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

Cyd Charisse Salad, anyone?


Jerry Beck's Cartoon Brew pointed me towards this eBay auction for a 1958 MGM Studios commissary menu. His main interest was the fact that it used familiar MGM cartoon characters a year after the studio had closed its animation studio, but I was more fascinated by the celebrity dishes. I guess by this point Louis B. Mayer's beloved fin & hattie was no longer a commissary staple...

2 comments :

sleepybomb said...

so, what were the dishes?

swac said...

Click on the link and find out!