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Before the holiday I posted about the surge of dreams about cinemas. Although a few weird things did happen here and there–like the following:

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us newsmap 20141218

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–nonetheless, I think the dreams about ‘cinema’ are at this point easily attributable to the focused barrage of coverage by all western media:

For a week, all we have heard about is Sony, North Korea hacked in, wait no it didn’t, but who cares, the Interview is making a ton of money! See the US newsmaps at right to get a feeling for how disproportionate the attention is. This collective focus on it largely explains the corresponding increase in associated dream language with “movies” and “cinema”.

school

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There is also an independent trend of academia: “professor” and “teacher” are both up significantly this week. As well, “class” is at an all-time high, “school” and “semester” are trending, and even “dean” is up 204% this week.

With any luck, this means humanity is collectively learning some hard lessons right now.

ebola

Ebola is popping off again, but this demands a full post with details. I am working on it, even as the Nikkei surrenders early gains on suspected Ebola case in Japan, and the first case is announced in Scotland.