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Two TMBG dreams last night! [21 Sep 2013|02:08pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | cheerful ]

1. I was watching a video which was presumably about Here Comes Science and it involved The Johns messing around with a bunch of chemistry equipment and OMG it was so hottttttttttt

2. There was a woman who had two dalmatians, and one of them ran away, and she got her to come back by singing "She's an Angel" (I don't know if "Angel" was her name maybe??)

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A dream I had last night [30 Jul 2013|11:17am]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

I was in an arcade with a friend of mine and I was going to play a game that consisted of listening to Blues Brothers songs and using a stylus to write the lyrics on the screen as they played. One of the songs it assigned me was "Ana Ng" and my friend was like "That's a cover??" I told him the deal was that John wrote the song but he'd just taken the title from the Blues Brothers. But then the song played and it was in fact the "Ana Ng" we all know and love. I was quite shocked.

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[26 Apr 2013|11:21pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

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.)

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[05 Mar 2013|12:44am]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

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.

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Evilly adorable [14 Jul 2012|12:24pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

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.

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Last night [25 May 2012|01:33pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | okay ]

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.

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[12 May 2012|12:09pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | gloomy ]

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.

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Once again doing my part to be the only one keeping this comm alive [02 Apr 2012|01:24am]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

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.)

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This totally makes sense [25 Mar 2012|04:01pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | okay ]

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 my buddy gammadog'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

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Can this video happen? [15 Mar 2012|10:15am]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

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.

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Two new ones [10 Feb 2012|05:23pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | silly ]

1. I somehow got the ability to travel through time so obviously all I wanted to do was go to a TMBG duo show. So I went to '92--'92 was when They started playing with a full band, but apparently there were still some duo shows. I brought my digital camera and was afraid people might notice it and be all confused. The show itself, needless to say, was MOTHERFUCKING AMAZING, though I was very confused that they kept playing songs that weren't even written yet. I remember at one point they played "Thermostat" and I was like "HOW ARE THEY PLAYING THIS WHEN IT'S ON LONG TALL WEEKEND" (which of course IT ISN'T, so WTF self, but it still wouldn't have been played then).

2. I was watching some video (I think at a show but I'm not sure about that) which basically consisted of, like, all this spliced together footage of Flans seducing various girls, all super-smoothly. SO VERY PLAUSIBLE.

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Couple of snippets from last night [16 Jan 2012|06:09pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

1. I was watching the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which I have actually not seen any episodes of ever) and apparently the way she started was that she could suddenly read people's thoughts and heard people thinking about...vampires that needed to be slayed, I guess. Anyway, for the montage where she's first reading minds and then solving people's problems, "Subliminal" was playing. Now, if this really happened in a TV show I would be all "OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG" but for a dream I was like "Really, subconscious? Kind of obvious."

2. I sent Flans a question on the IFC Tumblr telling him They should come out with a book of, like, show flyers and ads for albums and apparently also there were all these old SECRET INSERTS from records that no one had anymore etc, and that it should all be perforated so you could put the stuff up on your walls. THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE PRETTY DAMN AWESOME.

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This is totally happening, y'all [20 Dec 2011|03:46am]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

All right, here's one: The other night, I was listening to a college radio show with my good buddy Ant, and somehow, UNRELATED TO ANYTHING, one of the people on it said something about how John Linnell had decided that no one was paying attention to him anymore so he was just going to start going around, like, half-naked all the time now. Just to be clear, he wasn't planning it to get people to pay attention to him--I guess he had just always secretly wanted to and now finally felt like he could. And I was just like "I APPROVE OF THIS PLAN." Yeh subconscious, no idea how you came up with this, not like I'm dying for THAT to happen or anything...

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Snippet from last night [21 Sep 2011|04:13pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | melancholy ]

Giving a ride to a show to Danny and him hugging a sleeping bag excitedly and saying "I'M GONNA SLEEP OUTSIDE AND LOOK AT THE STARS ALL NIGHT WITH MILLER." Awwww.

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Veggie Johns [11 Sep 2011|06:39am]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | depressed ]

It probably says something about me that I post here way more often than anyone else. ANYWAY. Y'all know how Flans just randomly announced the "Spoiler Alert" video on Twitter the day before it came out, right. And then that night he did another update saying it "featured hands as hand puppets" which made me suspicious that he and Linnell were not actually REALLY going to be in it (although I was still hoping they would). And I was so damn excited about the thing I had a hard time sleeping that night, and I actually had a dream about the video. And, like the real video, it did not feature The Johns proper, but they were instead represented by...vegetables. For some reason. I know that Linnell was broccoli (perhaps because it is "the smartest of all vegetables"?) but I cannot for the life of me remember what Flans was. But I was in that weird hazy barely-awake state the next morning and I remember thinking to myself "Was Flans a carrot? Flans should have been a carrot" and being, like, very definitively sure about this. Of course, upon coming to fully, I had nooooooooooo idea whatsoever what that was supposed to mean.

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Three! [20 Jan 2011|06:01am]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | amused ]

Well, it's been some active Johns times in Quinn Dreamland as of late. I've had three They dreams recently, and they were conveniently arranged in increasing level of WTF-ness:

#1: Ok, really just a bit of a snippet here. Some really weird troll had gone after the Mundanes Wikipedia page (an obvious target, right?) and changed it to all this stuff that made no sense whatsoever. The only bit I remember, which actually made about the most sense, was that Linnell decided to pretend to be black the whole time he was in the band and figured it would be easy cos everyone would assume the keyboard player was black anyway. No, that doesn't actually make any sort of sense but trust me, the other things really REALLY didn't make sense.

#2: WELL THIS ONE DIDN'T MESS WITH MY HEAD OR ANYTHING. So we've all seen those Flans yearbook pictures by now, yes? WELL. I was taking a community college class and it was horrible, but I started to feel better when the professor somehow found out that I'm a TMBG fan (strange because I am always, you know, soooooooooooo discreet about this fact). And he told me he had this picture he'd have to dig up for me. He was roughly The Johns' age but didn't know them at all and didn't even grow up anywhere near Lincoln. But at some point when they were all on high school he'd been on a beach (I believe it was on the Jersey shore somewhere) and had decided for whatever reason to take a picture of what was revealed years later to be a young shirtless Mr. Flansburgh. So he did find the picture for me--Flans was shirtless cos, y'know, it was a beach and all (although he was still wearing his glasses) and sort of...gazing off thoughtfully into the ocean. IT WASN'T EXCITING OR ANYTHING I LOVE YOU LINNELL YOU KNOW I DO.

#3: I was in some generic European city with a huge group of friends. We were on the way to an art museum but I got separated from them all by a sudden huge crowd and had to figure out how to get there myself, which was very nerve-wracking. But when I got there I suddenly didn't care about my friends anymore because there was a big sign in the window by the entrance that said "MINK CAR, FULL ALBUM" and then a picture of the cover. I assumed it meant they were performing a full-album show there that day, and while part of me was definitely like "Mink Car? SERIOUSLY Johns?" I was still hella hella excited about seeing them, naturally. But further inspection of the sign revealed that they were just going to be playing the album there at the museum, and not even all at once, just one song a day--what a ripoff! And it said what that day's song was and it wasn't even a song which pissed me off (I think the title was "Sunshine and" something or other.) Then I saw that next to the sign there was a display case of things it said were Mink Car "props" and things but I could not figure out how any of them had ANY sort of connection to the album. The only thing I remember is that there was a plastic model of a cup of french fries like you'd get at a fast food place, with a sign helpfully explaining that it "Looks great next to your TV!" Yeh, I got nooooooo idea. As I said it was Europe so something was lost in translation, perhaps?

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[08 Oct 2010|01:25pm]

bec_87rb
Last night Flans and I were in some group of people doing a memory test game, and Flans beat me. He beat me. Argh.

Otoh, the dream was in color, which was nice. Flans looked dewy and real.
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I MIGHT BE A LITTLE TOO EXCITED ABOUT THIS THING [26 Sep 2010|02:48pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | silly ]

So you've all heard "Canajahorie" from the YouTube clip, right? RIGHT? I can't stop listening to it OMGOMG. But I guess it's invaded my consciousness more than I thought cos last night I had a dream that I got ahold of a demo somehow or other and I got to add the lyrics to TMBW and IT WAS SO EXCITING. So ok, I'm the biggest dork ever basically. IT WAS EXCITING THOUGH.

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JOHN LINNELL IS A NERD [02 Sep 2010|04:24pm]

slfcllednowhere
[ mood | bouncy ]

OMG you guys, last night I had a TMBG dream that wasn't dirty or depressing, WHAT. It was amazing though. So, I can tell you about it! :D

We were all at this camp (I think?) of wiki/newsgroup/Cowtown people (OMFG HOW MUCH DOES THIS NEED TO HAPPEN), and we were in this big room of bunkbeds falling asleep and talking about Them. And people started talking about this thing with John's...I haven't been able to remember what it was exactly since I woke up AND IT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY, it was something like "Imponderables" but not that exactly, GOD THIS IS BUGGING ME, but anyway something like that. And I was like "I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS ARE TALKING ABOUT I'M GOING TO CRY" and everybody was all "WTF QUINN" and I was like "SHUT UP I FEEL GUILTY ENOUGH ALREADY." But then people explained that he was like...writing this puzzle column for the newspaper, and it was one of those jumble-y unscramble things (LIKE HIS ANAGRAMS HELL YES) and these other little word puzzle things (and maybe trivia questions also?), but like, IT WAS WEIRD AS FUCK AND IT WAS ALL WORDS NO ONE ELSE BUT HIM KNOWS EVER EVER EVER. And they interviewed Flans about it and Flans was all "Oh, no, those words Linnell uses are all real! He looks up all the Greek and Latin roots! He's just really smart!" (And then he said something about him wanting to start some LOLConverse thing WHICH I AM SO COMPELLED TO DO NOW.) And then, yeh, I flailed for hours and couldn't fall asleep, basically. CAN'T YOU SO SEE HIM DOING THIS? HE SO NEEDS TO DO THIS. I can totally picture him, like, with a pencil behind his ear thinking them up and being all giddy. *flails*

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Oompa Loompa doopa dee John [01 Feb 2010|01:57pm]

johnnygoodtimes
The other night I had a dream that Linnell was singing the Oompa Loompa song with his face and hands painted blue, even though I realize now that doesn't make him an Oompa Loompa but means he was turning violet, Violet. He was sort making a music video compiled of segments of him singing the song, and while I was there with him in person I was also simultaneously kind of watching it through youtube. There were two videos, and I liked the one where he kept messing up better. Flans might have been directing, I'm not sure.

p.s. Linnell was wearing a turtleneck, because my brain likes to go for ACCURACY.

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