Monday, April 16, 2007

I'll Inhale Your Snot Any Day, Ahab

My favorite part of Moby-Dick so far is the scene where Ahab shoots some snot out of his nostrils into Starbuck's lung, like so:

(Aside) Something shot from my dilated nostrils, he has inhaled it in his lungs. Starbuck now is mine; cannot oppose me now, without rebellion.

Astonishing. Dan Beachy-Quick, are you listening? Spell was good or whatever, but I am thinking a whole snot book.

2 comments:

Admiral Farragut said...

What I love about Moby Dick is the nifty way Melville included a jaunty seagoing yarn with an in-depth "how to" book. If you've ever wanted to stalk, kill, and render an enormous sea mammal for its oil, by the time you wade through this big ol' honker of a book you'll be able to do it blindfolded faster than a bosun can strike up a sea chanty! Kudos!

Tricia said...

If you've ever wanted to stalk, kill, and render an enormous sea mammal for its oil

God knows that's all I've ever wanted!