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Flu Shot
"Wait, how often are you getting bitten by snakes? And why are you boiling water?" "Dunno, the CDC people keep showing up with complicated questions about the 'history of the property' and 'possible curses' but I kinda tune them out. At least one of them offered me the flu shot."
Title text: "Wait, how often are you getting bitten by snakes? And why are you boiling water?" "Dunno, the CDC people keep showing up with complicated questions about the 'history of the property' and 'possible curses' but I kinda tune them out. At least one of them offered me the flu shot."

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Megan (walking into frame from the left): Yesss, I got my flu shot.

Cueball (off screen): Nice! I got mine a few weeks ago. Immunity Buddies!


Megan (spreading her arms wide): Now I can finally get bitten by all the bats I want!

Cueball: No, that's rabies, that's not what—


(closeup of Megan's head)

Megan: I'll be able to roll and play in the poison ivy without a care in the world!

Cueball (off screen): Why would you do that even if the shot did


Megan (flexing her arms): No more slathering on sunscreen. No more rushing for antivenom after a snakebite. And now I can stop wasting time boiling contaminated water before drinking it!


Megan (running off toward the right): Gonna click on every URL in every email I get, even the ones with IP addresses and weird Unicode in them!

Cueball: You know what, sure, go for it.


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