This instalment of the Dalek Game is for Robert Graves’ I, Claudius. Most of my exposure to Graves’ writing is his poetry, but I remember my parents reading out extracts of Goodbye to All That (my father was rereading it when I was studying Remarque‘s All Quiet on the Western Front and The Road Back), and the description of walking past a German restaurant and hearing “intense sounds of eating” coming from inside. Mostly I wanted to draw a Dalek in a toga (having recently had cause to illustrate an “asparagus dressed Italian style” for the limited edition Conflux cookbook).
I like this one – a Dalek in a toga! But I would suggest you have created a dual-purpose drawing in this post: it could also be called Dalek House and the Dalek is Blutarsky wearing that infamous toga (the John Belushi character in Animal House)
I haven’t seen that yet! Should I?
I don’t know if I would see it again. I saw Animal House when it first came out and I do recall it was “R” rated in the U.S. and in my mind deserved that rating. It has its funny moments, for certain…but I admit I would not watch it now.
Mmm, yes I thought he was a little too dressed-up to be I, Robot ;)
Yes, me too! (And I get them in my RSS reader where pictures load slowly so I had a few seconds to think that)
One of my multi-purpose Daleks :)
Daleks wear togas very well.
Why does this one make me want to adapt Ancient Roman recipes to create dalek cuisine?
Because our brains are broken in complementary ways?
Which means that I should start forthwith on an alternate history (dalek universe) cookbook.
I am sure I saw him at the UQ Toga Party in the early Nineties…
This explains so much.
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I shared this with my family; high marks all around!
He does sort of look a little like John Belushi, come to think of it. :)