Wednesday, April 13, 2011

U: Ulysses

Yeah- you know the one, by that dude Joyce. I wrote my seminar paper on the cat. You remember the cat, right? He appears in four scenes; he and Leopold Bloom have conversations...well, not exactly what we humans term "conversations," but Bloom would speak to the cat, and the cat would meow back (I swear- take out that old battered, tattered copy of Ulysses and look it up if you don't believe me. But I digress). Anyway, I wrote about the cat. The professor didn't like my paper. I thought it was the best paper I had ever written. Let's just say, I didn't do well in that class.

Sample sentence: Yeah, I read Ulysses. What was it about, you ask? Well, that's another story....


  1. This is bullshit, because it completely neglects the fact that you are sometimes required to talk about the Tennyson poem "Ulysses."

  2. Ah good point! Tennyson's Ulysses, I think, is the most beautiful poem in the English language.