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 Lunatic Fringe #5


Original Caption:

A member of staff at Lyon & Turnbull auction house holds up a copy of the book "Golf in the Year 2000 or What We Are Coming To" before its auction in Edinburgh, January 19, 2005. In a book published in 1892 with uncanny echoes of 16th century French seer Nostradamus, golfer Jack McCullogh also predicted that women would start dressing like men and do all the work while their menfolk took to the golf courses full-time.

4 comments :

MadHatter said...

I think I'll wait for the Kindle version to come out. ;)

Brent McKee said...

Sadly the prediction in this book failed to take into account the fact that women would learn how to golf.

Fred said...

In the Year 2525, you'd be so strong you'd use your putter to drive...

Jesse said...

Women wearing pants? Sounds like early, crazy sci fi to me.