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 Vast Wasteland #1


Today's Adventure: John Astin and Ted Cassidy listen as Jackie Coogan entertains with a story (he's got a million of 'em!) on the set of The Addams Family.

9 comments :

Fred said...

I think Jackie is telling John that you can't lead with your king.

Andy 7 said...

When I told my wife that the cute little boy in "The Kid" was Uncle Fester you could have knocked her ass over with a feather. Jackie rules!

Jackie's ice breaker when he was in the Armed Forces during WWII was, "Shake the hand that held the dick that fucked Betty Grable". What a badass!

Tempest said...

HAHAHAHAHA

Christopher said...

LOL!!!!..great line!

Peter L. Winkler said...

You rang?

Maureen said...

Why am I only now noticing the woman's leg sticking out of the swordfish's mouth?

Christopher said...

isn't it a booted fisherman's leg on the actual show?

Vladimir Estragon said...

Oh yeah? Whose dick was it?

swac said...

Do the Lurch!