This strip is, specifically, a take-off of Book 1, Satire IV, in which a fish is discovered that's too large to cut apart or cook with any conventional means. It ends up being presented as a gift to the Emperor, who hopefully isn't allergic. You know what they said when they couldn't cook the giant fish? "You're gonna need a bigger grill."
Thank you, thank you I'll be here all night.
Author: Juvenal • Year: Late-1st Century AD • Info:Wikipedia
Lit Brick is a comic started by Jodie Troutman in an effort to read the entire Norton Anthology of English Literature. Having eventually succeeded in that goal, it now features comics about all manner of random literature. For more of Jodie's work, visit troutcave.net!