It occured to me that part of the success of the original pirates of the caribbean film may be due to the philosophically interesting predicament of the main antagonists, viz. they are cursed pirates who cannot feel pain or pleasure, and in fact the moonlight reveals them to be merely animated skeletons. A lot of college students in my age group (21) are so jaded that I suspect they identify with P.o.t.C.-Skeletons i.e. they have done so much college drinking and casual sex that they are essentially immune to physical pleasure. Or am I the only one for which the P.o.t.C.-Skeletons struck a philosophical cord?