Best Movies of the 2000's

Here's a list of the top-rated movies from 2000-2005 (all with 90% approval from critics), I had no idea that there was so many good-looking movies to come out in the past five years. I've bolded the ones I've seen, although they are mostly just the mainstream ones. I'm going to try to see as many as these as possible over the next few months.

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As far as my condition, the severe pain of my abscess is gone, but I am still completely exhausted from it and my face is still swollen, my right eye being kind of black. I went to the dentist today and he was going to take out my stitches (where I got the thirty plus shots of novocaine) but my mouth was just too swollen, so I'm waiting a week. We'll also see what we're going to do with my other bad tooth.

A little more of an update

I look like I was beaten with a stick. I woke up today to see that my whole right side of my face is completely swollen and I can barely see out of my eye. The doctor said that is normal for a case as bad as mine, and to put ice on it and take ibuprofen along with my vicodin. He said that I'll probably have to get that other root canal tomorrow as well. I look like a monster. I also just realized that I stitches all on my lip and gums from all the shots, and they hurt like hell.


Well, I could barely sleep at all last night. I would sleep for about fifteen minutes at a time and then wake up for another fifteen minutes. I was yelling and moaning in pain all night. I almost overdosed on ibuprofen, I took about 2000 mg in 12 hours, along with a little too much Tylenol and Aleve. After about 1000 mg of the Ibuprofen it stopped working, so I just had immense pain in my mouth with extreme nausea on top of it. I got the doctor's appointment moved from 12 to 10; I called and asked if they had any cancellations and luckily they did. I got there and the pain was just getting worse and worse, and it seemed to take forever get into the fucking office. Everyone who got there after me was called before me. Anyways, as soon as I get in the office I'm crying hysterically like a moron. The dental assistant, who was very nice, did an x-ray on me and I had to bite down really hard with my infected tooth, which felt great of course. The doctor comes in and tells me that I have an extremely nasty abscess in my tooth. Big surprise. This was also the same tooth that I already had a root canal done on. So he decided to go in and operate on my tooth and try to save it instead of extracting it. He put anesthetics in my mouth right away and it absolutely did nothing. The pain actually felt worse with the more he put in. Eventually it got semi-numb, but it was so badly infected that I could still feel most of the operation. He gave me about thirty shots of the novocaine, at least. It was so awful. I was bleeding everywhere, the dentist's gloves were completely covered in blood. I was do dizzy and sick that everything is just so vague. It started to feel slightly better when they yanked out all the tissue and drained all the pus, then it hurt again when they put in the stitches. I looked like total hell. While walking to the bathroom I was stumbling while there was blood spewing out of my mouth, and I look in the mirror and there is blood all over my face. I literally looked (and felt) like I was dead.

Also, one of my bottom teeth was hurting very badly during the operation. The dentist at first thought that it was just pain from my upper tooth spreading around, but it turns out that I most likely have an abscess in that tooth as well. Isn't that lovely? It looks like that tooth got the abscess because it somehow got chipped (which I didn't even notice until looking, it's toward the back), so bacteria creeped its way in. Anyways, I was still in a ton of pain afterwards until I took my vicodin. Wow, it makes you feel like you're in heaven. It's so much better than any amount of ibuprofen. Hopefully it won't start to lose its effect after taking it a few times though, I do not want that pain too come back. I may have to get another root canal on Thursday, I'm so excited. My mouth is all nasty looking now. It looks like there's a huge incision on my gums, from all the shots. My gums are completely crusted with blood. I'm just glad I feel better at this moment, I thought I was about to kill myself last night, literally.

I am....

Going to die. I don't know if any of you are familiar with pain resulting from a tooth abscess, but let me assure you that it is some of the worst fucking pain in the world. I am going to safely assume that childbirth feels a heck of a lot better than this. I had an abscess about a year ago and got antiobiotics, but opted not to get the root canal at the time. Now it's back since I didn't do anything about it, worse than ever. My whole right mouth is swollen, the tooth and surrounding teeth have a constant extreme throbbing pain. My nose and jaw are even hurting, and I have a fever. Right now I am completely drugged up on pain medications. I have an emergency appointment at the dentist tomorrow, which isn't soon enough.

La. Court OKs Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously reinstated the anti-gay marriage amendment to the state constitution that was overwhelmingly approved by voters in September.

The high court reversed a state district judge's ruling in October striking down the amendment on the grounds that it violated a provision of the state constitution requiring that an amendment cover only one subject.

"Each provision of the amendment is germane to the single object of defense of marriage and constitutes an element of the plan advanced to achieve this object," the high court said.

The court's ruling puts the amendment in the constitution.

"We're obviously delighted," said attorney Michael Johnson (news - web sites), who represented the Alliance Defense Fund, which argued for the amendment's legality before the Supreme Court.

The Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Political Action Coalition said a statement would be released shortly.

The amendment was sent to the ballot by the Legislature and approved by 78 percent of the voters on Sept. 18.

Legislative backers said that although gay marriages are banned by state law, the amendment was needed to ensure that courts would not authorize the marriages, as had happened in Massachusetts.

In striking down the "defense of marriage" amendment, Judge William Morvant of Baton Rouge had ruled that the amendment also prevented the state from recognizing any legal status for common-law relationships, domestic partnerships and civil unions between both gay and heterosexual couples.

Six of the justices joined in the majority opinion authored by Justice Jeanette Theriot Knoll. The seventh, Chief Justice Pascal Calogero, wrote a concurring opinion.

At issue was a provision of the amendment that stated: "A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be recognized."

Opponents had warned that the amendment went far beyond banning gay marriage and would deny contractual rights to all unmarried couples — whether gay or heterosexual — in such areas as owning property, willing it to heirs, and taking legal care of an incapacitated partner. As a result, they contended, the amendment had more than one object, and therefore could not become part of the constitution.

But the Supreme Court said the each part of the amendment is "germane to the object of `defense of marriage.'"

Eleven other states adopted similar amendments in the fall elections. President George Bush (news - web sites) also has proposed a federal anti-gay marriage amendment.

A fun poll for you

Poll #418542 Religion

What is your religion?

Christian - Protestant
Christian - Catholic
Christian - Other (Quaker, Amish, etc.)

2004 Election Results?

Kind of late, but I found this interesting, assuming these exit polls are accurate in even the slightest bit.

Vote by Income

Under $15,000 (8%) - Bush: 36% Kerry: 63% Nader: 0%

$15-30,000 (15%) - Bush: 42% Kerry: 57% Nader: 0%

$30-50,000 (22%) - Bush: 49% Kerry: 50% Nader: 0%

$50-75,000 (23%) - Bush: 56% Kerry: 43% Nader: 0%

$75-100,000 (14%) - Bush: 55% Kerry: 45% Nader: 0%

$100-150,000 (11%) - Bush: 57% Kerry: 42% Nader: 1%

$150-200,000 (4%) - Bush: 58% Kerry: 42% Nader: * (* means so insignificant they don't even get a 0%)

$200,000 or More (3%) - Bush: 63% Kerry: 35% Nader: 1%

The higher your salary is, the more likely you would vote for Bush. By income the people who voted for Nader the most made between $100-150,000 a year and $200,000+ a year. Strange.

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"In the Bullshit Department, a businessman can't hold a candle to a clergyman. 'Cause I gotta tell you the truth, folks. When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit!"

-George Carlin