Rob Abrazado (flatvurm) wrote,
Rob Abrazado
flatvurm

Another week, another tooth issue

So I think I broke another piece off that problem molar. I swear, I am getting so sick of this tooth. I'd want to have the damn thing just yanked out and be done with it, except my dentist assures me that the root is so deep that it would actually be a lot more trouble to dig it out of my jaw than it would be to just crown it. With all the nonsense surrounding getting this crown, though, I'm beginning to have my doubts. Anyway...I'm on the fence about whether I even want to go in again to have this latest break looked at. On the one hand, I think it's just a minor break and hopefully not a big deal since I'm supposed to get it crowned anyway. On the other hand, I'm certainly no expert on what constitutes a major or minor break, and additionally this is the tooth that's just been root canaled, which means there's a pretty good shot that if it was something major that just happened, I wouldn't even necessarily be able to feel it, so...maybe it's worth the trip just to get it looked at. On the mystical third hand, I really just lack the will. This whole thing has gotten to be such a drag; the trip to periodontology I was supposed to have in like a week and a half or so got pushed back to like the end of the month, so that's just more waiting with a broken mouth. And even if I did somehow manage to drag myself in for another visit, what could he tell me or what could really be done? I'm already supposed to get the damn thing capped, and we're really just waiting for that to be able to happen. So what if it did break some more?

It's like...it's like I've already got an appointment for the contractors to come and redo my bathroom. Does it really matter that much that one of my faucet handles just snapped off in my hand? I mean...sure, it'll be that much more inconvenient, but is it really worth doing anything about at this point? It won't make the contractor come any faster.

Anyway.

So recently I was looking for something to keep me extremely passively occupied, and I discovered that I can stream episodes of The A-Team from Netflix. I'm...I'm not sure how I feel about that. I mean, I won't go so far as to deny having watched a couple episodes, but...I really don't think I can make a habit of it. I mean...that way madness lies. What caught my eye about that, actually, is that I saw that it somehow has a parental guideline rating of "TV-14." WHAT?! "Parents Strongly Cautioned"? Seriously? This is from the official description of the rating: "This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended." Really? I mean...this is where we are as a people? I was watching this show in the first grade. I mean, granted, whenever I put together Ikea furniture, I like it to be done as a footage montage overlaid by my theme music, but come on. TV-14. Jesus.

Amazingly enough, unrelated to that particular experience, I happened to be surfing around looking at intros to old 80s cartoon shows. You know...like I do from time to time. In doing so, I realized that while there were many, many examples of theme songs that were basically iconic of that particular era and genre of television, there were also some things that could better be described as victims of that particular culture. Ladies, gentlemen, I give you...the opening theme to M.A.S.K..
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