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Old July 18 2013, 10:23 AM   #22
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Re: I am shocked, absolutely shocked

In regards to literature, I was shocked when I mentioned having a kid's fishing tournament on base and calling it "Little Ahab's Fishing Tournament" that I was told we couldn't call it that because it was racist!! Racist because Ahab sounds like "Arab".

Neither of the two dolts had ANY idea of who Captain Ahab was and when I tried to explain it their blank stares grew even blanker. I mean its one thing if they hadn't ever read Moby Dick, but to not even recognize the name of such an iconic character from American literature was truly baffling to me.
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