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 Limited Pantheon #2


Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle Moose

15 comments :

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Is Moose and Squirrel!

Vanwall said...

Hokey Smokes!

swac said...

...now appearing as Marlon Branflake in A Trolley Named Tallulah!

Christopher said...

"Hey Rocky..Watch me pull a Rabbit outta my Hat!"

Randolph Hoppe said...

"Here's something we hope you'll really like."

Robert Fiore said...

And to think it only took until the second installment for me to understand the heading . . .

Tommy O'C said...

Bullwinkle: Humble, that's me... Mr. Modesty. When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest.

Mark said...

I'm hoping to see Fred Flintstone in this series, though that may not be limited enough!

swac said...

Fred had his limits...mind you, he was no Clutch Cargo.

Christopher said...

I only watched these for Fractured Fairy Tales and Peabody and Sherman..I was never a big R&B fan..even tho i'd watch any cartoon as a kid..

Chris said...

Rocky & Bullwinkle made me the man I am
today, I reckon.

that was Jimi Hendrix' favorite cartoon, BTW.

Vanwall said...

This 'un and "Roger Ramjet" were the high points of TV animation for me.

Lee Marvin Newland said...

In the late 1960s, in front of Jay Ward Studios, where they made R&B, was a 10 foot tall rotating statue of Bullwinkle posed on one foot wearing a red and white striped costume. Directly across Sunset Blvd., on top of a billboard, was a rotating statue of a Vegas showgirl, in exactly the same pose and costume as Bullwinkle.

Bwca Brownie said...

The Sunset Blvd statue of Bullwinkle holding Rocky was still there in 1990, clearly visible from the Chateau Marmont balconies.

Hooked On Stereophonics said...

They changed the statue:
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/bullwinkle-statue-update.html