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I WOULD PREFER NOT TO…

Another memorable phrase from Herman Melville. This one is from "Bartleby the Scrivener," a short story that will not die, until reading literature is a "thing" of the past.


Today I would prefer not to write the Monday blog. Yet as promised, here are the three finalists for The New Yorker cartoon.



No doubt I have a bias. But I think these captions from several students rival if not beat two of the three finalists. 😊


What a fluke meeting here!

Leg of man chips have a crunchier bite.


What an odd place to catch dinner!

Are you stalking me?


Have you found the aisle with tuna fish? Where can I find sardines?

Can you reach the tinned blubber? (three students of like minds)


Just one more bite, Ahab.

Go ahead! Make my day.

I never finished the book!



Next week: Ah, humanity: Melville's timeless, brilliant, "Bartleby the Scrivener."







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