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

Tricky: Scenes from a Life #93

Tricky defeats an opponent "pink down to her underwear" and in the process gets a new nickname. Good day for Dick all-around.

Aldrich/Cole outcome still undetermined.


Fred said...

Pink or not, she had a husband who was a damn fine actor.

Greg said...

One of my favorites in fact. I'll look for a picture of her and Melvyn for a "They Were an Item" post one day.

Greg said...

Also, for those not up on Senatorial political history, my caption refers to the fact that Helen Douglas did, in fact, give Nixon his nickname "Tricky Dick." Without her who knows what this series would be called.

And it was the publisher of the L.A. Daily News, Manchester Boddy, who called her "pink right down to her underwear," not Nixon. Of course, Nixon's campaign exploited that angle immediately even printing up pink info flyers on her and stuffing mailboxes with them.

Vanwall said...

And a bad day for the country, all-around.

Loye said...

Somehow I don't quite loathe him as much after 8 years of #43.

Nancy said...

What is the original source for this photo?