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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

20 July 2006

A dream

I had a dream. A line like that is enough to get the few friends with whom I share dreams to perk up and pay attention or run like fools. My dreams tend to be a bit on the bizarre side.

But prehaps you ask, why is he telling us about dreams instead of some informative rant? Well, because I haven't finished researching Chechnya, the Israelis haven't invaded Lebanon, and nothing new has happened today in Iraq. (thus far at least) and I haven't cooked yet so no new recipe. Although I did make Blueberry Icecream the other day. It was good.

This particular dream isn’t beyond the pale but it was really quite interesting. This one involved something like a TV show featuring the equivalent of Victorian Gentleman Adventurers demonstrating how to float down a crocodile infested river wearing life vests while defending themselves with high power bolt action rifles. There was discussion of the proper way to aim and when to fire at the approaching crocodiles. I have no idea if the theory would be sound as I really haven’t done a whole lot of in depth research into crocodiles. I know they prefer to lie in wait and grab creatures when they venture into the water. In the dream the “narrator” explains, while floating in a river, that if you find yourself in this position that you should try and stay in the fastest roughest part of the river. He says that while this increases your chance of drowning the crocodiles tend to avoid it for the calmer parts of the river. The biggest threat will come when you are trying to get out of the river. While floating in the river you should try and stay as high up as you can so as to able to see oncoming crocodiles. He says not to worry about crocs approaching from deep under water because there is nothing you can do about them. They will eat you or not but probably not, because they tend not to attack from beneath, (This I doubt in practical crocodilian avoidance.) but from just beneath the surface. When you see one approaching you, you fire at the oncoming pressure wave to disrupt and then kill the attacking croc. In the dream there was a great deal of action and shooting from very awkward angles while floating in fast moving water. The weapons used were bolt action clip fed gun of extremely heavy caliber. Elephant gun type stuff. Despite the Victorian Gentleman motif all of the weapons and equipment were very modern. Interestingly enough, despite the almost game show approach to things the “narrator” expressed the opinion that anyone who did this deliberately or for fun was insane.
It was, all things considered a very interesting dream. Very action filled with lots stuff going on. The detail was impressive. Think “Shark Week” on Animal Planet with crocodiles and you sitting in the hot seat. Well maybe a pretty cold seat considering you are floating in a raging river shooting a attacking crocs that will eat you if you miss or fail to reload in time. Not the most bizarre dream I’ve had by a long shot but rather fun.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly, the terrorists have managed to penetrate deep into your psyche. You're being attacked from all sides. While you're heavily armed and equipped, you nevertheless see this effort as outdated, hence the Victorian motif. And nothing you do can stop the crocs from underneath. You're helpless before the ones you can't see. Surrender Dorothy.

Or then again, maybe it was just an interesting dream.

I noticed "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" was running on the TV the past week or two. Any connection there?

12:54 PM  
Blogger exMI said...

I have no outside source for TV at teh moment thanks to dogs eating my antenae. (that is a long story)
Teh being attacked from all sides was true but I seem to recall it was a huge rush, riding the river,keeping your head up, shooting at the crocs, all over very exciting and fun. (right up to the point where one got you....)(which didn't happen to me in this dream)

1:24 PM  
Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

What have you been eating??????

9:08 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

Are you sure you didn't by chance fall asleep watching the Discovery Channel, The Croc' Hunter, or possibly some kind of fishing show?
Maybe the dogs fix the antenae at night and watch tv while you sleep. Ever give much thought into pet conspiracy theory?
And as random and strange as your dream, it's not as weird as the ones I've been having lately: extreme heat and humidity always mess with my head/dreams, and there's been nothing but heat and humidity in Paris this month. ;)

10:44 AM  
Blogger Adrian said...

Back in the days of the "Border War" in during SA's Apartheid years, the pigmentationally enhanced folk thought that white folk were immune to crocodile attacks.

This was mainly due to the fact that white folk could swim and knew of the dangers of the calm waters, whereas the indiginous population didnt and only used the calm waters to wash in. Naturally the crocs cashed in on the easy pickings in the calm water and the myth was perpetuated.
Thought you would like to know...

3:42 PM  
Blogger Stephalupogus said...

This was rather tame for you. I'm impressed. And what have the fuzzies done now?

3:47 PM  
Blogger gunngirl said...

Stop watching those war movies before you go to sleep, too.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous opit said...

That dream should fit right in one of those episodes of "The Land That Time Forgot" or whatever the name was in the show about prehistoric monsters - mainly dinosaurs- living in an almost inaccessible pocket of the modern world.

11:09 PM  

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