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 #13


Cornel Wilde sells Schenley Whiskey

Guest Contributor: Kimberly Lindbergs

4 comments :

Richard Gibson said...

These advertisements are great!

swac said...

After a hard day running half-naked through the jungle, there's nothing I like more than a cold Schenley on the rocks.

Steve said...

If there was ever a time in American alcohol when Schenley was the best whiskey available, then I'm real friggin' glad I don't live in that time.

David said...

If Lost in Translation is to be believed, the spirit of this advert lives on in Japan!