If I Were In High School


If I were in High School I would definitely be making fun of the following chapter titles from Moby Dick. But, of course, I’m not. I’m a real live, honest to goodness grown-up who would never think of making fun of the following chapter titles.

  • Chapter 10 — A Bosom Friend
  • Chapter 30 — The Pipe
  • Chapter 41 — Moby Dick
  • Chapter 54 — The Town Ho’s Story
  • Chapter 60 — The Line
  • Chapter 63 — The Crotch
  • Chapter 80 — The Nut
  • Chapter 81 — The Pequod Meets The Virgin
  • Chapter 86 — The Tail
  • Chapter 124 — The Needle
  • Chapter 125 — The Log and Line

I’m glad to be a respectable adult who’s above that sort of thing.


9 comments

  1. EegahInc says:

    You said “nut”. Heh Heh Heh.

  2. Elliot says:

    The Town Ho’s Story?!? That probably sounds way more interesting than it is…

  3. Imani says:

    Ha ha! “The Pipe”.

  4. Ian says:

    Ah, we’re all a little Beavisy and Buttheadsy inside aren’t we?

  5. Tallfreak says:

    HAHA. Funny post. I never realized Moby Dick had so many funny named chapters. Good thing I didn’t have to read it in high school. I would have been cracking up too much to concentrate.

  6. clemens says:

    I think Herman intended them exactly the way your readers understood them. After all, he did jump ship to spend several months dallying among Polynesian nymphs and their coconuts. Made a best seller out of it too.

  7. Ian says:

    Thanks, Tallfreak. Welcome to Upper Fort Stewart.

    And Clemens, “Polynesian Nymphs and their coconuts” wins todays comment section contest. Your prize is in the mail.

  8. JaneDoughnut says:

    And if I weren’t an adult, I would have just spewed Coke out my nose.

  9. Ian says:

    Aw, go ahead, Jane, let it fly! 🙂

    And welcome to Upper Fort Stewart.

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