[at-l] It's all in the way you look at it...

Felix J AThiker at smithville.net
Wed Feb 2 16:24:31 CST 2011


On 2/2/2011 1:59 PM, Tom McGinnis wrote:
> So there I was, 10:00 into Moby Dick over there at http://www.hulu.com , when the protagonist (the erstwhile, "Ishmael" (a youngish Richard Basehart), New to New Bedford and forced to share a bed with the tall/dark/mighty Quequeg{?} -- who had just had a knife to his throat per their dark meeting -- recovers himself and mouths a happy,
>
> "Ho, well. Better a drunken cannibal than a drunk Christian..."
>
> In context, it was a very cheery acceptance of his circumstances -- very hiker, very appreciative of an upside, and since I've never seen the movie (Gregory Peck! Orson Welles!), I hope it's indicative of things to come.

I finished reading, for the first time in many, many years, 
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy last night. Lots of funny 
lines in that one...




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