Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, "Hermie!"



Happy birthday, Herman Melville! You're lookin' mighty good for a guy who's 191 years old! (Kinda "Silver Fox-y," even, if I do say so myself.)

I've written about "The Divine Mister M" -- Catch that reference, Bette Midler fans? -- thrice before: In my previous post... one of my earliest "Foxyblog" posts (a post which I linked to last time)... and here, describing a story I still plan to write... some-freakin'-day.

Thanks for your time.

8 comments:

  1. FoxyBlog...I love it!
    I may have started something by participating in the reading maraathing (this word was a typo..but I sort of like it) of MOCKINGBIRD! There is something about being in a place and building associated with the book -- maybe the spirit of the writer or the characters-or the thousands of souls who have loved the story--that seemed to commune with my love and adoration of the written word as crafted by a gifted writer. What a euphoric experience it was! Let's see....if Herman's 200th birthday is just nine years away, perhaps I have time to become a scholar of MOBY DICK and join in as a major DICK head!! (see previous post) ROFLMAO!!!

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  2. You've really got a thing for this guy, dontcha?

    Since you loved "MB" so much, try reading "Ahab's Wife". It's excellent.

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  3. He DOES look Silver Foxyish! Just trim up his beard and hair and he really would look a lot like you, Mr. Lynch. :)

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  4. @FireLight: The "Dick-heads" do the marathon every January. If you ever want to make the trek, let me know a few months in advance!

    @Cali Girl: Whenever I do an eBay search under "New Bedford" and "w\haling," I see that novel listed. You're right; I should check it out.

    @Betsy: Yeah, don't you just love that ancient face?

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  5. Well, I can't say that I'll read Moby Dick this week, but I will pop in the wonderful 1956 film version in honor of of Mr. Melville! Hey, re FireLight's comment, you should form a Dick Head Society, David. I'll join.

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