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

Artists and Animals #32
The Golden Age of Publicity #26

Woody Allen and kitten, plus two human companions.

Original Caption:

Anna Marie San Martin, 23, was named "Miss Pussycat 1965" by judges Woody Allen, star of the new movie "What's New Pussycat" and Richard Bonner, General Manager of the L.A. Dept. of Animal Regulations, in a contest held at the L.A. Animal Shelter. Purpose of the event, which drew 25 contestants, was to publicize the availability of kittens for adoption at the Shelter.


Lady Jaye said...

That man, Richard Bonner, looks like a current-day Bob Barker on the pic. Which is so perfect in the context...

Christopher said...

Hows your Pussy today Mrs. Slocombe?

Maureen said...

Oh man, am I ever biting my tongue right now.

Tom Sutpen said...

Well done, Christopher.

An 'Are You Being Served?' reference is always a welcome thing in this blog . . . almost as welcome as a 'Carry On' reference.

Christopher said...

My Pussy was soaking wet"
oh I know,few things bring a smile and give you a lift than the folks at Grace Bros. ;o)