Friday, October 12, 2012

Lagniappe: No Suicides and No Smoking

I have just finished listening to Chapter 24 of Moby Dick in the Moby Dick Big Read. Who knew Melville was funny? Not often, but in a previous chapter I was cracking up over the landlady:
"Betty, go to Snarles the Painter, and tell him to paint me a sign, with—'no suicides permitted here, and no smoking in the parlor;'—might as well kill both birds at once."


  1. Melville can be very funny, and there are parts of Moby that are hilarious. I found Ishmael's first meeting with Queequeg outrageoulsy funny, and as well as his that interview with Captain Peleg.

  2. Long, long before the end of MOBY DICK I was cheering for the whale.

    - Mack in Kirbyville