So I had this dream about John the night before last. I can’t tell you the details cos it was DIRTY AS HELL but I will share that it was, for some reason, Bad Boy John—he had tattoos and was smoking, WHAT. I definitely don’t think I picked that part out (it was a lucid dream) but it was pretty damn amusing. (And yes, I realize that having tattoos—hell, I have tattoos—and smoking are not actually that rebellious but they’re still not things I can picture John Linnell doing at allllllllll.)
So last night I had a dream that I cut off my leg and taped it in my journal, but then I decided it was gonna get gross and so I threw it away (yeh, I have a lot of SERIOUSLY FUCKED UP dreams ok). Excerpt from my discussion with Apollo about it:
(4:42:15 PM) typewrittengirl: oh my leg was gonna grow back
(4:42:18 PM) typewrittengirl: but idk why i cut it off
(4:42:32 PM) apollonum: maybe you were the guy in montana
(4:42:37 PM) apollonum: new headcanon
(4:42:44 PM) apollonum: he cut off his leg
(4:42:49 PM) apollonum: that’s why he’s in the hospital
(4:42:53 PM) apollonum: he’s from montana, right?
(4:42:56 PM) apollonum: and he wants to secede
(4:42:58 PM) apollonum: from the union
(4:43:03 PM) apollonum: so he’s trying to cut montana off
(4:43:08 PM) apollonum: but then he realises he cut off his leg
(4:43:10 PM) apollonum: and he’s like “oops”
I was taking a nap today and you know that thing where you’re just barely waking up and you don’t know what’s real yet? Well, apparently I’d been having a dream about Ayn Rand saying Nanobots is really great and I was SO PISSED OFF and I was like “THAT BITCH SHE ISN’T ALLOWED TO LIKE TMBG WHAT THE FUCK” and then I became a bit more conscious and realized she’s dead, it was a dream, she would be turned off by Flans’s liberalness, etc. And then I felt better.
Last night’s dream: John Linnell as a mad scientist but he was, like, REALLY AWKWARD AND BAD AT IT. OH MY GOD IT WAS SO ADORABLE. Sadly I can’t remember many details but I do remember that he kept trying to make up clever puns for his plans but messing them up. And his minions would be all “…” and he would be all embarrassed. CUTEST.
Ok, there was a TV show about an office, and Linnell was the boss. He was all grumpy and uptight and EVERYONE HATED HIM. His middle name was apparently “Loveman” (which is certainly an odd middle name) and everyone would say it all sarcastically behind his back because they hated him.
I was going to high school with Linnell. He was a drum major. I, naturally, had a huge crush on him, but couldn’t bring myself to ever talk to him. However, I did get a magical creature (I think it was some sort of bird?) to create a giant portrait of him for me. He was wearing his drum major uniform, and also had a sword for some reason.
So yesterday I went to my first con (the Emerald City Comicon) and my brain decided to process this by having a dream about The Johns helping a bunch of kids put on a play…that involved, at one point, Linnell coming out and throwing t-shirts to the audience while dressed as Wonder Woman. What EVEN. (Surprisingly, he didn’t look half bad, but yeh I think I’d prefer a male superhero next time, FYI BRAIN.)
Last week, had a dream that Linnell had come out with the fact that “Doctor Worm” was inspired by the War of 1812. Sadly, he did not explain how the HELL this worked, but I’m sure he would have come up with some sort of very interesting explanation. Also I don’t know if my brain was on total random mode or if it was seeing the actual semi-connection that there’s the great Johnny Horton song “The Battle of New Orleans” and John did cover his “North to Alaska” on the State Songs tour. Here’s Apollo’s explanation for how it works:
(8:21:44 PM) apollonum: i mean
(8:21:46 PM) apollonum: worm
(8:21:50 PM) apollonum: sounds a lot like war!! and
(8:21:58 PM) apollonum: the war of 1812 was totally pointless, you know?
(8:22:05 PM) apollonum: not much of a war at all
(8:22:25 PM) apollonum: rabbi vole is andrew jackson, i tell you what
(8:22:40 PM) apollonum: I CAN’T HEAR THE DOORBELL
(8:22:42 PM) apollonum: because
(8:22:43 PM) apollonum: BECAUSE
(8:22:44 PM) apollonum: IT ENDED
(8:22:47 PM) apollonum: BUT THEY DIDN’T KNOW
(8:22:51 PM) apollonum: SO THEY KEPT FIGHTING
(8:22:57 PM) apollonum: because, you know
(8:22:58 PM) apollonum: atlantic ocean
(8:23:19 PM) apollonum: also, you know
(8:23:22 PM) apollonum: drums, war, etc
(8:23:29 PM) apollonum: yes yes yes
Had a dream that I was at a discount store looking at the toys, and there was a set based on some other video for “Can’t Keep Johnny Down.” It had The Johns and also an echidna and platypus in it. I did not actually get to see the video BUT OBVIOUSLY IT WAS GREAT.
(9:43:31 AM) revsyungmyungme: haha, that would be the best video.
(9:43:44 AM) revsyungmyungme: also, I like the idea of Music Video Playsets
(9:43:54 AM) FrustratedAndSad: ME TOO
(9:44:11 AM) FrustratedAndSad: astronauts with skateboarding action
(9:44:54 AM) revsyungmyungme: electroshock playset with realistic chair-jumping
(9:45:10 AM) revsyungmyungme: (old dudes sold separately)
dream #2 = ultimate hotness from the MASTER OF SEDUCTION
TRUTH. John Flansburgh knows just what to do when the ladies come around.