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 #571


Max Baer and Kim Novak

9 comments :

Robert Fiore said...

That's the Vertigo get-up, isn't it?

Robert Fiore said...

And now I'm kicking myself. I should have said "All dressed up and no Vertigo."

peterrocker said...

Looks more like Rex Harrison than max Baer

Timmy said...

Looks like a TKO...

Pappy said...

Judy, Judy, Judy!

Tempest said...

Max Baer HATED Two Tony Galento. Baer admitted he kept punching Beer Barrel Galento and let it last as long as possible. It seems 2 Ton Tony would call Max's home the night before the fight and go on a tirade how would would "Moida Da Bum. HAHAHAHA.

Whose the goil. Wadn't she in dat movie INDIGO?

Tommy O'C said...

Two knockouts.

Flynn D said...
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Flynn D said...

Of course John Wayne would've KO'd Max Baer in the climactic fight scene...