A college law class in a high school classroom. The teacher has Lawerence Lessig’s face but Warren Ellis’ beard; and Angela Lansbury’s body. I come in late and set up on top of a desk as far back in the classroom as I can. I need to change my shirt and spend the better part of the first half of the lecture wriggling out of and then back into a white t-shirt. The teacher is speaking mostly about the legal ramifications of non-violent resistance but interrupts herself every so often to admonish me. “This is not a changing room.”
Toward the end of the lecture, she has everyone get up out of their seat and lines us up. She explains a scenario wherein we’re all being arrested (real cops come in from the hall way) because we might be alcoholics. There’s no proof, of course, no substantive evidence — but an elaborate story about how someone thinks that they might have seen one or more of us passed out under a billboard — that’s good enough. The cops start to line us up and hand cuff us. I exchange a quick look with one of the other students and we start chanting about our rights to a fair trial.
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2 Responses to dream.20070320: a fair trial
“The teacher has Lawerence Lessig’s face but Warren Ellis’ beard; and Angela Lansbury’s body”
ummm, wow, dude. That’s effed up.
Yes. It was pretty freaky. I have felt this weird synchronicity with Mr. Ellis this week.
But that’s only really related to my last dream. The one with the severed Nancy Reagan head (and the following day when an old Reagan campaign button appeared in Warren Ellis’ Flickr stream).