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 #28

Jackie Cooper
No. 13 in a series of 50 from Players' Navy Cut Cigarettes

Born in Los Angeles on September 15th, 1923, Jackie Cooper's parents were both
well known on the vaudeville stage, and Jackie himself began acting early, for
he appeared in two-reel film comedies when he was three years old. Later he
joined the famous Our Gang children, and after playing in those comedies
for some time, left for bigger chances. Skippy brought him fame, which
was increased by The Champ. Among his latest pictures are The Bowery,
The Lone Cowboy and Treasure Island. In many of his successful
filmes he has appeared with Wallace Beery.

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