From a conversation I had the other day with my collaborator L. about which book a character in something we’re writing should be reading:
L.: Ooh, what about Moby-Dick?
FAUSTUS: That’s perfect!
L.: Hmm. Except that relentless obsession doesn’t really have that much to do with what we’re writing about.
FAUSTUS: I wouldn’t say Moby-Dick is exactly about relentless obsession.
L.: What would you say it’s about?
FAUSTUS: I think it’s about prioritizing badly.
And then you and E.S. had sex.
(Sorry… it’s a habit at this point.)
Relentless Obsession? How about Wuthering Heights then?
I am stunned. I just realized that the previous web page reads “1 entries” for November. Faustus, how can you be associated with something so ungrammatical?
Everyone knows why gay men are into Melville… Sailors, ‘The Bishop,’ an unending compulsion to collect white objects… I haven’t the foggiest regarding Herman’s sexuality, but believe based upon the aforementioned data that the man was a queer prophet. Read, screw and be merry!
Jeff: You are not wrong.
Paul: Or me in ninth grade. My friend D.E. was very, very attractive.
lee: I’m choosing to interpret “1” as a substitute for “one” and “entries” as a verb (stress on the second syllable). I don’t know what “to entry” means, but at least the grammar is civilized.
initials: I think I prefer your last line to the Skeptics’ version.
If painting Herman Melville as an effective (if primitive,) dealer in literary rough trade is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
I thought you might be amused to know that this entry triggered the site blocker at the law firm I work for. “faustus goes to an orgy” “faustus is in a pronographic movie”– nothing. But mention the words Gay and Moby-Dick? You’re outta here! (or maybe it was the reference to melville)
You’re still funny.
Faustus, where are you…