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 Fair: Peace Through Understanding #6


Original Caption:

Flushing -- This isn't the latest scene from a horror movie, but Janice Zupan of Detroit shows appropriate fright nevertheless at the General Motors building in the World's Fair site in Flushing, New York. The press previewed the enormous GM Futurama exhibit, and one of the segments was an animated octopus being probed under seas. Janice was an added attraction to this unusual feature. (1964)

2 comments :

Christopher said...

...now just get in there and wrap his tentacles around ya..

swac said...

Futurama? Is that an ancestor of Zoidberg's?