Today, you are a member of… The Road to Dreamland

You may find yourself on the boardwalk this week members – hurricane-eye centered in professional, cyclonic winds which deem you completely unsatisfacatory to assumed academic expectations. That’s because this week way back in 1909, Sigmund Freud packed up his Id, Ego, and Superego and took a visit to Coney Island. He summarily dismissed it as a dump and America, “a gigantic mistake.” Yet that didn’t stop Albert Grass from forming the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society in 1926, encouraging members to make films re-enacting their dreams and assaying the enigmatic insights on offer alá the man with the cigar. Grass even had big plans to create a Freudian-themed amusement park called Dreamland – a mission arguably completed by filmmaker John Waters. So this week, no matter how high-horse the winds, forge ahead down the road with some magic shoes, a cigar, and your very own amateur member society. Nothing less than rewards of psychological surrealism awaits.

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