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 Future is Now #39


At a fashion event in November 1952, the inflatable bra comes to France. French TV celebrity Jacques Angelvin demonstrates the proper method for inflating it.

4 comments :

Peter Nellhaus said...

Got milk?

Fred said...

And in case of emergency, your brasierre can double as a flotation device!

VP81955 said...

At first, I thought it was a new, PG-rated method of adult breastfeeding.

gaston said...

Jacques Angelvin was later caught by the cops when he returned from US with a car full of drug on the boat. He was sentenced to jail for many years.

A french reader who remember this and does not know really why...