Burn After Reading

What is it?

The 2008 American dark comedy Burn After Reading.


An Unstable Brad Pitt Leading A Squad

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All that I can remember of this dream is that it started during the day in a fictional area not far from the BM Hospital, I remember being outside watching my brothers KD and TD play American Football with other people, and my dad and various other people were there as well.

There was a man in the crowd trying to invent a power plug/charger/cable/whatever that could be connected to my brothers KD and TD as they played American Football, I am not sure how this was supposed to work or why he wanted to make this and so this makes no sense, but he was obsessed with getting the design portable and effective enough to work as they play American Football.

It seemed that my brothers KD and TD and their powerful playing styles were what he needed to test his designs on, so as they played he kept connecting different designs on them, and he kept improving them throughout the dream; and at first there were two different power plugs, then he tied them together, then he fused them together, then he made one with two different tips, and then he made it with one tip.

At some point I started walking away toward the BM Hospital parking lot, where there were lots of police officers having a party and maybe doing illegal street racing, and maybe I was a newly hired police officer or had a job where I had to work with them sometimes; and I remember being confused by their wild and illegal behavior and actions, and maybe I said something to them about this.

They were not going to stop so I went to another area that looked like a cave headquarters and this part of the dream was partly animated like an animated superhero cartoon, Superman was outside the cave entrance with a small group of security forces who looked somewhat like Bane from animated Batman series and some other people or entities like a woman who probably had superpowers who seemed to be one of his advisers, and another group of Bane-like people had attacked the cave headquarters.

Superman seemed to be in charge of a world security force but some people did not like this and so this group had attacked his headquarters, but Superman and his security force easily stopped them without even having to fight really; and they took the attackers prisoner, and it seemed that I was working with or helping Superman’s security force.

I remember my dad and the man obsessed with perfecting his power plug arriving as well, the man continued making his power plug more portable and effective as I listened to Superman and his female adviser talking about the situation, and they were preparing their forces for a major mission against the rebel forces to arrest them.

Superman let the leaders of the different squads met with the security forces under their control to prepare them, I remember the female entity wanting Superman to be more aggressive and maybe kill the rebels (even the captured ones) but Superman refused and he wanted to deal with this peacefully if possible, but if the rebels used deadly force his security forces were given the permission to use deadly force if necessary.

My squad was lead by an unstable Brad Pitt who seemed to be an experienced leader and fighter but he was unstable it seemed, I remember talking with him, and I remember us talking about something and him showing me something but I can not remember what it was; but I do know that my dad was there, and the man finally came up with maybe his last power plug design.

I can not remember what our squad’s strategy was going to be but I do remember testing the power plug and it worked, but I woke up as I was talking to Mr. Pitt trying to keep him stable and trying to make sure that our strategy made sense.

The end,

-John Jr


Drinking With John Goodman | Talking With Justine Henin

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*I am trying to type this with a slight headache and without listening to my voice recordings, and so expect errors and missing details*

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is being in a fictional city that was somewhat like the city of D and there was a film awards show that was going to take place soon, so various celebrities and many tourists were showing up in the city, and I remember walking around with my dad until we separated at some point.

I remember being in an area with some restaurants, bars, and various businesses that you had to walk to (which was nice, and you did not have to worry about traffic); and I saw the actor John Goodman walking among the crowd, he smiled and said hello to various people, and some of the people seemed to know him like he visited this area regularly.

I remember saying hello to Mr. Goodman and he was on his way to one of the restaurant/bars and he invited me to have a drink with him and talk, he said that he tries to drink and talk with a new person each time, and so I accepted and I joined him for a drink and he paid; and he had what looked like an alcoholic drink, but I am not sure what I had to drink.

We had a brief conversation and Mr. Goodman was a nice and down to earth person it seemed, he seemed to like to have conversations with random people especially when studying for new film roles, and his approach was to have a drink and talk with them; and the conversation would end when he finished drinking, he finished his drink pretty fast, and he said goodbye and I thanked him and he left as I continued drinking my drink. (It is possible that he gave me a ticket to the film awards show, but I am not sure; somehow I was allowed into the film awards show later in the dream, but I can not remember how)

After finishing my drink I left to another area that looked a bit like the area where the BP Alternative School and HD Head Start should be, there was a restaurant-like place on the left side, a platform-like area in the middle for people arriving to the film awards show, and the film awards show area on the right side in a field with chairs and a screen.

I am not sure what order the next two parts of the dream took place and my memory of them is too incomplete but I will type what I remember, I remember going to the middle area where the platform was and I assume that I was wearing a black suit or tuxedo, and a man with whitish colored skin let me into the film awards show like either I had ticket or like I had been invited or something like that.

A somewhat homeless-looking thin man with dark-brownish or blackish colored skin with short blackish colored hair followed me without being stopped or checked by security/whoever, he started annoying me constantly and following me like he was trying to get me angry so that I would attack him, and he seemed to be from somewhere in Africa based on his accent.

I sat down in one of the chairs in front of the screen at the film awards show as celebrities and others arrived, like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who I saw not too far from where I was sitting, and even my male cousin ME was there; and the man kept annoying me and I kept telling him to stop bothering me but he would not, at some point he realized that his plan was not working, and so he started threatening me.

I told my cousin ME and the others to record this and pay attention so if he attacked me, it would be clear that I would be acting in self-defense if a fight started, and the man got in my face like he was going to attack me; and I noticed that he was wearing maybe a fake tuxedo or suit, and I wondered how did they let him in and why was he constantly bothering me.

I was annoyed and angry at this point and I was about ready to punch him in the face, I was only waiting for him to attack me first, but he seemed to realize this and so he backed off a bit; and I started talking to him about who he was, how did he get in, and why was he bothering me but I can not remember what happened.

The next part of the dream took place on the left side in maybe a semi-outdoor restaurant with strange seating that was partly sunken with an even lower area in front of it like a court and we were watching a film as we ate/drank/et cetera, and somehow I found or had a small young fictional type of animal that somewhat reminded me of a ferret combined with a cat maybe combined with something else that was possibly an orangish/reddish color with maybe some grayish colored patterns on its fur.

I remember no longer seeing it at some point and I found or had another fictional type of animal that was like a combination of a cat and a scorpion and maybe something else and it was an adult or almost an adult, it was bigger than the other animal and it had maybe a scorpion-like tail, and I remember having to make sure that it did not sting anyone.

I have no idea what these animals were or where they came from or who they were for, but at some point the small young ferret/cat/whatever-like animal returned; and it started fighting and winning against the larger cat/scorpion/whatever-like animal, and so I walked off with them separating them surprised.

I am not sure if the larger animal survived or not, I just remember realizing that I had underestimated the smaller animal, and if I decided to keep one it would probably be the smaller animal because he did not have a scorpion-like tail that could sting people; but I woke up.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this nice and very positive dream is being inside my parent’s house during the day and I walked into the kitchen to find my favorite tennis player Justine Henin inside the kitchen getting some food to heat up in the microwave, and so we started talking; and I told her about how she was my favorite tennis player, and about how her one-handed backhand and style was part of the inspiration for how I play tennis.

I remember telling her that I was not good at serving and I asked her if she could check my serving stance/style and tell me what I am doing wrong and what I can do to improve/fix it, she agreed and she had me get into my serving stance and I think that I had a tennis racquet, and she had me start going through the motions of my serve while starting from my feet and working all the way up touching/checking parts of my body/my stance/motion while instructing me on what to do next.

To my surprise she said that my stance and everything up to that point was good and so now it was time to check the top of my serve/motion/stance when I throw the tennis ball in the air and hit it, something happened during this process that caused Justine to trip and fall catching herself around my shoulders with her head leaning against my neck, and I apologized to her and there was a pause.

Justine gave me a compliment on my body/attractiveness saying that she thinks that she found me physically attractive and she complimented me on my niceness and personality saying that my attractiveness was not just physical but divided more evenly among various areas beyond the physical, she said that some people’s attractiveness is less balanced and mostly just physical, and that it was good to have your attractiveness balanced across more areas; and I thanked her for the compliment while telling her that I was surprised to hear this, and I told her that I did not think that I am physically attractive but that it was good to hear that she thought so.

This dream already felt positive/calming/healing/et cetera but it felt even better at this point during this pause where we were close and I remember telling her that I felt the same way about her probably, and then we went back to talking as she looked in the refrigerator for something; and I remember asking her about the proper pronunciation of her last name, there was a pause while she was distracted trying to look for something, and so I stopped to help her.

She then went toward the microwave to get and prepare her food before responding to my question so this pause gave me some time to think about more questions that I wanted to ask, one question was about what was her natural hair color, and another was that I had heard that she had a twin sister (I think that this was a mistake, I probably was accidentally thinking about a news article that I read about Eva Green and her twin sister, and confusing it with Justine’s life).

I remember imaging Justine going inside a gym of people with her hair dyed a brownish color because her twin sister and her probably naturally had yellowish colored hair, so I assumed that she would dye her hair sometimes to help avoid people getting her sister and her confused/mixed up so that the media /people would not accidentally be bothering her sister all the time in public thinking that she was her; but I was probably wrong about the hair-dying/coloring and twin sister part.

I then suddenly had a vision or daydream of me being outside in my parent’s yard during the day near the picnic table, there was a little girl with whitish colored skin with medium-to-long length hair there and she called me uncle John, and I assumed that she was the daughter of Justine’s twin sister; and that this vision or daydream was from the future where Justine and I were dating or married, and I remember things being very positive and being very happy but I woke up.

I woke up feeling great and comfortable like how you feel after exercising and then taking a nice bath and going to bed and waking up the next morning mostly healed and your bed/bed sheets/pillow feel softer/better than usual, and the positive effects/affects lasted through the morning.

The end,

-John Jr


Getting Cursed At By Cate Blanchett | Thinking About Header Images For The Twenty Thirteen Theme

Dream 1

I forgot most of my first dream and my second dream because I woke up and I went back to sleep without voice recording my dreams because I am sick/getting sick, but I know that the first dream took place during the day at a public school and/or college (it was probably a combination of the two, but I can not remember).

I could be wrong but I think that the beginning of the dream starting inside the school area where maybe I was working/helping with the students and maybe some of my former classmates were working/helping there too or maybe we were students, but I can not remember.

Eventually maybe we went to the college area for a school/college assembly that everyone had to attend in a nice small auditorium building, and for some reason there were celebrities there as well like maybe the actor Brad Pitt, the actress Cate Blanchett, and various other actors/actresses/music artists/et cetera; but most of them tried to avoid being seen by blending in with the crowds, and most of them did not talk to anyone.

I can not remember most of the assembly but I know that we only had to stay for part of the assembly, I remember sitting down in an area with tables and chairs where no one was sitting in front or behind me at first, and I had some of my school/college stuff on the table like I was doing homework or something like that.

I remember seeing and talking to my former classmate DF several times in the dream and she was sitting at a table on the right side of me slightly further behind where I was sitting, and a few of my other former classmates were sitting in this area as well.

Eventually I decided to move to the empty table/chair behind where I was sitting to see if this was a better place to sit, I left my school/college stuff on the other table, but as I was testing the new table/chair the actress Cate Blanchett walked over to the table/chair where I had sat a few seconds ago.

Mrs. Blanchett looked like she did not want to be bothered and she had a negative-neutral facial expression, I probably tried to get her attention to let her know that I still had my college/school stuff on the other table, but she did not notice me and she sat in the chair where I had sat.

I heard Mrs. Blanchett complaining and cursing quietly out-loud to herself as she sat down noticing my stuff on the table and she was cursing about something else, I waited for a moment, and then I walked over to Mrs. Blanchett to quietly tell her that the stuff on the table was mine and that I was going to move it out of her way; and I told her that she did not have to move because I was going to continue sitting at the table behind her, and I apologized.

Mrs. Blanchett started cursing at me angrily but quietly and she stood up, I once again told her that she did not have to move but she was not listening because she was too annoyed/angry and focused on cursing at me, and she moved to another table; and so I sat down in the chair where my stuff was feeling a bit embarrassed after being cursed at in front of everyone, and I could still hear Mrs. Blanchett quietly cursing/complaining about/at me in the distance.

I remember briefly talking with my former classmate LJ about the situation, I remember the assembly having different quest speakers/presenters/singers/salesmen/et cetera, and at some point the mandatory parts of the assembly ended; and so many people started to leave, but I decided to stay a bit longer.

At some point the assembly relaxed and it became more like a quiet party and there were various music artists performing, and one of them performed the Jeff Buckley song Everybody Here Wants You:

It was a good performance but most people there had never heard of Jeff Buckley and so they did not know that it was one of his songs, and so I remember talking with a few people about Jeff Buckley; and eventually I left the assembly with some of my former classmates like DF.

I remember us walking and talking as we walked down the steps of the auditorium, and eventually we came across a group of our former classmates and we stopped to talk to them; and my former classmate MK walked into me by accident, she was not as skinny as she used to be and so she looked healthier now, and I was not sure if it was her or not at first.

I asked her if she was my former classmate MK and she said yes, she remembered who I was, and we smiled/laughed; and then we started talking, but I woke up.

Dream 2

I can not remember most of the second dream but I know that part of the dream involved me thinking about header images for the Twenty Thirteen theme, I focused on the default header images including some of the default header images that did not make it to the final version of the Twenty Thirteen theme, and various versions of the default header images that have different color schemes; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr


Brad Pitt At A Gas Station

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I remember a few parts of my last dream even though I woke up a few times and went back to sleep and/or partly asleep a few times, but I am not sure how the dream began exactly.

My guess is that my family and I went to a fictional hotel in the beginning of the dream where we probably spent time there until it was time to sleep and then we probably woke up the next morning, and my mom & I probably left to take their automobile to the gas station to get gas while the rest of my family packed up their stuff so that they could leave when we got back from the gas station.

It was during the day probably during the morning when my mom and I drove to the gas station, which was not far away, and it seemed like we were in a fictional version of D.

The gas station was near where the Project Housing on N Street should be it seemed, and no one else was at the gas station at first except for the woman who worked at the gas station who was an attractive woman with light-medium brownish colored skin with shoulder length black colored hair, and she did not speak much English & I am guessing that she was probably from India (Indian) or Pakistan (Pakistani).

I remember looking around the gas station for something to buy, a man came in to pay for his gas & then he left, and then the actor Brad Pitt entered the gas station to my surprise; and at some point we somehow began a conversation.

I am not sure what topics we talked about but I do remember that they were more deep/intellectual type topics, and Mr. Pitt seemed more intellectual than I had expected.

I remember paying for my stuff and trying to communicate with/understand the woman who worked at the gas station, and I guess Mr. Pitt offered me a ride back to the hotel or something because I rode back with him; and my mom left to pick up the rest of my family so that they could go back home.

Mr. Pitt had a car and I remember that one of his daughters, I think, called him on his mobile phone; and so he had a brief conversation with her before we drove away from the gas station.

Then Mr. Pitt and I had a brief conversation as we drove back to the hotel, once we got to the hotel parking lot Mr. Pitt was supposed to go to the airport which was right behind the hotel to prepare to leave, but first he was to meet his agent or someone who worked with/for him.

I remember that we walked behind the hotel to a parking for the airport and we met his agent or whoever, and he was telling Mr. Pitt about where they would be going next/their schedule/various important details/et cetera.

I thanked Mr. Pitt for the ride and said goodbye as they were walking toward the airport, and on my way back to the hotel I saw my former coworker Mr. G and someone else; and so I stopped to greet them.

Mr. G said that they were at work and that they had a new work car that I think was an old police car that still had not been re-painted yet, so it looked like an official police car probably, and he said that I could ride with them & join them on the job; I was not doing anything else and so I said okay, and I got into their new work car and we drove off to go work.

Mr. G was driving too fast and wildly, probably because he thought that no one would stop them thinking that they were police 😀 , and we passed the police station where a police car was about to drive out of the parking lot; and Mr. G ran the stop sign and he was going too fast right in front of the police officer, but the police officer did not stop us. 😀

Mr. G then ran a few other stop signs, he ran a red light or two or three, he did a few rolling stops, and he was driving too fast; but he/we still did not get stopped by the police. 😀

I remember telling Mr. G several times to slow down and stop breaking the traffic laws/driving laws before he got us and/or someone hurt or killed and/or before the police stopped us; but Mr. G told me not to worry about it or something like that, and he continued to calmly drive too fast & wildly. 😀

I sat back hoping to not get killed or hurt and hoping that we would reach the job site soon, the situation was not as bad as it sounds but he was still driving improperly but he seemed to be skilled enough to handle it, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr 🙂