spinoff game. Instead of Emily being carried off peacefully in Death's carriage, she violently carriage-jacks Death and takes over his carriage to use for her own purposes.

Gilligan's Island from the title text is a 1960s sitcom with a catchy intro song.

The full version of the poem from Emily Dickinson can be found here: Emily Dickinson—Death. The Gilligan's Island song is on YouTube: Gilligan's Island intro.

[edit] Transcript

[The Grim Reaper driving a horse-drawn carriage.]
Because I could not stop for death
He kindly stopped for me
[A woman wearing her hair in a bun grabs Death by the arm and pulls him off the carriage. There is a Y-button symbol in the lower left corner.]
The carriage held but just oursel-
Death: Hey!
GRAB
[The woman takes off in the carriage, leaving Death in her dust, on the ground.]
Woman: Hyah!
[The Grand Theft Auto logo is shown, with the stamp "Emily Dickinson Edition" underneath. There is a picture of stick-Emily, arms crossed, and a scythe next to her.]
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Discussion

Fun fact: you can sing anything written in ballad meter to the tune of anything else written in ballad meter. Try singing the pokemon theme to the tune of saving grace. Davidy²²[talk] 02:23, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Do you mean Amazing Grace? 74.226.103.181 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Bah, close enough. Davidy²²[talk] 03:00, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

What is this Y-button? --JakubNarebski (talk) 16:38, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

It is the button used to enter / exit a vehicle in GTA (XBOX versions) SioD (talk) 09:28, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
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