I’ve been having weird dreams lately.
Yeah, I know... everybody has weird dreams always. But now I’m keeping notes. Seems like every time I wake up needing to pee, my dream-self is in the midst of some nutty-ass adventure.
The other night, large and aggressive spiders were involved. Which somehow led to my accidentally taking a pill which I knew was arsenic, even though it was packaged like cold medicine. I spat out the pill before swallowing, but my mouth felt numb and I really started to panic...
Then I looked in the mirror and saw that half my tongue had corroded away. Then I woke up and went to pee.
Sometimes my dreams have crazy guest stars. A few nights ago Pat Buchanan and Sandy Duncan showed up in the same dream. (Sandy Duncan!) At least there’s a reason for that one; I recently stumbled on this YouTube video.
I tried to fall back asleep with my head in the same position, hoping to rejoin that dream in progress. It didn’t work.
So I tried to retrace the dream in my mind to document it, but the details quickly evaporated. All I wrote down was that I saw Sandy Duncan hugging a stranger in the street, and then she said to me, “I didn’t do what you thought I did.”
Now... this morning around 3 a.m., I woke up in the middle of another TV-related dream. My dream-self was watching a new version of “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” and the child actor – Brandon Cruz – was playing the same part. He was 40 years older, yet he was the same small size.
Then I was in a cafeteria line, and Chuck D of Public Enemy was there too, and I handed him a videotape of the TV show and I said, “This is creepy.” That’s when I woke up.
Why would I dream about “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”? Because I found a great clip on YouTube which I intended to blog about. Jodie Foster – not yet 7 years old – was the guest star... and she acted her li’l ass off. She was fantastic!
Growing up, I watched tons of television, so I remember Jodie Foster (and her older brother, Buddy) quite well. I just didn’t appreciate how superbly gifted she was, even then. Check out the video clip embedded below.
Funny thing about her “Eddie’s Father” performance... it was all about her being a tomboy and not abiding by society’s gender norms. Uh-huh. Even at the age of 6, Jodie Foster was getting the dyke roles.
Speaking of dykes, I must tell you, when photos of Gov. Rod Blagojevich starting appearing all over the place, I thought to myself: “That woman’s gonna give lesbians a bad name.”
Seriously... doesn’t he look like a girls’ P.E. teacher?