April 18, 2007

A Colbert by its own Light

Earlier this night I watched the Colbert Report while eating Stephen Colbert-flavored Americone Dream Ben & Jerry's.

In a moment of hyper-literate acuity I was reminded of the passage in Moby Dick about eating a whale steak by a lamp of whale oil. "Eating the whale by its own light," as Melville puts it, in the chapter about The Whale as a Dish. My experience was equally compelling.