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 #3


King Leonardo

5 comments :

naxalite said...

Some of these episodes are available on youtube, and as of last year, whole seasons streaming for free through aol video

This show is second only to the Uncle Waldo Cartoon Show (Hoppity Hooper) or Rocky and Bullwinkle. Almost pure pre-television's-golden-era zeitgeist.
Thank you for this.

swac said...

Tooter the Turtle can only be a few posts away...razzle dazzle drazzle drone...

Vanwall said...

Roger Ramjet. 'Nuff said.

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

It's mighty hard to resist any cartoon character who impersonates Ronald Colman.

swac said...

Even Toucan Sam?