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06 Nov, 2007

Charles Nelson Reilly, lawncare specialist

Posted by: Dave In: Dreams |Weird

Charles Nelson Reilly

Last night I had a dream…

I was walking on the front lawn of the house where I grew up in in Pennsylvania. I was looking at the large maple tree that used to grow in our front lawn when Charles Nelson Reilly, famed Center Square of the Hollywood Squares, began walking around the yard with me giving me landscaping tips that will keep the yard looking good.

Apparently I had been cutting the grass all wrong as a teenager and he was giving me tips on how to do it correctly. I was trying to be nice to Charles, but I thought he was a little weird for caring about a stranger’s lawn like this.

I told Charles I was late for dinner so I could get away from his boring landscape lecture. When I began walking away from him, the river next to our house began flooding across the highway. Now I was walking in water up to my knees and a little disturbed that it could happen so quickly.

As I waded through flood waters I saw Roman Centurians with red-bristled helmets wading through the water to attack me. I had no idea why they were here; nor did I know why they wanted to attack me.

I swore under my breath as I began walking faster through the flood waters away from the Centurians…then I woke up.


6 Responses to "Charles Nelson Reilly, lawncare specialist"

1 | Nathan

November 6th, 2007 at 3:31 pm


next time don’t start your story with “last night i had a dream”. i got that it was a dream about the time the Romans appeared, up until then, you had me fooled. i was all, “hmm, was Charles Nelson Riley ever at our house?”. don’t destroy the mystery with the opening sentence. who do you think Charles represented to you? could you get any feel for when during your life this happened, like were you eye to eye with him, or didja have to look up?

2 | Dave

November 6th, 2007 at 3:36 pm


Feel free to write your dreams in any format or style you’d like. Don’t let me hold you back.

P.S. – the word “teenager” didn’t give away how old I might have been?

3 | Leslie

November 6th, 2007 at 4:34 pm



Roman centurions just make it. Anything that has centurions in it is just MADE.

4 | Scott

November 6th, 2007 at 6:35 pm


That’s what you get for trying to walk away from Charles when he’s trying to talk to you. Those darn Roman Centurions have been backing him up for years…

5 | Dr. Ding

November 6th, 2007 at 6:49 pm


Please meet me at my office, stat.

Dr. Ding

6 | Dave

November 6th, 2007 at 6:59 pm


This seems obvious to me. Clearly I have issues with authority and should stay away from Italian wines.



  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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