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Happy Birthday Salvador Dali

Surrealist painter Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech, Marquis of Dali de Pubol, or Salvador Dali for short, born on this day in 1904, eventually said, “Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.” and “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs. I am hallucinogenic.” and “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.” and “The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.” and “The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.” Refresh your drawing skills. Watch Elementary Drawing with Salvador Dali on SCTV’s Sunrise Semester. Watch the real Dali on What’s My Line in the 1950s. Not dead/Dead since January 23, 1989. Dali gave the world’s shortest speech. He said “I will be so brief I have already finished,” and he sat down.

Here’s a short video with big music and wild Dali images that takes you to the planetary Baghdad of his dreams.

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Happy Birthday Steve McQueen

The King of Cool was born on this day in 1930. He starred in 29 movies between 1953 and 1980 when cancer claimed his life. Here’s a few of Steve‘s thoughts.  “I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.” Me, too. “In my own mind, I’m not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.” and “Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” And others said, “Steve is the prototypical cool American male. He’s the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living. He never, ever tries to impress the women, but he always gets the girl.” said Donal Logue in The Tao of Steve. “I remember seeing him across the swimming pool and my knees were knocking. He radiated such macho energy. Men wanted to be like him. Uptight society ladies and biker molls wanted to be with him,” said Ali MacGraw. Not Dead-Dead since November 7, 1980. 

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