"Here, then, was this grey- headed, ungodly old man ..."

Friday, January 20, 2006
... chasing with curses a Job's whale round the world, at the head of a crew, too, chiefly made up of mongrel renegades, and castaways, and cannibals - morally enfeebled also, by the incompetence of mere unaided virtue or right- mindedness in Starbuck, the invulnerable jollity of indifference and recklessness in Stubb, and the pervading mediocrity in Flask. Such a crew, so officered, seemed specially picked and packed by some infernal fatality to help him to his monomaniac revenge. How it was that they so aboundingly responded to the old man's ire - by what evil magic their souls were possessed, that at times his hate seemed almost theirs; the White Whale as much their insufferable foe as his; how all this came to be - what the White Whale was to them, or how to their unconscious understandings, also, in some dim, unsuspected way, he might have seemed the gliding great demon of the seas of life, - all this to explain, would be to dive deeper than Ishmael can go. The subterranean miner that works in us all, how can one tell whither leads his shaft by the ever shifting, muffled sound of his pick?"

I just thought we ought to have some moment of culture before I point out that Michael Moore is making an ass of himself again.


Knucklehead said...


Thanks for the culture. Makes me wanna reread the book.

Your link points me to microsoft.com where I see nothing more interesting than the back of a shaved head. Not that I really give a rat's patoot what Michael Moore is up to - it isn't likely to anything but disgust me anyway.

Seneca the Younger said...

Thanks, Knuck. I've been savaged by software... fixed the link.

terrye said...

Ah yes, Moby Dick. The source of all evil in Ahab's world.

And then we move onto another dick...

I think Michael Moore should mind his own damn business and considering the damage he has done the Democrats down here the Liberals up there should be telling him thanks but no thanks.

With friends like Michael Moore.

BTW, is this moron under the impression that Indians in Canada are running a seperate country up there?

I say Indian because I think the whole native thing is kind of silly. And so do most Indians.

Seneca the Younger said...

They do use the phrase "First Nations" up there... which I like better than "Native American" at least. But I agree, the only people I know who say "Native American" are political people and Ward Churchill. All us Indians say "Indian."

Seneca the Younger said...

... but I think if Michael Moore hates them, that should help the Conservatives a lot.

If only we knew that Kos was consulting for the Liberals.

terrye said...


Kinda hard to change now isn't it? There is something patronizing about it.

Have you ever seen the new National Museum of the American Indian? I was surprised when it was not named the Native American Museum.