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So sometimes I have dreams which aren't quite lucid dreaming in that I'm truly aware that I'm dreaming, but still keep trying to do do-overs.

This morning it was a dream where I kept doing something that seemed necessary that ended up landing me in jail, and I kept trying to do side businesses to improve my odds of survival but kept having them usurped by people higher up the prison food chain, sometimes guards, sometimes others, and inevitably the whole situation would move more and more sci-fi dystopia until at one point all us unsuccessful prisoners ended up being bioengineered into some sort of nutrient processing system where we were exposed to space and maybe had some chlorophyll and I was trying to orient myself more to the sun and also trying to lick amino acids off the next prisoner in the grid because we were all like completely converted to some weird collection of organs and biostructures to do whatever and so we'd just naturally lose amino acids through our exposed membranes and they'd concentrate on the surface and if you really stretched out you could harvest them off the one above you.

I became obsessed with re-playing events to prevent that outcome.
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I was at some kind of intellectual conclave with some peeps from my team at work. We were possibly in some kind of developing world village or something, because Rigoberta Menchu came into town on a donkey. The literato that I was most interested in meeting was a woman I thought actually worked in films, but she described her job in much loftier and vaguer terms. Anyway she looked like a younger Linda Hamilton and was very charming, although she expressed some concern that I might be a man-child and she had a stork beak when we started making out.
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I was in an episode of Frasier where Frasier and Niles were trying to outdo each other on conspicuous consumption, while also hosting a day of cultural exposure for underprivileged youths. One of them was trying to buy a Picasso ("but not a very good one" was the repeated callback joke), and I can't recall what the other one was trying to buy as a one-up. Anyway they finally settled on a price, and while writing a check for the painting, Niles looks over at these kids who have never seen that much money and they both decide to pool their money to start a fund to send the kids to college. They called it the "Crane Trust", which they both thought was rather clever.
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That would be a pretty good Frasier episode.
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Right?
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I kinda feel like there's more to mine from a Fraiser revival than there ever was for Will and Grace.

Not sure it's enough to make it worth it, but less not worth it than the W&G revival was.
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lunchstealer wrote: 28 Apr 2020, 13:25 I kinda feel like there's more to mine from a Fraiser revival than there ever was for Will and Grace.

Not sure it's enough to make it worth it, but less not worth it than the W&G revival was.
I didn't even know there was a W&G revival. I only watched it in syndication, and didn't stick with it very long. The only thing I liked about it was Megan Mullally slutting it up.
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There are perennial/cursed plans for a Frasier revival in the works. It's not clear how worthwhile that's going to be without John Mahoney.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 28 Apr 2020, 13:37 There are perennial/cursed plans for a Frasier revival in the works. It's not clear how worthwhile that's going to be without John Mahoney.
I didn't think he added much.
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The dream I had this morning was something like being a character in an RPG game, I don't really remember the details. What I remember is that I was just finished in the dream, and ready to go rest, and then my alarm went off and I woke up, thinking "Man, I'm already worn out and now I have the whole day."
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Hugh Akston wrote: 28 Apr 2020, 11:46 I was in an episode of Frasier where Frasier and Niles were trying to outdo each other on conspicuous consumption, while also hosting a day of cultural exposure for underprivileged youths. One of them was trying to buy a Picasso ("but not a very good one" was the repeated callback joke), and I can't recall what the other one was trying to buy as a one-up. Anyway they finally settled on a price, and while writing a check for the painting, Niles looks over at these kids who have never seen that much money and they both decide to pool their money to start a fund to send the kids to college. They called it the "Crane Trust", which they both thought was rather clever.
This is pretty awesome.
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I ventured twice into a system of caves with a class to meet with/learn about a society that has been living underground for thousands of years. Supposedly they were a lost Jewish clan in the Holy Land, but it sure felt like the western slope of CO. Everyone was a little timorous at first, but after some introductions, they were very friendly and forthcoming about the differences between their society and ours. Once you got past the mouth of the cave and deeper inside the place took on the look of institutional buildings with smoothed rock walls and no windows.

The strangest part of it was my reaction to the whole thing. I've been underground before and never felt in danger, but this time the sense of claustrophobia and imminent collapse was overwhelming. Fortunately our hosts were very sympathetic and comforting.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 28 Apr 2020, 11:46 I was in an episode of Frasier where Frasier and Niles were trying to outdo each other on conspicuous consumption, while also hosting a day of cultural exposure for underprivileged youths. One of them was trying to buy a Picasso ("but not a very good one" was the repeated callback joke), and I can't recall what the other one was trying to buy as a one-up. Anyway they finally settled on a price, and while writing a check for the painting, Niles looks over at these kids who have never seen that much money and they both decide to pool their money to start a fund to send the kids to college. They called it the "Crane Trust", which they both thought was rather clever.
Just saw this- my wife and I spent April binging all 11 friggin' seasons of Fraiser. All in a row like that it got... repetitive. The comedy of errors schtick got pretty worn out well before the end; sometimes well done and sometimes it was geez must be out of ideas because they're going to that well again. Your episode would definitely have been one of the better ones. Seriously, get all your friends together and shoot it!

I'm horrified by the thought of a Frasier reunion show. No Eddie.
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I had a dream, in the same trippy visual style and unreliable storytelling as Legion, about having sex with Prince William and a guy I used to know through a friend's BDSM parties. The sex was totally un-titillating. Even in the dream I was like "what the hell, this isn't doing anything for me."
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Ellie wrote: 10 Aug 2020, 08:26 The sex was totally un-titillating. Even in the dream I was like "what the hell, this isn't doing anything for me."
Isn't that all women?
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I think my dream last night was realizing that the family friends (I grew up with their kids, we visited their farm often, we would stay there and they would stay with us if parents were out of town, etc) were and are bugshit crazy conservatives instead of merely *more* conservative christian than my parents. I think I always gave them the benefit of the doubt because, well, friends, and they were always kind to me. But in my dream last night I was visiting the farmhouse and they showed me how they had built this giant bunker complex under the house because, you know, godless liberals and oppression and civil war and all that. I think my subconscience is ready to let some blinders go about what they were really like and my opinion of them and the damage they did to their own kids with the fundy nonsense.
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I was over at Keanu Reeves' house watching his huge TV with some other people. He handed me a handgun and told me to shoot the screen, which I did. The first time I pulled the trigger nothing happened, but the second time a bullet went through the screen, to everyone's chagrin. This happened three times, resulting in three holes in his giant TV. It was a pretty good one, though, since the show continued to play, even with the three neat little holes.

Sometime later the whole group reconvened somewhere else and, feeling responsible for damaging his property, I asked Keanu where he got his TV. He said Reco, which I think meant repo. I was in the process of looking for the TVs make and model so I could get the screen replaced when I woke up.
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I lived in some apartment complex that my brother, JasonL, and Number 6 also lived in. Antifa took over the building and announced that we would be allowed to live if we didn't try to stop them from trashing our apartments. Jason said we have insufficient firepower to overcome their superior numbers but I tried to keep them from knocking down my door. They started smashing up my apartment and said they would kill me when they were done. We ran to the roof to hide and wait for rescue. I was worried because we couldn't find my brother. Then I woke up.
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