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

In the Studio #51


Theodor Geisel, Boris Karloff and Charles M. Jones

9 comments :

Christopher said...

ah..a happy foto..looks like all are in agreement there..

estiv said...

Chuck is stylin' with that bowtie.

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Tom....

I am in awe of this site. It always leaves me freaking speechless. Please, don't ask me why. I cannot even attempt an answer.

Tom Degan

Steve_W said...

My favorite Christmas special!

Tommy O'C said...

"I must stop Christmas from coming!"

TIM said...

Dr. Seuss was initially uninterested in animating this or any of his books, but Chuck Jones managed to persuade him. Though all of the production and character designs were based upon original artwork from the book, Dr. Seuss thought that the Grinch more closely resembled Chuck Jones rather than the original Grinch drawings.

Fred said...

My favorite author, my favorite actor and my favorite animation director, all in one place at one time!

Tom McMahon said...

Where's Thurl?

swac said...

That's my childhood in a nutshell, right there.