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By MillMan (Thu May 04, 2006 at 03:22:11 PM EST) dental torture, work, influence of porn on kids (all tags)
A mighty fine view from this here porch...


It finally reached 70 degrees today.

Wisdom teeth
Coming out in a few weeks. The lower ones are quite impacted so I'll be put out cold for the operation. Thank jebus as I've had 11 teeth pulled in my life and I don't need to be awake for that again. Since I'm an evolutionary leap forward, I don't have upper wisdom teeth.

Work
Got my paltry raise today, which brings me to within about $10k of what I should be making. Boss did his best to spin it, but at any rate it isn't his fault. He was very happy with my work - a bit odd as I don't think he was too far from canning me last fall. He talked about how good our team is now from a technical perspective and threw a few former coworkers under the bus in the process which was rather shocking.

One of the parts I'm working on (which I hate for various reasons) is suddenly high profile as we're going to sell a bazillion of them to $JAPANESE_CONCERN for their $PRODUCT_TO_SAVE_COMPANY. No, it's not the PS3. Thus I'm now in a position to cause large amounts of pain and suffering should I screw up. I don't think the director liked my cynical smile in yesterday's meeting when I saw how many parts we have to start shipping a week ago.

Other "work" news is redacted until further notice. Sigh.

Kids watching porn on the internets
NPR did a big piece on the influence of porn on kids and parent's worries several weeks ago, complete with semi-hysterical parents who can barely breathe when they can't control every second of their kids' lives. Since the combination of the internet and kid's curiosity can't be defeated, there is only one solution - encourage them to access porn that depicts people having sex as people normally have sex (which isn't widely available, but it is out there). Parents can say "porn isn't how people have sex," but without the visual evidence to back that up, any views on sex formed by graphic depictions of sex are going to be based on the "bad" kind of porn.

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Alternatively by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu May 04, 2006 at 03:24:44 PM EST
The cycle of missionary position will be broken.

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exactly. by rmg (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu May 04, 2006 at 03:37:33 PM EST
perhaps the real evolutionary step forward here is the sexual innovation that's bound to come from kids who grew up watching porn. i mean, why should we all have sex just like our parents did?

on the other hand, this might make teenagers even more attractive to scary middle aged men on the internet...




[t]rolling retards conversation, period.

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heh yeah there is that by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu May 04, 2006 at 03:45:17 PM EST
I should have said "well made videos of people having sex as people normally do" which is unfortunately even rarer than videos of normal "boring" sex.

Everybody still hates me in this city and I hate everybody.

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Wisdom teeth by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu May 04, 2006 at 03:37:29 PM EST
I had one removed.  The others are too well embedded for an oral surgeon to work with.  Nerve damage is almost certain.  Anyway, the one I had removed had little pain in the actual removal.  Just pressure.  The novacaine was sufficient to suppress any pain.




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I would by MillMan (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu May 04, 2006 at 03:43:34 PM EST
leave them in but they are causing a lot of pain and they are starting to push my lower teeth forward. They have to come out. I waited until I was 28 to get them out which is my own fault.

Everybody still hates me in this city and I hate everybody.

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aye by 256 (4.00 / 1) #8 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:09:42 PM EST
i had an appointment to get mine out when i was 18 but then, because this is canada and we don't pay for dental appointments, didn't go.

then when i was 24, they impacted and it was absolutely terrible and i had to wait two weeks to get them out.

the up side is that, when i finally did get them out, the five days on demerol without the deadly pressure in my head were absolute bliss.
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well by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:05:35 PM EST
Half the time it's painless, half the time it's two out of ten Blixco pain units which I can kill with an advil. I had a lot of dental pain as a kid (pulled teeth, painful braces, constant canker sores) so I'm not too worried about it.

Everybody still hates me in this city and I hate everybody.

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You're encouraging younguns to look at porn? by debacle (4.00 / 2) #6 Thu May 04, 2006 at 03:51:05 PM EST
What?

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

are you denying the awesomeness of porn? by garlic (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:07:09 PM EST


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I would never deny the awesomeness of porn by debacle (4.00 / 2) #12 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:33:45 PM EST
But at twelve?

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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the argument is by MillMan (4.00 / 1) #14 Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:02:38 PM EST
if you can't stop it, mitigate it as best as you can. If you even need to, that is - I don't think porn is all that damaging, personally. The idea that kids automatically mimic everything they see is pretty insulting to the intelligence of kids.

If you feel that you can prevent your kids from seeing porn, then my argument doesn't apply. Personally I first saw porn when I was 6 years old (long before the internet) and my parents never had a clue that I did.

Everybody still hates me in this city and I hate everybody.

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mua ha ha ha by R343L (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:14:59 PM EST
I have no wisdom teeth! I am either evolutionarily advanced or just a freak.

Of course, my husband had his out about four years ago. Two were badly impacted, the other two were on their way. It was insanely painful for him. So, I guess it balances. :)

Rachael

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

freaky by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #16 Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:09:35 PM EST
I have no wisdom teeth either.

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I have three by Greener (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu May 04, 2006 at 06:17:07 PM EST
weird.

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Have you had an x-ray of your teeth lately? by calla (2.00 / 0) #21 Fri May 05, 2006 at 05:34:28 PM EST
My orthodontist found one of my wisdom teeth near my cheek. It was just stuck.


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2 years ago. There was no sign of it anywhere. by Greener (4.00 / 1) #22 Fri May 05, 2006 at 06:08:59 PM EST


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I bow before your evolutionary superiority by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:10:05 PM EST
unfortunately 22 by R343L (2.00 / 0) #24 Sat May 06, 2006 at 08:40:23 AM EST
Ouch. :(

Rachael

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

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NPR is right, I don't see a lot of pron by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:18:29 PM EST
set in the cramped back seat of a cheap car, and I've never had sex in the back seat of a car.

As far as $product, it's much more fun to be working directly on $product, not just a part for $product. It's like an excuse for everything, tired and irritable? Well, I work on $product. Need some more tools, well, $product demands it.


*Usually*, it's the mandible that breaks. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 3) #11 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:27:00 PM EST
Good luck, MillMan!

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

"Dave's house of medical horrors" by MillMan (4.00 / 3) #13 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:53:14 PM EST
unfortunately by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 3) #19 Thu May 04, 2006 at 06:43:00 PM EST
i dated a guy who thought all sex should be like porn...and as a result, i am somewhat scarred by that (in more ways than one, i guess). i'd rather kids learned what realistic sex is like and that the porno stuff is more for extra fun.

that said, YMMV, and it takes all kinds...but guys who need to degrade a woman to get off really piss me off.
Send me to Austria!

wisdom teeth by Merekat (4.00 / 1) #20 Thu May 04, 2006 at 11:36:31 PM EST
Get ready for drool. When I had my bottom wisdoms removed (also under general), I spent the next three days producing an absurd amount of drool. The ideal sleeping position would have been face-down in a hammock, with a hole cut around my mouth and a bucket underneath.

Drool's better than a dry socket. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri May 05, 2006 at 07:29:19 PM EST
After mine were removed, I learned I could smoke through one nostril.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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dentistry by moonvine (4.00 / 1) #25 Sat May 06, 2006 at 02:32:54 PM EST
i generally hate going to teh dentist. I went a couple months ago, trying to use my ben.s from the job from hell before i left, and i liked my exp. Not that i'd be continuing the dentistry visits "every six months" as is rec.


And before that, the last time id seen a dentist was six years ago...


so i was prepared for all sorts of admonishing lectures and tsk tsk per say, and like you, the assistant who cleaned my teeth was really amazed at the quantity of plaque and buildup i hadn't acquired. She was surprised that i had managed to take such good care of my teeth without gasp the help of a dentist. i told her it was an old form of indian tree branch wisdom passed down from the indus ancestors...


i only brush and floss my teeth like ALL THE TIME. So well, congrats on not having too dreadful of an experience at teh dentist. Here's to not going back for another decade or so : )


good for you on the raise, paltry or not!


enjoy the demerol, re: wisdom tooth. good times.


yeah I'll tell you what by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #26 Sat May 06, 2006 at 04:56:03 PM EST
a few cavities and 2 impacted wisdom teeth were totally worth 10 years of blissful non-dentistry.

Everybody still hates me in this city and I hate everybody.

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