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 City: Houston #1


Original Caption:

Houston -- The Houston police department evidently has a good scouting staff. Houston boxer Bobby Dennard, 20; former Houston Oiler Footballer, Bobby Jancik, 27; former Houston Astro baseball player, J.C.Hartman; are all now signed up by the Houston Police Academy and will become police patrolmen after successful completion of a 16 week training course. (1968)

5 comments :

Steven Augustine said...

I like how they have the brother pointing the gun *at the viewer*. There are no accidents in PR.

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Steven Augustine said...

Wait... that's not Tommy Smothers in the middle?

Tommy O'C said...

Well, any PR person who would ask someone to point a loaded gun at them is just asking for an "accident waiting to happen."