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War on Dreams

Breakfast of Survivors

Breakfast of Survivors

No, the four different bread products aligned so neatly on the plate is no mistake. That – along with a cup of lukewarm tea and some soft cheese – is what you eat for breakfast after a night on a rickety train sailing south into Upper Egypt. That is all a stomach can handle. Our […]


The War on Dreams: Part XIII

The War on Dreams: Part XIII

ENVISION THE FUTURE! Behold! The future of warfare! As sleek as a fighter jet, as mobile as a Humvee, and just as necessary for the protection of Freedom and Democracy worldwide! Having discovered the indubitable link between poverty and thrift and the proliferation of senseless dreams, the Department of National Dream Control has revealed a […]


The War on Dreams: Part XII

The War on Dreams: Part XII

Attention: What to do if you come across a poster such as this one: smash, destroy, beat, bash, mutilate, hammer, ram, stomp, pound, or otherwise hit until you are certain that all dissenting messages have been fully eradicated! It is your duty as a citizen to protect the sanctity of street-side advertising panels – never […]


The War on Dreams: Part XI

The War on Dreams: Part XI

The crumbling metal plow rolls slowly along its rusty tracks. It has come from one place; it is going to another. The sky is pure – the light falls sharply, drawing with precise contrast the shapes of leaves and trees, of cool striped railings, signposts, idling vehicles, and the eager, anticipating figures of two full-grown […]


The War on Dreams: Part X

General: “That’s bullshit. You know it as well as I do that there is no nonpartisan side in this war. You’re either with us or against us. This smarmy news outlet isn’t fooling anyone with your ‘Interviews for Everyone’. You think our people don’t notice those goofy grins or sarcastic comments cleverly inserted through your […]


The War on Dreams: Part IX

The War on Dreams: Part IX

Caging the Lions A general warning issued today by the DNDC [Department of National Dream Control] demonstrated that results were in fact found during its much-criticized, multi-billion dollar, year-long undercover infiltration operation: “Please beware! Among the Dreamers’ secretive and powerful arsenal of WMDs (weapons of mass distraction) rests the epitome of all evil idleness: The […]


The War on Dreams: Part VIII

Dr. Gerard Trutt, PHD is the Professor of Dream Studies at Princetard University. He is an acclaimed author, speaker, and historian, and is considered to be the foremost authority on the War on Dreams and its effects on American life. His most recent publication is titled “From Betty Boop to Dumbo: Technicolor and the American […]


The War on Dreams: Part VII

Acronym of Unknown Origin Sparks New Interest in War on Dreams DREAMER – innocent accident of caps lock or a new symbol to inspire hate and angst in the World’s teenagers? You decide. Rumors fly and fingers point concerning the newest discovered possibility of plausible clause in the case of “What does DREAMER stand for?” […]


Do Not Be Alarmed!

Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 19 and The War on Dreams: Part VI HEAR YE! HEAR YE! By Decree: As of this 17th day of the 3rd month in the 2 thousandth and 8th year, all things provoking imagination – including but not limited to – color, those awe inspiring defiers of gravity known […]


The War on Dreams: Part V

The War on Dreams: Part V

“Yes. Hello. Yes, I can hear you. Were we on? Oh. Hello! As you can see, we’re back in the thick of it, or we were, or will be. Progress remains stunted and morale has dropped greatly amongst government troops. With the realization of previously unrealized or possibly yet to be realized tactics employed by […]


The War on Dreams: Part IV

THE DREAM CZAR SPEAKS Since being appointed Director of the Department of National Dream Control in 2001, “Dream Czar” Rupert C. Gray has led a persistent and controversial campaign to wipe out dream trafficking in the United States. The War on Dreams has drawn substantial criticism from around the globe, with opponents calling it everything […]


The War on Dreams: Part III

Dear dead turtle who was laying on top of a lot of live turtles, Let me begin by saying your belly shell design was beautiful and vaguely reminded me of the femo beads I used to make as a child. The sway of your lonely clay body made us feel uncomfortable, as if someone had […]


The War on Dreams: Part II

Letter to the Editor: It is one of the great ironies of tragedy: once we realize that we are getting our asses thoroughly whipped, we inevitably look back in vain, only to discover that it had long ago been foretold. We are amazed to learn that someone who lived centuries ago was able to envision […]


The War on Dreams: Part I

SITUATION ROOM Voice over: “Yes, hello Jack. In this alarming footage, captured deep behind enemy lines, you see the brave soldiers valiantly fighting for their country. China’s “War on Dreams” – stemming from the same vein as America’s Wars on Drugs, Terror, Mexican workers, Education, Health Care, old people, young people, fresh air and rainbows […]