He's not cooperating...
Posted by Margie on October 15, 1997 at 22:03:30:
In response to Fast-fish, Loose-fish: Classic Comedy, written by Kali on October 10, 1997 at 16:26:39
] My husband thinks Moby Dick is a terrifically funny book. When he was in high school he wrote a paper about the humor in the novel. He said it startled the daylights out of the teacher, who didn't find anything funny in it at all. Well, there's no disputing hobbyhorses.
] ROTFLOL! I'd love it if you could share a bit of his analysis with us...I'm intrigued!
I tried to pin him down about it, but all he would say was
"That was 35 years ago." Though 20 years ago, I tried to
pin him down about it, and I didn't get any more of a specific answer. I REALLY want to know. I've read it twice since he told me he thinks it's funny. Both times I've tried to stay alert for humor, but I got involved in other aspects of the story and forgot what I was supposed to be paying attention to.
All I know is that he has a recurring fantasy of going to Nantucket and finding a restaurant where he can shout "Fish!" or "Clam!" in the direction of the kitchen door and have a bowl of chowder appear before him. Some days, I'm afraid he won't wait for Nantucket. Well, I'm not actually
afraid. I'd probably laugh really hard if he decided to be Ishmael in the middle of a Seattle restaurant.
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