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

Sex Education #161

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Maggie Wheeler shuns David Duchovny’s advances in New Year’s Day (Henry Jaglom, 1989).

6 comments :

swac said...

And David Duchovny has the same birthday as Mata Hari. See, the roots run deep here at the Gunslinger...

Flickhead said...

I was wondering if anyone would notice that...!

Frank Coleman said...

What are the chances?? Well, ok, it's one in 365, but STILL!...

Sock MonKey 1 said...

Actually, I learned in a Calculus class years and years ago, that if a random group of people begin revealing their birthdays, you'll get a match, on average, in around 30. I can't remember why that is .

swac said...

Because their parents only did it on Saturday nights?

Unknown said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem

The odds of 23 people sharing a birthday are 50%. With 57 people the odds are 99%.

Now back to your regularly scheduled "Wowza!" and "Badabing".