Roland Thigpen (jenius@unspacy.org)
11 Oct 2000 13:19:06 -0000


On Wed, 11 Oct 2000 09:11:49 -0400 Paul Fields <johnny_raiden@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>If you get it, could you explain it to the unenlightened. Never could
>>understand why a space station that was mostly industrial in nature got
>>called 'the lif in pink' (I think, but my French is bad enough to get me
>>lynched by the Academie Franšais).
>
>Well the space station looks like a giant cruiser-eating Rose, so some
>guy at Bandai/Sunrise finds a phrase in a book/magazine with the word
>rose in it, or title of a song (many ships have songs behind their names
>or songs written after them, so why not a space station named after a
>song) anyway this belongs with the same proud tradition as Jamitov
>Hyman, Quattro Bagina, South Burning etc...
>
>At least Bandai/Sunrise isn't as bad as the Broccoli Productions names
>for the girls in the James Bond movies...
>
>According to Babelfish "La Vie en Rose" is "Life as a Rose"
>
>Paul

It could probably also be translated as "Rosey Life". Makes more sense that way, seeing as how people are often said to have rosey lives.

Roland

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