Another retrofitted dream script
Dreamed that Walter Mondale had returned from the dead and was running for President again. He was campaigning only in laundromats. His agenda relied on one magic word which would solve all problems. The word was MNAIT, pronounced like m'night.
Oh. This was another of those scenes developed by the dream scripter
from bits and pieces of my OTR playlist. In this case I was hearing an episode of 'Strange as it Seems'
dealing with a contrived coincidence. Three separate shipwrecks, all on the same date in different centuries, all had exactly one survivor. Each of the survivors was named Hugh Williams. Not much of a coincidence, but Hix turned it into a good story.
Where were the shipwrecks? In Menai Strait,
near Bangor in Wales.
I have no idea where Mondale and the laundromats came from, but clearly the dream scripter was retrofitting its own interesting narrative to the one salient word. Even though I've heard the episode hundreds of times during non-dream sleep and dozens of times in wakeness, the dream scripter rejected the THOROUGHLY FAMILIAR connections of the word and resolutely invented its own set of connections.
Mondale returning from the dead makes more sense than the facts
of USA politics. All the existing candidates in "both" "parties" are 900-year-old zombies staggering around and emitting incoherent screeches.
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A week later
dream scripter pulled a similar trick!