The Hunting of the Snark

I really like Lewis Carroll, primarily his poetry.  I've memorized the Walrus and the Carpenter, and I've tried to memorize the Hunting of the Snark.  The Hunting of the Snark, though, is much longer than the Walrus and the Carpenter, so I (predictably) failed. That said, it's a really excellent story -- the kind that would make a really cool independent short film.

BTW:  Here is a kickstarter video.

There are 19 days left to go in the project, and they're not very close to their goal but they just got linked by Boing Boing, so I'm hopeful. For a $5 pledge, if the project gets funded, you can get a DRM-free digital copy of the film.

Here's the poem, and an excerpt below of one of the many good bits:

 There was one who was famed for the number of things

He forgot when he entered the ship:

His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings,

And the clothes he had bought for the trip.


He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,

With his name painted clearly on each:

But, since he omitted to mention the fact,

They were all left behind on the beach.


The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because

He had seven coats on when he came,

With three pairs of boots--but the worst of it was,

He had wholly forgotten his name.