I spent several minutes trying to shut off my clock radio. The power button wouldn't work. Switching it to the AM band or the CD player didn't work. Pulling its cord out of the wall didn't work. I could find no way to squash Dave Rickard's insistent, ignorant ranting about how it's entirely legal and appropriate for the Ten Commandments to be posted on the walls of public schools.
Then I realized I needed to wake up and shut off the real radio, instead of its incarnation in my dream. I got the idea I must be dreaming when I couldn't find a pad of paper to write "Dave, You Ignorant Slut" on, and succeeded in writing it on a plastic clipboard using an ordinary ball-point pen (which shouldn't work.)