This Post is Brought to You by the Letter “Y”

October 24, 2009

I guess rather than the letter “Y” this post is brought to you by the question, “Why?”

As in: Why would anyone want Lemuel Gulliver to be a part of their traveling party?

We are not even a page into section 3 before William Robinson starts hitting ol’ Lemuel up for joining his crew. Not only does he make visit after visit he offers to pay him double (Double!?!) the normal salary.

One might think that Gully after his last two sea voyages might have, I don’t know, something of a reputation among the sea-faring community. Perhaps as being, I don’t know, bad luck. Let’s see he’s only been abducted by giants and miniature men voyages scheduled to take months leave him asea for years on end.

It’s sort of like a sightseeing boat vying for Gilligan’s services.

Let me just say, if I ever found myself in a fictional 18th century England, hired as a boat hand, and I found that Gulliver was on my crew, I might re-think my employment options.

Luckily, I don’t think the chances of that happening are very great.

I too am on my way to Laputa. After reading the first chapter in part III I am pretty sure that 1 of 2 things is true:

1.) Gulliver is a crackpot.
2.) Guilliver is abused some extremely potent hallucinogenic drugs. (An island in the sky? Really, Gulliver, really?)

Well, I hope you are reading remains Swift (Don’t start a battle of puns with me, Twin Brother. It is a battle you cannot win.)

Happy reading,



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