Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Outrageous!


*image from http://www.mymcmastermind.com/


Today is the birthday of famous Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. Aside from painting bizarre scene he cultivated eccentricity in his own life and was quoted as saying, "The one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous." Here at House of Lime we are all about culture, refinement, intellectual stimulation, and maintaining decorum. BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Ok, excuse me for a moment while I try to catch my breath from laughing after typing that. Please pick yourselves up off the floor after reading such a blatant misrepresentation of this silly little blog. Straighten your clothes a bit and let's get on with the post, shall we?

Today, in honor of Senor Dali, we shall be observing the outrageous and adding a bit of it to our world. You may choose to don a Dali moustache for the day. If you are a gentleman with a fine moustache already you may opt to wax it into crazy shapes like the beard and moustache champs. If you are a lady with a moustache thick enough to shape artistically you already qualify as somewhat outrageous without ever getting creative. I regret having waxed mine as a method of moustache removal, not sculpting, this past weekend. If only I had known...Alas, I shall have to find another way to express the outrageous.

Perhaps, the other ladies of the reading audience and I should don some outrageous fashions. Though I must say if I ate the chocolate dress or the cream puff dress it's fair to say i'd never fit into the slinky cheeseburger dress and would soon require the camo tent dress to hide what would surely be my rather outrageously sized derriere.

Outrageous hairdos are an option for both men and women. You could always stick your finger in a socket and go for the simple Phil Spector look. Or you could get really fancy and go for this look. I can't even describe it, words fail me.

If you don't want to go around looking so outrageous you could share a few more outrageous facts like the ones I explained yesterday. Enjoy some outrageous poetry by Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash or Shel Silverstein. Heck, even John Donne wrote an outrageous piece suggesting that a flea which bit a man and a woman comingled their blood so having sex after that would be the next logical step.

Still too heady? Then just go about as a minister of silly walks.

10 comments:

Craig said...

2F is quite a talented artist in her own right, and came near to going to an art college. She is very fond of Dali's work. . .

And I love the Donne; that is simply too precious. . .

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Jazz said...

Ah, the Ministry of Funny Walks - I haven't seen that one in a long time.

As for outrageous, i think the fact that I've shown up in this office every day for the past 16 years, is proof enough of my eccentricity...

G-Man said...

Maybe I'll just walk around with a turd on my head like Dali..?

Cocotte said...

VH1 or some such channel still runs footage of Bjork in the swan dress and it cracks me up every time!

Logophile said...

I have no interest in the unusual, bizzare, or outrageous.

Are you buying that at all?

Sis B said...

I have always loved Dali's work, and now I love him as well. Thank you! :)

Suldog said...

Dali is my favorite painter (at least of the non-realist variety, as there's a fellow named Scot Prior who does ultra-realism whom I adore.)

Amazing stuff at that beard and moustache site. I have to wonder how many of them are married :-)

furiousBall said...

if i still wore a suit and tie everyday, i would proudly wear my lobster phone tie today

Cricket said...

I'm late, of course, but in honor of Mr. Dali, I'll engage my son in a fine match of Calvinball - the current score is oogy to boogy.

Actually, we have our own special game we play - Stupidball, but that should probably be a someday-post.

Jocelyn said...

But if I wear a big twirly moustache everyday already, then I achieve the surreal by taking it off, right?