Moby Dick on T-book

28 Jan

Lately the publishing world has been turned upside down by the e-book revolution, and many people are theorizing that the days of traditional publishing are coming to an end. Out of the mess I’ve now seen one unique option out of the massive amount of book options, a t-book. What is a t-book it is my phrase for a toilet paper book. Some one has taken it upon himself to type out all of Herman Melville’s classic on a few rolls of toilet paper.
They’ve recently tried to sell it on Ebay, and somehow it didn’t manage to sell. Maybe next time. It could be that not everyone is over the moon with Moby Dick, and that Nathaniel Philbrick’s new book “Why Read Moby Dick” deserves to be read. Or perhaps nearly $1000 is just too much to pay for 6 rolls of aged toilet paper.

Just think if you were equipped with a t-book, you’d always have something to read while being indisposed in the water closet. I see good things in the future of the t-book.


Posted by on January 28, 2012 in Fiction, miscellany


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16 responses to “Moby Dick on T-book

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!

    January 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Too funny for comment from me.

  2. theacarter

    January 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    A T-Book would certainly eliminate the need to take reading material in with you..

    • bibliopirate

      January 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      No more embarrassing moments of someone seeing a person smuggling in a book or magazine.

  3. Richard Mansel

    January 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Must be 12-ply toilet paper to survive that process This person wins the award for the most free time in history.

  4. tareesea

    January 29, 2012 at 12:24 am

    It must’ve been a pain to roll it all up again.

  5. Morgan Mussell

    January 29, 2012 at 12:28 am

    It’s the economy. When times were good, the Virgin Mary grilled cheese fetched a lot more than $1000.

  6. Casey Wyatt

    January 29, 2012 at 12:30 am

    This is hilarious. Both my teenage sons said they be happy to buy a roll. They are not big fans of Moby Dick.

    • bibliopirate

      January 29, 2012 at 5:55 am

      Ha! If it was affordable you’d have to get it. This leads to a whole new level of book reviews. Not worth reading but is great for the W.C.

  7. Gillian Colbert

    January 29, 2012 at 2:14 am

    It’s amazing the way some people find to spend their time.

    • bibliopirate

      January 29, 2012 at 5:54 am

      Too much free time, it isn’t like this was short one. I’d have thought it would require more paper to do the entire novel.

  8. kelloggs77

    January 29, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Toilet paper is exactly where Moby Dick belongs. Not a fan.

  9. Quieter Elephant

    January 29, 2012 at 3:45 am

    What goes around comes around.
    I remember squares of newspaper being used as emergency TP in the outhouse years ago. I used to be particularly upset by the tabloids. Their ink was never as “fast” as the broadsheets, and apt to stain…

  10. Farah Ng @ Broken Penguins

    January 29, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I’m a big Moby fan. I’d buy this and frame it. $1,000 is steep though.

  11. theotherwatson

    January 29, 2012 at 5:23 am

    That is hilarious, just wow. I can think of a few other books that would be good used for that purpose…in particular one that begins with t and rhymes with…fry…bite?

    • bibliopirate

      January 29, 2012 at 5:53 am

      I think T-Books could become the next big thing, the perfect gift for an anonymous Christmas gift exchange.

  12. Impossible A

    January 29, 2012 at 5:30 am

    I always knew that Melville was utterly disposable!


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