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

American Logo #4

3 comments :

mister muleboy said...

These guys have got to be communists; they didn't adopt the red, white, and blue colours that plainly signify American Exceptionalism!!

Or Australian, Panamanian, Russian, French, Slovakian, Slovenian, Chilean, Cuban exceptionalism, either.

Looking at it that way, how do the Burger King folks expect to ever sell a burger out there?

chained and perfumed said...

It's some sort of formatting mistake that caused the black background but blue was totally missing at the time.

They have of course since corrected that oversight:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Burger_King_Logo.svg

swac said...

Mind you, in Australia, Burger King has been dethroned and goes by the lowly civilian name of Hungry Jack's.
http://www.hungryjacks.com.au/