The @midnight digital pod decided to read all of Moby Dick live on Periscope without stopping. It took over 28 hours. Guests stopped by, bits happened, minds were lost. Here are some memorable moments:
  1. Saying "call me Ishmael."
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    I got to kick off the whole thing and it felt badass!!!
  2. Taylor in a shark costume
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    First he attacked me while reading, then he picked up the book and started reading himself!
  3. @FunnyOrDie brought a hype man (@demi)
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    Damn! He sure was pumped about reading, yo!
  4. Nate Corddry!
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    Nate hosts a live show / podcast called "Reading Aloud," which made him a particularly awesome guest.
  5. Hardwick!
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    The host of @midnight stopped by to tell us what Quequeq was up to.
  6. Demi in a pumpkin mask
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    With a weird accent. Kinda British, but not really?
  7. Italian or Jamaican?
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    Demi tried to do an Italian accent but it was clearly Jamaican.
  8. Steve Agee
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    Stayed in an over-the-top sarcastic tone the entire time.
  9. LA Opera
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    Some folks from the opera version read from the book version!
  10. Santina Muha
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    Santina is the best & she got to read the chapter where we meet Ahab for the first time!
  11. Ben Garant
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    Fun fact: he produces @midnight!
  12. Taylor is cute
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    😘
  13. Emmy Blotnick
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    Writer on @midnight !
  14. Kimmy Gatewood
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    She asked viewers to tell her what accent to do, and she delivered the following: British, German, Klingon, Singing Jamacian, Person in Fargo, bad Dean Connery, bad Christopher Walken, and bad Shatner.
  15. Carvel follows us now
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    Because we liked their Fudgey the Whale joke, of course.
  16. Sexy Dan Telfer
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    @dantelfer made the correct assumption that adding funk music and taking your clothes off can make Moby Dick sexy as fuuuuck
  17. Bjork
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    Oh wow the real Bjork!
  18. April Richardson
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    Didn't read much, mostly asked questions about the 2002 movie "Ghost Ship."
  19. A puppet
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    Fun fact: we made this puppet for a Vine almost a year ago.
  20. Randazzo & Son
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    Joe (@midnight head writer) brought his son Cormac to read, but Cormac had other plans.
  21. Jesse Joyce
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    Did some legit voice acting with an Irish accent.
  22. Jack Martin
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    Executive Producer of @midnight! He got to read the chapter entitled "Moby Dick!"
  23. Craig Cackowski
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    "Hey Craig! Remember me? I took your improv class! Anywho, wanna come over and read some Moby Dick?"
  24. Chelsea Davidson
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    Writer for @midnight! She attempted a bunch of impressions. They were just ok.
  25. Joel Spence
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    Y'all seen him do improv? He's good at it!
  26. Richie Fitzmillionare & Jake Sprague
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    Honored to have Richie Fitzmillionare (who claimed that's her REAL name AND she's Helen Hunt's daughter) and Jake Sprague.
  27. 2:45 am: we all lost our minds.
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    Demi kept crying from laughter every time he thought about chicken with a Twitter account.
  28. I miss Ify
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    Ify (@ifysnotfumny) gave such a powerful performance that once he was done all we could do was talk about how much we missed him. For a moment we thought we could get #IfyAdventures to trend.
  29. Steven Hawking
    We convinced our Periscope audience that Steven Hawking was coming to read, and then felt kinda bad that we couldn't deliver...
  30. #YouMissedIt
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    Around 4am is when bits got crazy in the Periscope chat, where everyone pitched celebrity guests they wanted to show up to read. Oh, wait, they did show up? Yeah, but you missed it.
  31. Toilet Paper Mummy Davey
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    Sorry Davey! These things happen at 4am!
  32. Catie Daley
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    6:am - Catie (@midnight production manager) wears a bear onesie and brings us breakfast sandwiches because she's the best.
  33. Jerry Cole
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    Hollywood Center Studios' VP of marketing read for a FULL HOUR And then SANG US A SEA SHANTY! His pirate voice also became an instant favorite with the Periscope audience.
  34. Phoebe from Legal
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    Fun fact: Phoebe is also the voice of "Audio Quiz" on @midnight
  35. Miel
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    Doing a bunch of accents!
  36. Ben Cahn
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    Gives great summaries directly after long sentences!
  37. Katie Mathewson & Marina Shifran
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    Matching denim shirts + live drawings of the story = A groundbreaking Periscope
  38. Adam McCabe
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    Gets immediate props for having already read Moby Dick TWICE in his life.
  39. Justin Michael
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    Host of Batman: the Animated Podcast! Getting real sexy in a bathrobe.
  40. Brodie Reed
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    Gave a reading that Periscope found to be "real chill."
  41. DONE!
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    Started Thursday at 9am, ended Friday at 1:25 pm.