Thursday, July 31, 2008

Herman Melville

Herman Melville
Originally uploaded by Marc Wathieu

They say that the day in August (the 1st of which is your birthday) when George W. Bush was given a PDB (Presidential Daily Briefing) with the title "Osama Bin Laden Set to Strike in the U.S." that Bush was reading Moby Dick.

Mr. Melville, that is an insult to you. Mr. Bush could never read Moby Dick and UNDERSTAND it (unless, of course, it was the illustrated edition for children 8 and up).

Moby Dick contained one of the truths of man's existence: revenge can tear apart a man's soul.

No, Mr. Bush could not have been reading Moby Dick.

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