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Love in the Time of Scurvy

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Love in the Time of Scurvy
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Book Information
Genre: Romance
First appearance: "Lisa's Rival"

Love In the Time Of Scurvy is a romance novel about a woman who falls in love with a pirate while onboard his ship. Marge read the book and had a fantasy about it.


When Marge read Love in the Time of Scurvy, she got so involved in it that she started fantasizing that she was the woman character in the book, on the ship with the tanned, muscular pirate. In her fantasy, Marge looked at the ocean and said, "My, these seas are certainly heaving." The pirate flirtatiously replied, "Well, no more than your bountiful bosom, milady." After Marge asked him about his earring, the pirate continued flirting with Marge: "Ah, the seas have quieted. And only in the sweet embrace of quietude can two lovers truly be -" And at that point in reality, Lisa started practicing her saxophone, cutting off the pirate's flirting with Marge in her fantasy.

The pirate quit flirting and said, "Ooh, such noise! Well, I'm done for the evening", abruptly ending Marge's fantasy. Marge came back to reality, but was apparently still partly in her fantasy as she said, "Lisa, stop blowing my sex!" She then quickly corrected herself: "I mean, stop blowing your sax!"

Behind the Laughter[edit]

The book's title is a pun on Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez.