On the note of SLEEP: Round One and the state of waking up thinking something you dreamed was an amazing idea only to realize later that it was the dumbest thing ever, my sisters reminded me today of a "joke" that came to me in a dream a few years ago. For whatever reason (which I am thankful for) it was one of the rare "dream ideas" that I actually remembered and still remember the dream vividly.
Now before I launch into this incredible joke, I have to describe how I felt during and after the dream. I dreamed it as if I was there, but knew it was a joke, and then in the dream started thinking about how hilarious and clever the joke was. Like seriously, it was comedy gold. Then I woke up, went over the joke a few times in my head, agreed with my dream self that it was indeed still comedy gold, and began imagining how famous I would get and how hilarious everyone would think I was because of this joke. It was going to change my life. It was going to change the very face of comedy itself.
A few minutes later, I realized that the following joke wasn't exactly as humourous I initially thought.
There was a human man whose parents were both lizards. One day they sat him down at the kitchen table. "Son," said the lizard father, "we wanted to tell you that we are having another baby."
Because the lizards were very wrinkly, they kind of looked like old people. "What do we want another old lady around here for?" asked the son, annoyed.
"No son," said the father, "we're not having another lizard. We're having a GIRL ICE CREAM PAIL!!!"