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

Broadcasters #82

Keith Olbermann looking stupid
Keith Olbermann, the moustache years.


Jckinnick said...

Hook somebody up with that Andy Kaufman, Jerry Seinfield, and Larry David pic of them backstage.

DickGreenleaf said...

For half a sec, I thought it was Gary Owens

Fred said...

I always hated him as a sportscaster. Since he became a political commentator, I wish he would go back to doing sports. I'm still convinced Chuck Knoblauch was aiming for Keith when he accidently hit Keith's mom with an errant throw.

VP81955 said...

I peripherally worked with Keith in the late 1980s when I was at a sports broadcast wire service and his TV station in Los Angeles was one of our clients. He helped us break the Wayne-Gretzky-to-the-Kings story, and I had several phone conversations with him in the process.

P.S. My mother is 89 and watches "Countdown" every weeknight (except when the Nationals are playing).