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Old 05-15-2019, 08:14 AM
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My dreaming brain composed a sentence that was heretofore unknown to the Internet.


"It smells like dead Pokemon in here."

Very mundane, yes. But it's rare for me to dream in words at all, let alone recall coherent phrases upon waking, so first thing this morning I typed this into two different search engines. No hits, not even close. So I have enshrined the sentence here, and my only regret is that I don't have time before leaving for work to figure out how to put the proper accent over the e in Pokemon.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:41 AM
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Hey, see if you can get back into the same dream tonight.

I just read the Guy Typing While On Shrooms thread, and that has some phrases never uttered online, like "Really should mackdonna handheld shoehorn butterhorse."
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:27 AM
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My dreaming brain created a terrible pun just the other day:

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The chief EMT has sent her people out to handle the lions, and I ask:

Why didn’t you instruct them not to get eaten? What will you do if they come back eaten?

And one of the school bus passengers pipe up:

Tell them to apply to Yale.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:08 PM
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My wife Pepper Mill woke up two days ago with the phrase Mandibular Ocularization running through her mind. She claimed it was the ability to see things inside your mouth.

This made me think of this character from Beetlejuice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFVSrjAXq6g

https://www.google.com/search?q=Beet...=1557940052003
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I often try to get to sleep by reciting poetry in my mind. I remember a surprising amount of verses.
I often wake up with many famous poems mixed up in my head. Throw in a bit of music and I'm all kinda screwed-up.
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The other night my dreaming brain stumbled upon an important philosophical question.

Namely: do transgender ghosts appear as their body actually was, or according to their self-image?
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:40 PM
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The other night my dreaming brain stumbled upon an important philosophical question.

Namely: do transgender ghosts appear as their body actually was, or according to their self-image?
And what clothes are they wearing?

If any.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:53 PM
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..........my only regret is that I don't have time before leaving for work to figure out how to put the proper accent over the e in Pokemon.
I found this:

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To type the letter e with the acute accent, as you would need in the Spanish name José or the French-derived adjective "passé," for example, hold down the Alt key and type 0233 on the numerical page. To type the grave accent over the e in "fin de siècle," type Alt + 0232.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:03 AM
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I have just verified that two of my three aphorisms are indeed original, according to the internet:

Smart cookies often crumble.

Those who drift with the tide get all washed up.


My third aphorism already exists, but I still think I independently invented it; it's just obvious enough that more than one person could originate it: It's nice to be smart, but it's smart to be nice.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:24 AM
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And what clothes are they wearing?

If any.
Neil Gaiman's A Game of You, part of his Sandman series, answers that question.

SPOILER:
Wanda (born Alvin Mann), a wannabe-transsexual, dies; but we see her after death. She is a beautiful redhead, wearing a pretty gown. She takes Death's hand, and seems happy to go off into eternity that way.
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