Kill That Damn Whale!


There she blows!–there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick, the evil Twitter whale!

. . . from hell’s heart I stab at thee [ye damn Twitter Whale]; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.

All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Geoff Livingston, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick. He piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it.

Die, whale, die!

Inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Image by Sonny Gill.