The Dating Game: Moby-Dick Version

14 Apr

Do you remember the groovy music?  The large flower/paint splotches on the set?  The three director’s chairs?  Oh, readers, chapters 26 and 27 are The Dating Game of Moby-Dick.  Three mates.  Which one will you choose?

Bachelor number one is from Nantucket.  He’s “embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian,”  He’s a “staid, steadfast man.”  He does admit to being superstitious, but that can be blamed on his nautical profession.

Bachelor number two is a Cape Cod native.  He’s “happy-go-lucky” and also a man of the sea.  “Good-humored, easy, and carless”: this bachelor remains unruffled in the most extreme of situations. He says it is his fondness for his pipe that allows him to keep his positive disposition.

Bachelor number three comes from Martha’s Vineyard.  He is passionate about his career-path and feels “no apprehension of any possible danger” concerning his perilous position.  Friends of this bachelor have given him the nick-name “King-Post”.

Contestants, have you prepared your questions?  Remember that you must make your selection only on the basis of their answers.  No peeking!

Which mate, I mean bachelor, will you choose?

Wait!  This just in… It seems that bachelor number one has a wife and child?!  Bachelor number one First-mate Starbuck is disqualified from the competition.  How scandalous!

Tune in next time when The Dating Game features Cannibals.


Posted by on April 14, 2012 in Moby-Dick


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9 responses to “The Dating Game: Moby-Dick Version

  1. Christina Joy

    April 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Shoot. I was totally going to choose Starbuck – I figure he’s probably well to-do in coffee royalties. Oh, well, I’d like to ask the remaining two contestants the following question:

    If we went out on a date and I ordered chicken at a seafood restaurant, would you still call me the next day?

    • Christine

      April 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

      I liked Starbuck too.
      My standard Red Lobster order is Cajun Chicken Linguini Alfredo.

  2. Jeannette

    April 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    What? No chowder, Christine?

    • Christine

      April 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      No chowder. Just lots of cheddar bay biscuits.

    • Christina Joy

      April 16, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      My RL order is pretty much the same. Once I tried the Lobster Pizza, though. It was okay. Oh, and the original question might have it’s base in a true story.

      • Adriana @ Classical Quest

        April 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

        My curiosity is piqued Christina. We’re you scorned in love by a brawny tattooed sailer b/c you ordered chicken at a seafood restaurant?

        I must know more.

      • Christina Joy

        April 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

        Not so much a brawny tattooed sailor as a pale, self-centered private saxophone instructor. And not so much spurned in love, as mostly ignored for the remainder of my student teaching. I’ve always blamed/thanked the chicken.

  3. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    April 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    When in doubt, go with the chicken.


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