Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 30, 2003
"What are you wearing?" "The Dream Suppressor. If you dream of a better life, it gives you an electric shock." "Why would you want that to happen?" "Because dreams don't come true...and if you go around your whole life dreaming, you'll be very, very, very sad." "But after a few weeks with this on, you won't dream at all, and you can just be satisfied with a boring, commonplace life." "In fact, I might even start selling them...I'd probably become really rich and really successful and - " "BZZZZT BZZZZT BZZZZT" "Wanna go bowling?"