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

The Limited Pantheon #4

Yogi Bear


DickGreenleaf said...

"Ive got a hankerin' for a Pic-a-nic basket"

Michael said...

Nobody goes to Jellystone anymore, it's to crowded.

Monique said...

It's somehow a little distressing that as soon as I saw this image, I could hear the Yogi Bear theme song in the back of my mind. "Yogi Bear is smarter than the...average bear! Yogi Bear is always in the...ranger's hair!" Because that song is hardwired into my brain, there must be some perfectly useful and necessary information crowded out. Like where I left my car keys, for example.

justjack said...

Hello, Porkpie hat!

steves said...

early role model for "smarter than average" opens the door to ill-gotten gains. crime does pay.
my brother died in a trailer parked in jellystone. couldn't stop drinking after decades of slow death. if he was a dog you would have put him out of his misery years before. if he was a bear he would have got away with it all and never had to look back.

Nasrudin said...

Who would win?

Wally Gator versus Quickdraw McGraw?

Roger Ramjet versus Boris & Natasha?

Atom Ant versus Mighty Mouse?

Huckleberry Hound versus Deputy Dawg?

Heckle versus Jeckle?

swac said...

Snagglepuss versus The Great Gazoo?