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

The Cool Hall of Fame #79


Diana Rigg

8 comments :

Vanwall said...

Cooler than cool.

DaydreamSupercollider said...

Not only cool but also hip...

Jessica R. said...

I want to be Diana Rigg when I grow up.

swac said...

Uh...what was it Vanwall was saying earlier about a cold shower?

Tom Sutpen said...

Indeed. This was a borderline Sex Education entry . . . and I may still amend it as one. True, there's no skin, but . . . yeoww!

Vanwall said...

Now, if you're talkin' Sex Education entry, she'd be hotter than hot!

P.S. - Will there ever be another shot on television as amazing as her spiked collar one in the Hellfire Club episode of the Avengers?

Brent McKee said...

Now that was a sex education shot!

Mike D said...

my first love. as a 10 year old boy i remember first seeing The Avengers reruns on TV and they, and more especially she, blew my tiny mind.