This is not in my mind a winning entry, but it's really the only one I can make.
Last night I had a dream where Jonathan Holmes
was sort of a modern-day Erin Brockovich
. He had uncovered a conspiracy by a large butter-substitute manufacturer
who knew it was manufacturing a dangerous
product. But that's not the important part.
In my dream, Jonathan Holmes told me about a murder trial that had gone on the previous year in the same corrupt county, and he induced a flashback sequence within the dream. Apparently Whiteboy
had been charged with the decapitation of a woman, and the prosecutor was arguing that he had been influenced by a videogame called "Texas Warning" (where else but Texas would decapitation be considered a warning?).
But Whiteboy's defense was able to provide a security video of the park that day. In the video, Whiteboy was practicing capoeira
in the park. The victim was riding her bike towards the camera, but out of Whiteboy's line of sight. He executed a particularly forceful spin kick, and knocked her head clean off her shoulders as she rode by. It was sort of like this:
Whiteboy was cleared of murder, and the flashback ended, and I woke up. It was 4:20, which seemed fitting. I tried to remember the important details, and went back to sleep, comforted by the fact that dream Jim Sterling
would be chalking up another victory for the videogames industry against the forces of ignorance.
, I love you, but I already spend most of my waking hours with you. Please get the hell out of my dreams.