Adam Lennard goes to bed every night at his home in London with his wife Karen Slavick-Lennard ... and a voice-activated digital recorder.
Why? Well, Lennard, who married his American-born wife last summer, apparently talks in his sleep. A lot.
Some sample outbursts include, "Elephants in thongs are not something you see every day. Enjoy it."
Another: "Vampire penguins. Zombie guinea pigs. We're done for. Done for."
There are many more too vulgar to re-print. His nighttime alter-ego is rude and crude and certainly sounds insane.
By day, Lennard is a level-headed advertising executive. A self-confessed "pent up" Englishman.
Spreading the Word
For a lark just a couple of months ago, Slavick-Lennard began posting Lennard's outbursts on a blog every morning. The site, called Sleep Talkin' Man, soon gained a massive audience.
Nearly a million hits later, the couple is on the talk show circuit.
"It was actually just something I was putting up for myself and my friends," Slavick-Lennard said during her first interview on British TV. "It didn't occur to us that anything like this could happen."
Now, on their Web site they're selling t-shirts, bags and baby clothes emblazoned with Lennard's inane utterances.
So far, everything Lennard has said is just gibberish. There doesn't appear to be any hidden meaning. Can "Badger tickling. Proceed with caution." actually mean anything?
How about, "You can't be a pirate if you haven't got a beard. I said so. My boat, my rules"?
"I wake up in the morning," Lennard chipped in on their TV debut, "and the first thing Karen does is, 'Oooh, I gotta tell you what you said. I gotta tell you what you said,' "
This Is Real!
The couple is adamant: This is not a hoax, this is not a scam.
Asked how he could prove this is for real, Lennard replied, "I don't know how ... unless you spend the night with me."
Thanks, but we'll just read the blog.