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 #12

Jack Palance endorses Heublein Cocktails

Guest Contributor: Kimberly Lindbergs of Cinebeats


Richard Gibson said...


Vanwall said...

Geez - if he was pulling on a pair of black gloves, I'd go out and buy 10 bottles out of fear.

Richard Gibson said...

He was a Geezer alright, look at him, he's mixing himself a drink at the wheel of some sort of machine, perhaps it's his boat or plane or something either way I agree with Vanwall I bet he helped to shift some more units of booze, at least within a certain demographic.

Cheers Jack!

swac said...

Man, if Jack Palance takes you out to sea on his boat and starts pouring Heublein down your throat...I think the grin kinda says it all.