“I want to be a cowboy. I don’t want to be a panda. Pandas are boring, stupid and boring. Bad panda!”
“Don’t leave the duck there. It’s totally irresponsible. Put it on the swing, it’ll have much more fun.”
These are just a couple of the irrelevancies that come from the mouth of a British man named Adam whose wife, Karen, has begun taping his nightly rambings. She began posting the phrases and sentences in a blog to share with friends and family. However, as people began to forward it on to others the blog went viral and had over 1 Million hits last week.
Adam does not talk in his sleep every night, but with the help of a voice-activated tape recorder his wife is now able to catch his utterances and get sleep herself. Before this, she was slipping out of bed to type up the things he was saying.
One of the seemingly oddest parts of this story is the fact that “Sleeping Adam” and “Awake Adam” are two completely different personalities. One example was the night that Adam said the following: “Dance for me, go on. Oh you were! I thought you were having a spaz attack….. Doofus.” The next morning Karen posted: “Wife’s note: In support of my suspicion that Adam is actually a different person in these moments, when I told him in the morning what he had said, my English husband responded, “What’s a ‘doofus’?” Yikes.”
The blog has resulted in news stories, you tube videos, and even a web store that sells merchandise sporting Adam’s most popular sayings. However, parents are warned that Adam’s midnight musings are not for the eyes of young children. One such entry states, “I am awe-some. Deal with it f***er!”
While the popularity of the blog has come about only very recently, rest assured it won’t be long before you’ll hear people quoting him. Can you just hear people saying, “I haven’t put on weight. Your eyes are fat?”
The couple has been on the media circut lately and is scheduled to appear Friday morning, January 22nd, on the Today Show on NBC. They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Check them out for a good laugh at Sleep Talkin’ Man.
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