DALI

29 Aug

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 29/15

Tonight’s SocS theme is “Four Letter Words.”  I’ve chosen Dali.

I checked a book out of the library a couple weeks ago called The Shameful Life of Salvador Dali by Ian Gibson.  Since I generally only read while I’m in the bathroom ( a room I also refer to as “The Library”)  I haven’t got that far through it, but it served as the inspiration for tonight’s Stream of Consciousness post, and I have decided to run with it, literally. (DALI)

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I suppose I’m kind of cheating a little already here, because is Dali really a word, or is it a name?  And can a name be a word?  I think it can, especially in a case in which an artist, personality macabre character such as Salvador Dali has turned his own life into a legacy very few have not been touched by?  Who hasn’t seen his haunting image of melting clocks, perhaps his most famous work?  (DALI)

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Dali Parton

Long legged elephants, burning giraffes, bizarre twisted insect beings and images vaguely representative of naked women dominate his artwork, which was absolutely brilliant in every way.  Upon being drummed out of the “Surrealists” by other surrealists he responded by saying “I am Surrealism” and he was most likely correct.  Who has even heard of any of those other guys who has not heard of Salvador Dali? (DALI)

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Dali Madison

He didn’t just paint in a surreal fashion he lived it as well.  And he created so many other things.  Statues, clothing jewelry, films. He built his own museum which eventually became his own mausoleum. He even starred in a couple of hilarious television advertisements and made a guest appearance on a game show called What’s My Line? (DALI)

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The Dali Llama

He was Spanish.  he had a crazy pointy mustache.  He loved Alice Cooper, and a woman named Gala, ten years his senior and they stayed married for 50 years.  He pissed on a painting Andy Warhol gave him as a gift, an act Warhol thought was great!  He did what he wanted.  He was the center of the universe while he was alive, which was from sometime in 1904 until sometime in 1989.   (DALI)

Mohammed Dali

Mohamed Dali

I vaguely remember a VHS tape a friend of mine had called DALI!  Which was a sort of weird combination of bizarre music videos and little bits of biography interspersed with a lot of footage of Dali behaving in the most eccentric manner.  I spent hour on the internet today, trying to find clips from it, but ended up somehow watching a ten minute segment of Bradley Cooper and Jimmy Fallon unable to stop cracking up while discussing a play about The Elephant Man.  That has nothing to do at all with Salvador Dali but I’m leaving it in here anyway because this is a Stream of Consciousness Blog and everything must stay.  (DALI)

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In a final attempt to make this bizarre post seem somewhat relevant, I will add that Dali was influenced by many four letter things.  Dada.  Poop.  Butt.  Land.  Time.  Ants.  Gala.

(DALI)

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A note on how I did this.  I came up with the idea while reading my library book this morning.  I spent my day perusing videos about Dali, reading internet articles about Dali, poring through my library book about Dali, and doctoring up my own images of Dali.  So I suppose that means I put a little more thought into this than I was supposed to.  But then I just sat down and wrote it in one continuous stream of blathering, and afterwards went through and fixed only the typos. so I at least did that right.  I’m going to tell you that there are some phrases in this writing that I would really like to edit, but I won’t, because that would most certainly be cheating!  (I added the images afterward as well.)

(DALI)

14 Responses to “DALI”

  1. JoAnne August 30, 2015 at 2:18 am #

    That was educational as well as entertaining. I appreciate the work you put into it. There was a time when I used to do most of my reading in the bathroom, but now, my legs go numb after a while. So enjoy your library while you still can.

    • domingosaurus August 30, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

      Thanks glad you learned something! (And yeah, I know all about numb bathroom legs. Not fun. LOL!)

  2. BunKaryudo August 30, 2015 at 2:20 am #

    This was funny, but also surprisingly informative! Dali was pretty direct in his criticism of Andy Warhol, though. Certainly not a method you’d want to see replicated at, say, first screenings of new movies.

    Great Dali Parton, by the way!

    • domingosaurus August 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

      Thank you! I think the Mohamed Dali is my favorite, and also the first one I came up with, which led to the idea of the other ones.

      • BunKaryudo August 30, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

        I think it’s the best pun! I liked the Dali Parton picture best, though. The mustache suited her.

      • domingosaurus August 30, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

        Indeed!

  3. LindaGHill August 30, 2015 at 3:45 am #

    Excellent post – definitely worth two mentions in the comments on my prompt post. 😀 I learned something and I got a laugh out of your pictures – who knew the Dali Llama was so handsome? hehehe
    Thanks for this!

    • domingosaurus August 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

      Thanks for reading, Linda and thank you for hosting the Saturday Stream of Consciousness prompt! I’ll be by again, and I will make sure I do it right this time! Ha!

      • LindaGHill August 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

        No worries. Always happy to see you. 😀

  4. Mr Tookles August 31, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    Oh dali!! I used to wear the dali mens cologne.. A lot of men thought I smelled nice. Wonderful post and four letter words rock!

    Much love

    • domingosaurus August 31, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

      Thanks! So are you saying Salvador Dali made a cologne too? Is there ANYTHING that man didn’t do? 😉

      • Mr Tookles August 31, 2015 at 11:49 pm #

        Oh I don’t know if he made it but he might have lend his name to it. Tragedy has that this cologne is no longer sold. It was exquisite. The bottle and the scent. Intoxicating and slightly confusing. Like how one feels after sleeping with a lover you deep down want to hit with a fry pan but you can’t.

      • domingosaurus August 31, 2015 at 11:52 pm #

        Hmmmm. Now I really wish there was a way I could purchase this cologne. (e-Bay here I come.)

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