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

Unwanted Image #12

Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel go for broke in a scene deleted from Pardon Us.


Vanwall said...

At our favorite little Mexican restaurant, the walls are filled with pics of various movie stars from the past, all Mexican - except for a Laurel & Hardy. Says a lot about their influence.

Pondering Pig said...

Hey, I want that picture. If you don't want it, can I have it? I figure you never know when a good Laurel and Hardy photo will come in handy.

Much more practical than Lauren and Humphrey photos.

swac said...

PP, right click to your heart's content.

East Side said...

From the Spanish-language version of "Pardon Us," cut from the U.S. release.