Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Is A Surreal Dream A Lifelike Dream?



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Surrealism is merely the reflection of the death process. It is one of the manifestations of a life becoming extinct, a virus which quickens the inevitable end.
--Henry Miller

I have been having dreams lately. Too many dreams. Way too many dreams.

And it bothers me.

Did You Know . . .?

NYC had to recall pencils with the message "Too Cool to Do Drugs" on them. As they were sharpened , they'd say "Cool to Do Drugs" and "Do Drugs", etc.



On this day in 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to the death penalty after being convicted in the assassination of politician Robert F. Kennedy. Following a three-month trial, during which Sirhan's lawyers argued he was mentally unstable at the time of the murder, he was convicted on April 17, 1969. On April 23, he was given the death penalty. However, in 1972, the California Supreme Court abolished the death penalty and Sirhan's sentence was commuted to life in prison. His requests for parole have been denied over a dozen times, and he continues to serve his time in a California prison.



1.  of, pertaining to, or characteristic of surrealism, an artistic and literary style.
2.  having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic.

If you see a bus crash into someone’s front porch while a caged dog barks in the side yard, near a man in a business suit who is grilling hamburgers, you might call that a surreal image. Things that are surreal combine unrelated elements to create a bizarre scene.



(born April 23, 1954)
Michael Moore is an American filmmaker, author, social critic, and political activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grossing documentary of all time. His films Bowling for Columbine (2002) and Sicko (2007) also placed in the top ten highest-grossing documentaries. In September 2008, he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections. He has also written and starred in the TV shows TV Nation and The Awful Truth.

(born April 23, 1960) 
Valerie Bertinelli is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Barbara Cooper Royer on the sitcom One Day at a Time (1975–84), Gloria on the drama series Touched by an Angel (2001–03) and Melanie Moretti on the sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–present).

(born April 23, 1977)
Kal Penn is an American actor, producer, and civil servant. He is known for his role portraying Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series. He is also recognized for his performance in the critically acclaimed film, The Namesake.

On April 8, 2009, it was announced that Penn would join the Obama administration as an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.

(Apr 23, 1942 – Feb 20, 2005)
Sandra Dee was an American actress. She became known for her wholesome ingenue roles in such films as The Reluctant Debutante (as Rex Harrison's daughter), Gidget, Imitation of Life, and A Summer Place. She later played "Tammy" in two Universal sequels to Tammy and the Bachelor, in the role created by Debbie Reynolds.


Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
--Salvador Dali



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