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 Art Of The Panel: That's Bizarre #1

The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist, 1969
The damsel in distress ... Phoebe is frequently kidnapped and rescued by a series of bizarre characters, such as Eskimos, Nazis, Chinese foot fetishists, and lesbian assassins.??


Muscato said...

...Eskimos, Nazis, Chinese foot fetishists, and lesbian assassins...

And here, apparently, Norman Mailer.

swac said...

Funny, I thought it was Doctor Who.


Nay, the unprepossessing lieutenant Columbo.

estiv said...

Words by Michael O'Donoghue, who always had a way with 'em.