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

Tom McGinnis sloetoe at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 2 17:46:11 CST 2011


Small correction!

> "Ho, well. Better a _sober_ cannibal than a drunk
> Christian..."

--- On Wed, 2/2/11, Tom McGinnis <sloetoe at yahoo.com> 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 _sober_ 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.
> 
> 
> [Time to hit PLAY again.]
> 
> coldicymoviedaytoe
> 



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