Q: Which issue had a parody of a chapter of Moby Dick? The parody was one of four parodies of “great literature,” or so I seem to recall. The Moby Dick piece (and I forget its title), concerns the chapter where the Pequod meets
the Samual Enderby at sea, and the Enderby’s captain tells his story. But instead of the captain foretelling the doom of the Pequod, he tells a story about a woman that he met who just turns out to be Captain Ahab’s daughter. Anyhow, the final line of the parody is something like this: “Ahab, his monomania again kindled and stoked, scowled, and disappeared below decks.” Hint: It had to have been in an issue from the
A: An issue from the 1970s? That doesn’t really narrow it down much. Fortunately, I happen to recall it. The article I believe you are looking for is “Obligatory Sex Scenes” from the August 1976 (Compulsory Summer Sex) issue.