Dostoevsky’s The Dream of a Ridiculous Man: Electronic Jaculas

September 30, 2021

Today, (most of) the gang reads a short story by Dostoevsky, in which a ridiculous man has a significant dream and won’t shut up about it.  Theo is a birthday boy producer!  Jackie is too old for a milk carton yet too young for a Smuckers jar.  Rachel is insulted by someone who should really know better.  Topics include: the 3 host problem, Wheaties, Count Chocula, Dracula Weekly, Drac of the Month, Got Milk ads, convoluted insults, Colossal D, dead Russian juice, inhuman plumbers, Super Mario, the humanity of Italians, Lil Wayne, the Human Centipede (yes, again), Jay-Z and Pushkin, Russian Orthodoxy, birthday exhumations, Gogol, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Mormonism, Twilight, Eloise, Skipperdee, and Weenie/Ouini, Pinocchémon, The Sixth Sense, Ready or Not, butt-ass, and King Philips. Content warning: extended discussion of suicide