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 #29

What's My Line
Today's Adventure: What's My Line? panelists Frances Day, Jerry Desmonde, Elizabeth Allen, and Gilbert Harding prepare to get to the bottom of things.

4 comments :

Spiracle said...

IMDB suggests 3rd September 1951.

Michael said...

An obvious knock-off of the great game show What's My Shoe Size?

Brent McKee said...

It used to be that British TV took ideas - like "What's My Line?" and "This Is Your Life" - from American TV. These days American TV is taking ideas from the British, like "Dancing With The Stars" ("Strictly Come Dancing"), "American Idol," and most recently "Skating With The Stars" ("Dancing On Ice") from the British.

Tommy O'C said...

Should be WHAT'S MY B-LIST? And that's an upgrade for that bunch.