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 #26

Boone (standing) on set of Have Gun, Will Travel
Today's adventure brought to you by the original caption:

Judging by the sign on the back of the chair, actor Richard Boone (Right) is trying to talk to "himself." Actually, Boone, who plays the role of Paladin in CBS-Tv's Have Gun, Will Travel was taking over as director for one of the segments of the series. He's instructing a member of the cast as the latter sits in the director's chair.


MichaelRyerson said...

I think the 'member of the cast' is actually Boone's stand-in as he's wearing Paladin's hat and is otherwise dressed exactly like Boone with the exception of the gunbelt.

Timmy said...

It's Clint Eastwood in the chair & Boone is lettin' him know, in no uncertain terms that he's on the wrong set.