... and I woke up thinking I fell asleep at the wheel and slammed on the brakes. It consequently blew both rear wheel cylinders apart... oops. I no longer sleep hunched across the steering wheel for no reason. LR
Man, you must have been in a total panic! Sorry, but that's pretty funny. But I know what it's like to do stuff like that. Doesn't seem funny at the time, but later, you have to wonder how that happened.
The best is nodding-off in front of the TV at around 7 PM on a summer evening. When you next open your eyes and look at the clock, it's 9 AM!!! The sun is up!
So now you go racing around in a frenzy, thinking you're late for work, etc., until it slowly occurs to you that it's actually 9 PM, not AM. You've only been snoozing for 2 hours and it's still evening.
Not that I've ever done that, of course ...
But regarding the blown brake line -- aren't the diagonally opposite wheels isolated from each other in the hydraulic system with check valves in the master cylinder? So even if you lost pressure in RF/LR combination, you'd still have functioning brakes on the LF/RR wheels? You might have to pump the break pedal a few times to get enough pressure in the non-leaking side, but you'd still have *some* brakes, right?
Mind you, if it happened all of a sudden, and you had to stop fast, I don't think it would occur to me to start pumping the brakes, and I'd end up in the same situation.