History Funny / MobyDick

29th Aug '17 8:24:39 PM Stretch5678
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"By some, ambergris is supposed to be the cause, others the effect, of the dyspepsia in the whale. How to cure such a dyspepsia it were hard to say, unless by administering three or four boat loads of Brandreth's pills, and then running out of harm's way, as laborers do in blasting rocks."

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"By -->"By some, ambergris is supposed to be the cause, others the effect, of the dyspepsia in the whale. How to cure such a dyspepsia it were hard to say, unless by administering three or four boat loads of Brandreth's pills, and then running out of harm's way, as laborers do in blasting rocks."
29th Aug '17 8:23:41 PM Stretch5678
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*On discussing ambergris, a waxy substance of high value, produced in the stomachs of sick whales, we get this gem:
"By some, ambergris is supposed to be the cause, others the effect, of the dyspepsia in the whale. How to cure such a dyspepsia it were hard to say, unless by administering three or four boat loads of Brandreth's pills, and then running out of harm's way, as laborers do in blasting rocks."
12th Apr '17 1:17:15 PM GothicProphet
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* Elijah acting like a cross between a [[LoonyFan Loony Fan]] and a yandere over Ahab. Made even funnier by the fact that Elijah knowing all these strange details of Ahab's personal life implies that he could have been ''there;'' he would have to have been, as Ahab isn't exactly the type to monologue about his backstory. In other words, Elijah being obsessed with someone who in turn is famous for being obsessive.

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* Elijah acting like a cross between a [[LoonyFan Loony Fan]] and a yandere over Ahab. Made even funnier by the fact that Elijah knowing all these strange details of Ahab's personal life implies that he could have been ''there;'' he would have to have been, as Ahab isn't exactly the type to monologue about his backstory. In other words, Elijah being obsessed with someone who in turn is famous for being obsessive.obsessive.
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18th Jan '17 12:38:48 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* When the dead whale hung at the side of the ship attracts hungry sharks, Stub orders the chef Fleece to give the sharks a sermon to make them quiet down.

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* When the dead whale hung at the side of the ship attracts hungry sharks, Stub orders the chef Fleece to give the sharks a sermon to make them quiet down.down.
* Elijah acting like a cross between a [[LoonyFan Loony Fan]] and a yandere over Ahab. Made even funnier by the fact that Elijah knowing all these strange details of Ahab's personal life implies that he could have been ''there;'' he would have to have been, as Ahab isn't exactly the type to monologue about his backstory. In other words, Elijah being obsessed with someone who in turn is famous for being obsessive.
15th Jan '17 1:32:49 PM mlsmithca
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-> '''Ishmael:''' Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.

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-> --> '''Ishmael:''' Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
26th Dec '16 7:31:27 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* There is a chapter where a man makes himself a jacket of sorts out of the skin of a whale's penis.

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* There is a chapter where a man makes himself a jacket of sorts out of the skin of a whale's penis.penis.
* When the dead whale hung at the side of the ship attracts hungry sharks, Stub orders the chef Fleece to give the sharks a sermon to make them quiet down.
30th Sep '16 1:08:42 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Chapter 55 is just a series of {{TakeThat}}s to various illustrations of whales that Melville finds inaccurate.
26th Sep '16 7:55:28 AM themanwithathousandtabs
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* Every body knows the famous opening line, "Call me Ishmael." But unfortunately, fewer people know the part that come immediately after:
-> '''Ishmael:''' Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
6th Jul '16 1:47:14 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* In Chapter 72, Stubb goes on [[BerserkButton a long rant]] when he finds out that Dough Boy tried to give Queequeg ginger tea instead of an actual ''drink''.

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* In Chapter 72, Stubb goes on [[BerserkButton a long rant]] when he finds out that Dough Boy tried to give Queequeg ginger tea instead of an actual ''drink''.''drink''.
* There is a chapter where a man makes himself a jacket of sorts out of the skin of a whale's penis.
23rd May '16 11:10:35 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* The chapter Postscript (which is not, actually, a postscript to the book, but a postscript to an AuthorTract that came before). Its mockery of monarchists is scathing enough that the English first edition removed the chapter entirely. In short, Melville compares coronation annointment with oil to putting oil dressing on a salad, and compares the aristocratic habit of oiling one's hair for vanity with being a dirty greaser. In nearly Shakespearean English.

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* The chapter Postscript (which is not, actually, a postscript to the book, but a postscript to an AuthorTract that came before). Its mockery of monarchists is scathing enough that the English first edition removed the chapter entirely. In short, Melville compares coronation annointment with oil to putting oil dressing on a salad, and compares the aristocratic habit of oiling one's hair for vanity with being a dirty greaser. In nearly Shakespearean English.English.
* In Chapter 72, Stubb goes on [[BerserkButton a long rant]] when he finds out that Dough Boy tried to give Queequeg ginger tea instead of an actual ''drink''.
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