Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    He heaps me!

  2. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. -Ahab

  3. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, 5 months ago

    They’re gonna need a bigger boat.

  4. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, 5 months ago

    That’s what really happened to the Minnow…

  5. rick scott

    rick scott GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    When one stares at the whale too long, the whale begins to stare back.

  6. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, 5 months ago

    To avoid the hazard, they should have hire the pilot whale.

  7. SheMc

    SheMc said, 5 months ago

    Amazing, some of the watchers are not even looking!

  8. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, 5 months ago

    @J. Short

    [Lily tries to convince Picard to self-destruct the Enterprise, but he is defiant.]
    Lily Sloane: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt your little quest. Captain Ahab has to go hunt his whale!
    Jean-Luc Picard: [offended] What?
    Sloane: You do have books in the 24th-century?
    Picard: This is not about revenge!
    Sloane: Liar!
    Picard: [agitated] This is about saving the future of humanity!
    Sloane: Jean-Luc, blow up the damn ship!!
    Picard: NO! NOOOOOOOOO!!! [smashes a display case in anger; Both pause, shocked] 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!
    Sloane: [looking at the broken remains of the Enterprise-D model] You broke your little ships. [pause] See you around, Ahab.
    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.”
    Sloane: What?
    Picard: Moby Dick.
    Sloane: Actually, I never read it.
    Picard: Ahab spent years hunting the white whale that crippled him; but in the end, it destroyed him and his ship.
    Sloane: I guess he didn’t know when to quit.

  9. Tatenda

    Tatenda said, 5 months ago

    @J. Short

    Also quoted by Khan (Ricardo Montalban) in “The Wrath of Khan.”

  10. manoloroco

    manoloroco said, 5 months ago

    Is the whale jealous of the princess?

  11. Master Diver

    Master Diver GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    The Second Hearse!

  12. JR6019

    JR6019 said, 5 months ago

    Also quoted by Sheldon Cooper in the Big Bang Theory when he first confronted his arch enemy Will Wheaton.

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