719: Brain Worms

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Brain Worms
Hey, it says here that if you dream about your teeth falling out, it means they're spreading.
Title text: Hey, it says here that if you dream about your teeth falling out, it means they're spreading.

[edit] Explanation

Cueball is screwing with Megan by pretending to read from a book about a brain worm whose symptoms include oddly specific dreams. Not realizing that those dreams are relatively common, Megan naturally freaks out.

The title text does this with a different dream.

[edit] Transcript

[Megan sits at a computer desk, and Cueball stands near her holding a book.]
Cueball: Weird-this parasitic worm infects the brain, damaging the areas responsible for spatial reasoning in dreams. Signs of infection include dreams about not fitting in your car comfortably, driving from the backseat, or veering all over the road.
Megan: (thinking) Oh God.
My Hobby: Taking advantage of the fact that some specific dreams are weirdly common, but not everyone who has them realizes this.
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