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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #90 on: 08 February, 2021, 04:20:50 PM »
This morning I dreamt I was watching an advertisement from the 1980s for an expensive afftershave named after a character from a popular British soap opera of the time. The actor who played the part appeared within the advert, being fawned over by a sophisticated 1980s lady. I've now recreated the last frame of the dream advert pretty accurately. It looked like this...




I want it for Christmas. Smells of woollen cap.

My brother was in the Royal Air Force and was stationed in Port Stanley just after the end of the Falklands war. They used to refer to the locals as "Bennys" because of the Crossroads character.

An edict cam from on high that this was insulting to the islanders and had to stop.

Which it did - and thereafter the islanders were referred to as "Stills".

When pulled up one day by a superior officer as to what this meant, the reply was; "Well, we can't refer to them as such but they are STILL f@#$ing Bennys".
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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #91 on: 10 February, 2021, 01:57:37 PM »
This morning I dreamt I was watching an advertisement from the 1980s for an expensive afftershave named after a character from a popular British soap opera of the time. The actor who played the part appeared within the advert, being fawned over by a sophisticated 1980s lady. I've now recreated the last frame of the dream advert pretty accurately. It looked like this...




I want it for Christmas. Smells of woollen cap.

My brother was in the Royal Air Force and was stationed in Port Stanley just after the end of the Falklands war. They used to refer to the locals as "Bennys" because of the Crossroads character.

An edict cam from on high that this was insulting to the islanders and had to stop.

Which it did - and thereafter the islanders were referred to as "Stills".

When pulled up one day by a superior officer as to what this meant, the reply was; "Well, we can't refer to them as such but they are STILL f@#$ing Bennys".

Brilliant  :lol:

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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #92 on: 08 March, 2021, 05:29:30 PM »
My dreams often can be lucid. And long; yet, I forget copious amount each time I wake up. Weirdest of all, every time I dream them, they seem so nightmarishly real.

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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #93 on: 08 March, 2021, 07:33:20 PM »
My brother was in the Royal Air Force and was stationed in Port Stanley just after the end of the Falklands war. They used to refer to the locals as "Bennys" because of the Crossroads character.

An edict cam from on high that this was insulting to the islanders and had to stop.


Really?  I was there in '92 and they were still called Benny's.  Being "Bennied" was also a euphemism for having to stay beyond the end of your tour as a result of your replacement not coming down (which actually happened to me!).

The other disparaging nickname was Chogie's, for the Ascension Islanders that did a lot of the cleaning duties.

Ah, them were the days!

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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #94 on: 08 March, 2021, 10:39:11 PM »
My dreams often can be lucid. And long; yet, I forget copious amount each time I wake up. Weirdest of all, every time I dream them, they seem so nightmarishly real.

Me and all. Which reminds me of last night's one where I was a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp.  Weird thing was, I really did visit Dachau once and my dream was nothing like that. Still very grim though. I blame the lockdown.
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