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

Politicians in Action #61

Tailgunner Joe takes a break from smearing his fellow man to explain he once "caught a commie this big."


Tom Sutpen said...

You sure he wasn't telling a story about Milton Berle?

(I think that's the third time I've done that cheap gag with an image like this)

swac said... was Forrest Tucker.

Greg said...

(I think that's the third time I've done that cheap gag with an image like this)

And it still works! I'm of the mind that when a joke works, repeat it until someone punches you.

mister muleboy said...

Hey, Milton! Just pull out enough to win. . . .

(attributed to Jackie Gleason [and countless others, including Milton himself])

Man, that gag never gets old.