Monday, March 03, 2008

I'm Not Obsessed with the White Whale, But Today I Did Go After It

From my favorite Star Trek movie, First Contact:
Jean-Luc Picard: [softly, to himself] "And he piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole race. If his chest had been a cannon he would have shot his heart upon it."
Lily Sloane: What?
Jean-Luc Picard: Moby Dick.
Lily Sloane: Actually, I never read it.
Jean-Luc Picard: Ahab spent years hunting the white whale that crippled him; but in the end, it destroyed him and his ship.
Lily Sloane: I guess he didn't know when to quit.
I hope that today at work, I was more Captain Jean-Luc Picard and less Captain Ahab.

Yes, I know this doesn't make sense without detail. I just needed to get this down (or up).


saintseester said...

White whale? Obsession? Please tell me you are working on tickets for Wimbley. Ha ha ha.

Mr. Clio said...

Unfortunately, it was a darker and more tedious task.

The Wembley tickets will be a bright and beautiful quest.

daneeta loretta said...

I'm sure you were more Captain Jean-Luc, but there is always a little Ahab in all of us.

Ashley said...

Thou shalt not be alone in your quest. We must discuss over scotch and Cuban agricultural products.

A bridge too far said...

I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We've made too many compromises already; too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far, no further! And I will make them pay for what they've done

Jefferson City said...

Small words from a small being, trying to attack what it doesn't understand.

seven of nine said...

I oooooze sex.

RGNPWNER said...

Beat me to it!!

Puddinhead said...

" seven of nine said...
I oooooze sex."

....just not at the clubs my husband takes me to....

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