July 06, 2005

Life Imitates Art at 130 Feet

Greetings. In London, a 15-year-old girl was spotted by a passer-by, sleeping high in the air on part of a construction crane. (Nope, the massive web of London surveillance cameras apparently didn't help at all on this one -- they're primarily of use for tracking malcontents and feeding the data back to the "Ministry of Information" for their databases.)

Apparently the girl was sleepwalking from her home near the Dulwich site. All's well that ends well, and she was brought down safely.

But wait a minute. Haven't I already seen this story? Indeed, in the classic Fleischer Popeye cartoon, A Dream Walking (1934), Olive Oyl the somnambulist takes off on a stomach-churning walk high up on the beams and machines of a nearby construction site, with Popeye and Bluto in hot pursuit.

Well blow me down.


Posted by Lauren at July 6, 2005 09:42 AM | Permalink
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