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

Politicians in Action #20


Pres. Lyndon Baines Johnson makes Abe Fortas laugh

9 comments :

Mike Mahaffie said...

Wow. I had heard that LBJ was a dominating force as a leader. This really shows the physical thrust of the man and how, even in fun, he's overwhelming his interlocutor.

Brent McKee said...

Until I read the description I thought it was LBJ threatening Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson. Which did in fact happen.

Fred said...

A better caption might have read "Pres. Lyndon Baines Johnson makes Abe Fortas shit his pants."

Mr DeBakey said...

"Personal space? What the Fuck is that? Personal space. Sounds Commie to me! You a Commie??? Than shut the Fuck up about Personal Space!"

Vanwall said...

At least Johnson wasn't on the crapper - a political blumpkin lover if there ever was one.

SomeNYGuy said...

At least Johnson left Fortas an inch and a half between his crotch and his bunghole...

Son said...

"behind closed doors"

The Real Mike Is Back said...

I'd bet my last $100 this joke involves pussy...

E said...

See "The Treatment"

http://www.afterimagegallery.com/nytjohnson.htm