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

When Legends Gather #558


Carl Reiner, Robert Culp and Jesse Jackson.

7 comments :

Fred said...

Comedian. Thespian. Charlatan.

plainwater said...

This should be the start of a new series: When Legends Gather to Mess With Us or Birds of a Feather or something.

djohngo said...

This has got to be the most random picture on this site. Brilliant!

Greg said...

I love the three distinct faces of fashion at work in the photo. Carl has the country club look, Culp the Hollywood Hipster look (he could be auditioning for Hitler in The Producers )and Jesse the urban casual look.

Maureen said...

Wait, what?

Christopher said...

I just assumed this was an I Spy episode at first glance..all them I Spy's look alike..

MichaelRyerson said...

Jesse is explaining why the Rules of Golf don't apply to him.