"Barack announced that he wanted to change his middle name to be more patriotic and show his commitment to being a true American. He said from that day forward, his middle name would no longer be Hussein—it would be Congress: Barack Congress Obama."[read more...]
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The pitched battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is the stuff of dreams for political junkies. In fact, the Clinton-Obama race seems to have burrowed its way into the subconscious of a lot of folks these days.
For proof, look no further than I Dream, a site dedicated to collecting peoples' dreams about the Democratic contenders.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
This is disappointing. I expected a metaphysical poll on the candidates to be something like...
1. Hillary Clinton unfairly attacked premise 3b of Barack Obama's argument against eliminative materialism. T/F?
2. Which candidate's position on temporal parts do you agree with more?
3. Is America ready to provide an answer to the Problem of the Many?"
The interpretation of dreams, according to Freud, is meant to teach us about individual dreamers’ states of mind, not about the people and things that populate our fantasy lives; those are symbols. Teeth, swimming pools, nuns—they stand in for basic human desires and anxieties. When Sheila Heti, a novelist in Toronto, learned that her friend Margaux had recently dreamed about shopping for Tupperware with Hillary Clinton, however, she began to wonder: what if the recurrences of Presidential candidates in people’s dreams were meaningful in the aggregate?
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I Dream of Hillary/Barack... undermines the old chestnut that no one is interested in listening to someone else tell their dreams. It’s been a hot site since it started a few weeks back, and I think the main reason is that everyone’s interested in Clinton, Obama, and McCain, but not really in anything they actually do or say. So it’s much easier to get caught up in what they get up to in people’s dreams. It’s like imaginary gossip.