The New Bedford Whaling Museum's Moby-Dick Marathon is an annual non-stop reading of Herman Melville's literary masterpiece. The multi-day program of entertaining activities and events is presented every January. Admission to the Marathon is free.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Latest News from the Feejees - 4

courtesy of jasonlam
In case you're not keeping up with Iron-bound Bucket, check out this recent post. Follow the link, play the audio clip, count the facile rhymes, and shudder. (Sweet mother of God, can we retire the phrase "a whale of a tale?")

But wait, it gets worse!  Apparently this thing has been around since 1992. You can go to Music Theatre International to listen to clips of twenty-odd tunes from this "show," and request a perfomance license.

Death seems the only desirable sequel for a career like this...


  1. It can't possible be better than this:

  2. What I'm wondering is, how did you know it was my birthday Sunday? Thanks for the mention, and the cake!

    As for the song, maybe someone could sing this ditty at the next marathon.

  3. @Iron-bound Bucket -- I keep waiting for the Marathon to spin off guerrilla activities; maybe "tar's karaoke" in a nearby bar (you can DJ), or a pre-Marathon reading of "Etymology" and "Extracts."

  4. I was shocked when I heard "Etymology" and "Extracts" are skipped. That ought to be remedied.

  5. I swear by my tattoo that now my husband wants to put 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on our Netflix queue!

  6. It's worth watching once. The Kirk Douglas hornpipe is probably the best part of the movie.