@ steve2 - Perhaps the convention wasn't as dumbed down as you think, but that it's you who has moved on to more developmentally and intellectually appropriate ways of thinking. Probably. Although I hate to elevate myself to a position where I say that my thinking is superior to the rest of the group. But in this case, yeah, it is ;)
@ Outlaw - Exactly. The speaker ran off all of the previous misunderstandings about the dream, then said, rather unconvincingly, "But we can be sure about this." I thought, "Why can we be sure? Where's the evidence? You just said that what we thought before was wrong. So how are we suddenly correct now?"
@ Shamus - I liked them when I was kid. This modern day stuff creeps me out now.