Today is the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and the 37th anniversary of the overthrow of the Chilean government. Both are worthy of remembrance. The former will probably receive wall-to-wall coverage. The latter will likely receive nothing. I wrote about this already back in 2008.
Now, on to something else….
Earlier this week, I was up for 48 hours straight. After I finally crashed, I had the weirdest dream. Normally I subscribe to the rule that people’s dreams are only interesting to the people who had the dream. That’s probably true in this case, as well. But since this is my blog, you’ll have to suck it up. See, this dream wasn’t in traditional dream format. Rather, it was a series of TV commercials!
I only remember one of the commercial. It was from some South American or Latin American Spanish-speaking country. It was one of those exciting, urban market affairs, catering to the cosmopolitan condo-dwelling young professional. It featured a young couple sharing a glass of wine in big glasses, nestled in their penthouse condo overlooking a sprawling South American city… perhaps Buenos Aires.
And what was the commercial about? Urban farming. Specifically, it was for a company that provides one sheep and one goat for every highrise condo unit. I don’t know why any urban condo-dweller would need a sheep and/or a goat, but you can let your imagination wander. All I know is what I saw in the dream commercial. And the best image was the final image. We pan away from the happy yuppy wine-sipping couple to their balcony. The sun is setting over the smog-filled mega-city. And there, on the balcony, a goat and a sheep perch on their hind legs with their forelegs on the balcony railing, both peering thoughtfully into the sunset.
There you have it. A glimpse into my subconscious. Do with it as you will.
In Other News…
I just discovered something fantastic on Youtube. It’s a series of videos produced by RedLetterMedia that are presented as film reviews by a serial killer. It really is some of the most entertaining shit I’ve seen in a while, especially if you know your films. A good place to start is with the review of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace: