The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Seminal Image #133

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Horse Feathers
(Norman Z. McLeod; 1932)

3 comments :

Ivan G. said...

One of the setbacks of being a film buff is that when someone in a computer-related field mentions passwords and you respond "Swordfish!"...they have absolutely no clue what you're talking about.

I once knew a guy who told me flat out that the Marx Brothers weren't funny. Since murder is still on the books as being illegal, I have since managed to avoid his company at all costs.

swac said...

Usually you say "swordfish" and they think about Halle Berry's breasts. Happily, I am not one of those people.

I've heard from those who don't find the Marxes funny. But between them and the Goons, there's nothing funnier on the planet. Oh well, their loss.

sleepybomb said...

the marx brothers not funny? why, i'd horse whip that boy. if i had a horse . . .
SWORDFISH!