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 #7


Today's Adventure: Art Carney and Jackie Gleason make history with every line.

7 comments :

Anitra said...

I love that the cameraman is wearing a suit jacket.

Christopher said...

was there ever a lovlier Apartment in all the world?

Flynn D said...

What year was this? The doors look different to the ones seen in the classic 39 episodes.

Peter Yezukevich said...

Flynn I think that's the door to the rest of the apartment on the left, swung open.

Flynn D said...

Peter,

You had me scratching my head for a moment. I found some screen shots for the set used on the "TV or Not TV" episode ---

http://www.tvstylebook.com/tables/table-51-the-honeymooners-scene-decoupage/

Anyhoo, like Christopher mentioned: was there ever a lovelier apartment in all the world?!

Gene Casey said...

Is it not the one about the IRS?

Greg said...

I don't know which episode this is unfortunately or I'd tell everyone what the date was. Sorry.