Thursday, February 21, 2013

The last train

And, the three men I admire most:
the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost,
they...
Caught the last train for the coast
the day the music died

and they were singing 'bye bye -mother f*ck*rs!'

Well they'd have to be if they were abandoning us at such a dark moment, wouldn't they?
And why is Don McLean the singer/writer such an admirer then?  One can either conclude he's either an idiot or masochist with a diety fetish.

OR maybe, just maybe he's the wisest philosopher ever; smart enough to see we have been abandoned, but canny enough to slip it into a pop song so he can't be brought up on heresy charges!

No wonder mankind has been acting out all these centuries, it's got repressed abandonment issues.  Now I'm pissed.  I hope that 'last train for the coast' went off the friggin' rails!

And I hope they wound up worse than these:

the most famous

the most inexplicable

the most well attended
the most dangly
 
the most fiery

and the most tragic -because while all other train wrecks
were at least over in moments, this one never ends.

The motive for this loco piece is of course WWFC's writing challenge.  Go see who did manage to stay on the tracks.  I'm sure you'll enjoy the ride.

9 comments:

  1. Oh my god, that last picture and comment cracked me up!

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  2. Ha! That made me smile. I always wondered about that stanza as well...now you summed up the "why" for me. :)

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  3. That last one is the epitome of "can't look away."

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  4. Ah, of course. American Pie and (last pic) an American tragedy. Nicely done!

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  5. oh wow... those pics were epic! and LL? Geez don't let me get started... talk about a waste of talent...

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  6. Ah... you finished up with the ultimate train wreck!

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  7. Hahaha... very funny! And spot on. I tried to think of another celebrity who is as much of a train wreck as Lindsay and couldn't think of one. Maybe Charlie Sheen, at one point. But he seems to have gotten his shit together recently. For as long as that lasts...

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  8. If I were -well, you know.February 21, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Ziv,
    on the same page once again!

    Mrs Simms,
    I know, right? Say 'hi' to Phil for me!

    Laugher,
    no one can

    mom lane,
    well, 'cautionary tale, female' was needing to be filled, so she's not a complete waste...

    PW,
    I couldn't help myself (and neither can she!)

    Magpie,
    speaking of the Sheen, I almost went with Charles on Charges, but LiLo edged him out, especially after I found that shot of her -eesh.

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  9. And I don't know if it will ever end...

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