Monday, October 31, 2011

Paul F Tompkins Appears in Dream of West Chester Blogger. Carvel.


The other night I was listening to comedian Paul F Tompkins* on the Doug Benson podcast. Which lead to this weird ass dream:

*cue wavey dream lines*

(I walk into my parents house and Paul F Tompkins is in a wheelchair)

Me: Hey Paul what are you doing here?

Paul: Hey Jim. How are you? I'm just here for your family's pool party.

Me: Well why aren't you out at the pool?

Paul: I didn't want to ask anyone to help me outside. You know..with the wheelchair and all. It's OK though. I can hear them from here.

Me: Oh OK. Hey do you want to split the rest of this Fudgie the Whale cake with me?

Paul: Sure! And that's funny you bring up Fudgie the Whale because I was just reading an article recently about how Carvel almost went out of business.

Me: Really? Why?

Paul: I'm not sure. The article didn't say.

This is when I just kind of froze. Because I was thinking "You read an 'article' about them potentially going out of business and they didn't say why? Seems like you probably just read a blurb on Yahoo but you're trying to convince people that you read an entire article."

I found it kind of sad in a way.

Me: Hmmm. Well Paul, I'm on my way to Delaware to pick up some crawfish but have fun.

Paul: OK. Bye.

*And yes. As I mentioned before on this blog I know PFT in real life from when I did stand up back in "the day." (Note quotes around the words "the" and "day.")

8 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

...and I didn't want to drag the post out but in the dream when I gave Paul a slice of Fudgie the Whale I pretended to give him an equal size slice but really gave him a small slice and left a huge slice for me. Because I was hungry as hell.

And I love Carvel.

As far as I know it had nothing to do with him being in a wheelchair.

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Furtheron said...

I think you need to review what you drink before retiring at night ;-)

Dr Zibbs said...

Furtheron - That's my night. Every night. Strange dreams.

Dr. Cynicism said...

I love Paul's stuff! Nonetheless, my dreams never star him. I'm a loser like that. Great blog by the way!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I remember the commercials, but I never tasted Carvel. We could see all kinds of commercials of stuff we couldn't get, because we got like, Boston channels or something in Vermont. When I moved to Houston, I thought it was amazing that you could actually buy the stuff you saw in magazines or on TV. I had thought of ads as something more like inspiring you for ideas for stuff you might buy if you found something sort of similar.

In any case, that is a sad dream.

TQ said...

Hey, I'm friends with his brother, Mark! Who is much funnier, because he's a big burly gay guy who embraces showtunes.

Dr Zibbs said...

Look at TQ reading this far back on my blog.