The dentist odyssey

So it’s been years since I’ve been to a dentist, probably not since my junior year of college, so like ~2004. Recently on of my wisdom teeth had been bothering me as it was ‘coming in’… So I decided it was about time.

I had a series of X-Rays done. It turns out I have 3 cavities that need fillings (all pretty small).

Mouth X-Ray

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Futurama: Bender’s Big Score

Good news, everyone!

Futurama has returned, in the form of a hour and thirty minute feature called ‘Futurama: Bender’s Big Score‘.

I must say, it’s some of the best $20 I’ve spent in a while. The feature is hilarious. Even if you were just going to ‘acquire’ the movie, the DVD extras are still worth the cost. The audio commentary gives a great peak into the thought behind decisions they make, the effort that goes into things that most people would think are just coincidental, and is hilarious in it’s own right.

Other included bonuses include a read-through of one of the Futurama comics by the voices actors, a lecture by a math professor on the math of Futurama, the original script of the feature, a full length episode of ‘Everybody Loves Hypnotoad’, and more.

If you love or like Futuama you must own this, if you’ve never seen Futurama I highly recommend adding it to your NetFlix queue or borrowing it from a friend.

Southland Tales

“This is the way the world ends
Not with a whimper
But with a bang.” – Not T. S. Eliot

Southland Tales is a a story by Richard Kelly. It is broken into 6 parts, 3 make up a book, Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga, while the other 3 compose a movie Southland Tales. I highly recommend you go take a look at the trailer.

Now while the review for the movie were mixed, and especially the original cut was panned by many reviewers, one person who seems to have opinions similar to mine really liked it. Besides, the complaints were generally that is was too long, complex, and difficult to follow. Personally those are things I like in a movie.

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A quick visit to Walmart

So we went to Walmart this weekend to do some grocery shopping. When we were all done, we were pushing our full cart out the door when the person at the door asked to see our receipt. Now, I was intrigued, this is the first time I’ve had this happen at Wally-World (unless the alarm went off). So just to see what they would do (well, and to be a little difficult too), I said ‘No thanks’. The lady at the door instantly got somewhat angry and snippy, I get the feeling this has never happened to her before. The rest of the conversation went about like this:

Worker: I’m not requesting, I have to see your receipt.
Me: You have no right to see my receipt.
Worker: You can’t leave until I see your receipt.
Me: You can’t keep us from leaving.
Worker: Do you want me to call a manager over here to explain this to you?
Me: Sure, go right ahead.

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