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

Sex Education #148


Diana Rigg

15 comments :

Mythical Monkey said...

Allow me to be the first to say, "Humina humina."

Robert Fiore said...

Of all the sex education faculty, Dame Diana is the most instructive. Those are very brief underpants.

H. P. L. said...

Chris Claremont and John Byrne were taking notes.

ido said...

dear god in heaven.....

Fred said...

This from the Hellfire Club episode of The Avengers which was not shown on US television during the show's original run. I have it on DVD and its a good thing, b/c if it was on VHS I'd have worn it out by now.

Timmy said...

Me oh my! Make me write bad checks...

Kreisler said...

What can you say? Truly an avenger.

Maureen said...

I wonder if this is why my mother named our cat Mrs. Peel.

Vanwall said...

Possibly the most amazing image ever broadcast on TV, considering the times.

jsom said...

uh....class dismissed....

Christopher said...

look at them big ol' Godziller legs!woo woo

swac said...

CBC wasn't afraid to show this one, and thanks to their airing of it I can pinpoint the exact moment that I hit puberty.

VP81955 said...

Rodgers and Hammerstein were right -- there is nothing like a Dame!

mister muleboy said...

who is that with the snake . . . .?

swac said...

Argh, it's vanished! If anything needs a repost...