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

Adventures in the Fight Racket #30

Today's Adventure:

Original Caption:

In This Corner...

Hollywood -- If the fellow at left seems to be familiar, it's only because it's former heavyweight champion-turned-actor Archie Moore. With the ex-boxer in this scene from an NBC-TV dramatic program is actor Harry Guardino. They appear in a TV version of 'It's Mental Work,' a John O'Hara story, on the December 20th segment of the 'Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theater' series. (1963)


Peter L. Winkler said...

I'd like to watch it now.

Booksteve said...

Archie also had a small speaking role in an episode of BATMAN a few years later.