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 #15

Lucy and Desi in office
Today's Adventure: Lucy, Desi and the back of William Frawley's head discuss next week's episode.


Timmy said...

Dig that crazy quilt-lookin' picture framed on the wall of Lucy & Desi...

Greg said...

I love Desi's desk lamp. It's like the mother ship coming in for a landing.

Tempest said...

Desi: "No Lu-Cee we dit the choc-late maker zine last yaer. I say NO!!"

Lucy: "BUT RICKEEYYY!!!! Ethel?!!"

Ethel: "I'm with Rick. It's been done AND forget crushing grapes."

Lucy: "Fred?!!!

Fred: *sound of crickets*

Desi: "OH-Kay mov'in on.."

Read somewhere-but can't remember where Desi told Sinatra "Hey Frank-Fvck You!" to his face in some nightclub (Havana?).
And Chairman of the Board didn't mess with him.

No doubt in my mind Desi had a pair of brass ones -and his mob was bigger than Frank's mob.

Always liked him and the way he carried himself.

Tommy O'C said...

Desi had juice, no doubt about it (although Jimmy the Weasel told how Desi almost got bumped off because of his portrayal of Capone, Nitti, et al, in "The Untouchables"). But he looks majorly zonked, as he loved the booze, the babes, and he probably needed another Bennie just to get through this meeting.

TIM said...

These two had a troublesome, but
endearing marriage for eleven years
until they got together for this
show so they could stay together --
and all their hard work to make one
of the best -- if not -- the best
situation comedies on television
swallowed them up and spit them
out. So now we have it -- as we've
had for almost sixty years -- and
they didn't get it. They couldn't
stay together because of the fame
and the stress and the pressure
took it. But when you see it,
you definately see their love.
That shines on and on and on..