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

Great Moments in Marketing #10


Edward R. Murrow shills for a multinational

6 comments :

Vanwall said...

I always figured Ed ran on cigs and joe - why not make a buck or two off consumption?

Ivan G. said...

Good morning...and good luck...

Anonymous said...

As a radio broadcaster not EVEN at his level, I know that coffee is the lifeblood of the business. As we speak, I'm in the middle of a marathon shift here at te station and java is my only friend. Now, if I can only get the bastards who stole my personal mug as I'm now drinking java from a Krispy Kreme cup.

swac said...

That's weird...I'm drinking coffee out of a Krispy Kreme mug as I'm reading this.

Mind you, it's a heavy, old-school ceramic mug that could kill you if it fell on your head. And I'm enough of a zombie as it is before the bean juice starts flowing.

Yaniv Eidelstein said...

what brad of coffee is this ad trying to sell?
is it an ad for coffee in general??

Yaniv Eidelstein said...

"brand" even.