Fire the Canon

We read Herman Melville’s bizarre short story Bartleby the Scrivener.  Basically, this guy prefers not to do more and more things until he dies.  Is it pro-capitalism or anti-capitalism?  Is Bartleby a pathetic loser, or is he a hero?  Find out what we think!  Jackie sings the f***ing hobbits theme. Theo comes up with a nickname for himself.  Rachel denies an unnamed company free clout.  Topics include: Jerry Seinfeld, work drunk, the Miss Jackson award, the Hulk, Swilly Willy, Bob Cratchit energy, SmoothMyBalls, ear feathers, cat chat, the Wet Boys, turtle adventures, and Roxane Gay.

Show Notes

We read Herman Melville’s bizarre short story Bartleby the Scrivener.  Basically, this guy prefers not to do more and more things until he dies.  Is it pro-capitalism or anti-capitalism?  Is Bartleby a pathetic loser, or is he a hero?  Find out what we think!  Jackie sings the f***ing hobbits theme. Theo comes up with a nickname for himself.  Rachel denies an unnamed company free clout.  Topics include: Jerry Seinfeld, work drunk, the Miss Jackson award, the Hulk, Swilly Willy, Bob Cratchit energy, SmoothMyBalls, ear feathers, cat chat, the Wet Boys, turtle adventures, and Roxane Gay.

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Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.