Posted by The Captain on February 16, 2000 at 16:01:06:
You young whipper snappers probably don't realize this but Belisario got his idea for TOTGM not only from Indiana Jones, but from a string of liquor ads by Heublein.
The ads profiled the history of some exotic drinks and a Brass Monkey was one of them (the drink itself may have been one that had only just invented). There was a pseudo-history involving an exotic bar of that name surrounded by Casablanca/Macao-like intrigue in pre-WWII Asia and the dread Kempeitai (Japanese Secret Service).
Now a brass monkey is really a plate-like platform for storing cannonballs on square riggers, but what the heck I am sure there is a bar somewhere by that name. Just about every other part of a ship has a bar named after it.
who has sailed among the Marianas, can speak some Japanese and French, and hates dogs
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