Continuing the Moby-Dick theme on this blog, I present for your edification "Ask a Nineteenth Century Whaling Expert."
Ambergris is pretty gross, but I'd still like to smell some.
"Federalist blogwench" -- Fenno
"[A] caricature of Goffmanian anxiety." -- M. Vanderwheel
"[R]ude, cruel, and shows a blatant lack of open-minded understanding." -- Twilighters Anonymous