Can We All Just Slow Down?
I don't make a habit of clicking through the links on my default home page, MSN.com (which I'm too lazy to change), but every now and then something catches my eye, like "Read 'Moby Dick' in 1 minute." And so I did.I dont make a habit of clicking through the links on my default home page, MSN.com (which Im too lazy to change), but every now and then something catches my eye, like "Read Moby Dick in 1 minute." And so I did. The exercise, produced by Disney.com, is part of the sites Fun for Families Activities section, which includes other "Last Minute Book Reports" from such classics as "War and Peace." The first time I read "Moby Dick," it took me a few weeks, so I couldnt resist seeing how they did it in 1 minute (actually in 1 minute, 20 seconds). Surprisingly, they cram in most of the relevant plot information, but only because the voice that narrates the report sounds like a Rugrat on speed.
Its all just fun and games, of course. Something for the family to do at night while sitting around the computer, and certainly more fun, I suppose, than finding the actual text on the Project Gutenberg site and reading the original words. Or reading the actual book. How boring is that?