Even when you work from home you can still dream about work, though it does take that whole "I went to work naked," anxiety dream off the table because hey, who's around? I might be butt naked typing this right now. Think on that for a little bit.
When you work in this space, though, the work dreams are confoundingly weird. I have dreamed that I misspelled NBA 2K11 producer Rob Jones' name - that he was really some dude with a long Arabic name. I've dreamed that Madden's credits included the notation "Brian Crecente's wardrobe furnished by MR. GUY." (I watched a lot of game shows as a kid.) Last night I dreamed I met Gabe Newell. I actually haven't in real life.
Gabe met me down at the old offices of my hometown newspaper. I was trying to fix an old CompuGraphic TypeSetter using a schematic drawn on the ceiling like heiroglyphs. Gabe told me a UFO was outside. I went to the window, looked at it, and for some reason knew it was a hoax.
Then I woke up.
- Holy dick, Charlie Sheen is on a rampage - Not that I'd miss it, but his radio-interview tirade caused CBS to wash its hands of Two and a Half Men, which apparently makes a lot of money. I've seen one episode, and it was on a flight.
- The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off for the last time. - Discovery is the oldest remaining vehicle in the shuttle fleet. Endeavour will make its last flight in April. Atlantis has the shuttle program's final mission, in June.
- Oklahoma teen gets NBA All-Star's Old Cell Number - A 15-year-old girl has been inundated with calls and texts meant for Blake Griffin, who ditched his old cell number from his days at the University of Oklahoma. She doesn't have an unlimited minutes or data plan.
- Remember when South Park took on the Mohammed cartoons controversy? - They put the prophet in a bear suit, and a 21-year-old guy took the bait and threatened the creators. The resulting investigation showed he'd provided support for terrorists or something, so he's going to the federal can for 25 years. Successful troll is successful.