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

Art Of The Panel: Dell #6
Adventures in the Cold War #3

(Artists Unknown)


swac said...

To this day, I've only seen a couple of episodes of the original Mission: Impossible, knowing it more via pop cultural references to it, but just over a week ago I found an entire season (one of the later ones) in a remainder bin for $10, along with season three of another blank space, The Wild, Wild West. I'm looking forward to finally catching up with the real thing.

mister muleboy said...

The later seasons became more and more technical, beginning to resemble bad Bond movies. But, like many fine shows, if you've seen one, you've seen 'em all -- it's the same format episode to episode.

The differences are in the hairstyles and the overacting. . . .

Vanwall said...

The first season, with Mr. Briggs here in the comic, were the best.