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 Heretofore Unmentioned #134

Guy Williams


Andy 7 said...

Whenever he went to Mexico he was treated as a major star because he played Zorro on The Walt Disney Show.

It also didn't hurt that he was a dead ringer for JFK.

Mythical Monkey said...

Guy Williams as Professor John Robinson was my first hero, as you well know.

Which is why I had his picture on my wall at work.

Which, now that I think about it, is probably why I no longer work there ...

Scotty said...

I was surprised to read on one website that Guy Williams' late popularity in Latin America came from a combination of his performances as Zorro, and his being a JFK lookalike.

I had never for a moment thought he looked like JFK, but once the thought reared its ugly little head, I see it each time I gaze upon the Late Guy Williams.

mister muleboy said...

Oh goody!


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Loyolalaw98 said...

Any pics of him in the Circo Real Madrid in Argentina?