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

Collect 'Em All #5


Clark Gable
(No. 24 in a series of 48 from Gallaher Tobacco, Virginia House, London & Belfast)
"Playing a strong, dynamic role makes anyone feel good--and after making 'Test Pilot' I felt as though I'd just returned from vacation in Tahiti. It was a relief to keep right clear of dress-up clothes for a picture, as well. If the film was enjoyed half as much by people who saw it as by Myrna Loy and I, then they sure got their money's worth!"

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