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 #33


The Thunderbirds take a break from their busy schedule to pose for a publicity still.

6 comments :

Fred said...

I used to love this and Captain Scarlet as a kid. I remember seeing a Hank Marvin marrionette with a miniature Burns Bison guitar playing the theme song in one of the movies (I think it was Thunderbirds are Go!).

goomba said...

Thunderbirds are CHILL!

Johnny Dark said...

FAB!

Roderick Heath said...

Insert joke about this cast being slightly more animated than the cast of ________ here.

Brent McKee said...

I'm surprised that Lady Penelope isn't having a smoke. Didn't she usually appear with a cigarette holder?

A said...

RIP Gerry Anderson.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/26/gerry_anderson_dies/