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    Quote Originally Posted by GiBo View Post
    At my dentist the hygienist measures my gums or something. An assistant sits off to the side with a tablet and the hygienist calls out 3, 3, 4, 2, 4, 3... but I can feel the hygienist's tool barely even touching half the teeth and she's going way too fast to actually measure anything. I think they do it just to sound like they're really doing something. In the 20 years I've been going there, no one has ever said, "You know, your numbers are going up. We need to..."

    But I do think they have something similar to a Customer Relationship Management software and they take notes when you leave. No way she remembers the shit she does.
    I went in last week. They had purchased a shiny new receptionist who I had not met before. After greeting me like a long lost friend she inquired how my wife was by her first name and made oozing pleasantries including say "hello to her from me"

    I mentioned to my wife later that Brenda or what ever recepbot's name was had asked after her.. apparently she hasn't ever met Brenda.

    They must have Brenda's niceness algorithm set to nauseating?

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    So, we are all going to let Brit slide on pretending he's been to a dentist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiBo View Post
    they take notes
    learn that in dentistry school
    it's what makes Wed golf day possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Hole in the wall diner in Price, Utah, 1992. I ate and GTFO. Whole town gave me the creeps.
    Those two towns, Price and Helper give me the creeps, I try to spend as little amount of time as possible in those two places driving to and from SE Utah/Colorado.

    It's almost like Appalacia transplanted to the desert.

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    Not really weird to me. First house we bought had a spirit living in it. We called him "Old Bill". Only children could see him. My two kids and the two kids who lived there after we sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    augusta, never been but weird how itís the Soul7 of golf.
    Itís even weirder when you see the rest of Augusta...the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Carbon, Dosewallips, etc.




    Theories on both, without consensus... though the predominant one now suggests a slight climate shift led the already-tenuous agriculture to fail over a few generations. Pressure from other tribes was a likely factor, too. They moved out of the Colorado Plateau in the 12th and 13th centuries to follow rain. Solid archeological evidence in long-established sites up to like 1350, then nothing.
    Craig Childs has a few books about the SW and the 'ancients' and the possible reasons they 'disappeared'. Drought, and war caused by drought seem to be the prevailing theories. Seems they became the Pueblo tribes. Look him up. Great reads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiBo View Post
    At my dentist the hygienist measures my gums or something. An assistant sits off to the side with a tablet and the hygienist calls out 3, 3, 4, 2, 4, 3... but I can feel the hygienist's tool barely even touching half the teeth and she's going way too fast to actually measure anything. I think they do it just to sound like they're really doing something. In the 20 years I've been going there, no one has ever said, "You know, your numbers are going up. We need to..."

    But I do think they have something similar to a Customer Relationship Management software and they take notes when you leave. No way she remembers the shit she does.
    She's measuring the recession of your gums. No ruler needed, just by eye.
    Be always sure you're right ó THEN GO AHEAD!

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    Butte, MT.

    What other town is so proud of its EPA toxic waste site that it has a visitors center?

    And a giant Virgin Mary statue overseeing it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Butte, MT.

    What other town is so proud of its EPA toxic waste site that it has a visitors center?
    Tri-Cities Washington (Hanford)! They've got the most polluted nuclear waste site in the US and it's a National Park to boot!

    Hanford, WA Site - Manhattan Project National Historical Site
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Tri-Cities Washington (Hanford)! They've got the most polluted nuclear waste site in the US.
    Yeah but is there a deck overlooking a giant sludge pit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Yeah but is there a deck overlooking a giant sludge pit?
    you can tour the B-reactor. That's gotta count for something - a little radiation with your sightseeing.

    Here's a virtual tour that you can take from the safety of your home/office with no risk of radioactivity:

    http://nonplused.org/panos/b_reactor/index.html


    and there is this:

    B Reactor Museum Association
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    you can tour the B-reactor. That's gotta count for something - a little radiation with your sightseeing.

    Here's a virtual tour that you can take from the safety of your home/office with no risk of radioactivity:

    http://nonplused.org/panos/b_reactor/index.html


    and there is this:

    B Reactor Museum Association
    I've been reading A River Lost about the Columbia and the last few nights the author is talking about the Handford site and all of the shit that went down there and the politics surrounding it. Very interesting. Glad I'm not a downwinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiBo View Post
    I've been reading A River Lost about the Columbia and the last few nights the author is talking about the Handford site and all of the shit that went down there and the politics surrounding it. Very interesting. Glad I'm not a downwinder.
    I have a friend who is a firefighter at Hanford. He has to wear two different Geiger counter thingies that get monitored hourly to track his exposure to radiation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiBo View Post
    At my dentist the hygienist measures my gums or something. An assistant sits off to the side with a tablet and the hygienist calls out 3, 3, 4, 2, 4, 3... but I can feel the hygienist's tool barely even touching half the teeth and she's going way too fast to actually measure anything. I think they do it just to sound like they're really doing something. In the 20 years I've been going there, no one has ever said, "You know, your numbers are going up. We need to..."

    But I do think they have something similar to a Customer Relationship Management software and they take notes when you leave. No way she remembers the shit she does.
    thats a depth of gum thing. They can do that with very little feeling to you. Its weird though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    thats a depth of gum thing. They can do that with very little feeling to you. Its weird though.
    4's and 5's get you a root planing.
    Got one last year.
    They poked around yesterday.
    They like doing that shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    thats a depth of gum thing. They can do that with very little feeling to you. Its weird though.
    Still calling bullshit on it. Waaaaay too fast to be really measuring anything. And let's face it, the whole 6 mo check up/cleaning is a scam. I know all you fuckers are financing your Aspen trip with this shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Butte, MT.
    i like that Butte (Poisonville, USA) is decaying resource extraction west with it's pollution, old buildings, rot and vacant lots and not some interchangeable shithole yuppie neuwest crapfest of organic bbq paleo winebars..... but I'm weird.

    the dystopian spread of the crap minimalist aesthetic to everything yuppie is distinctly weird. not that we need to go high victorian clutter, just damnit, stop with shit slab furniture everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    i like that Butte (Poisonville, USA) is decaying resource extraction west with it's pollution, old buildings, rot and vacant lots and not some interchangeable shithole yuppie neuwest crapfest of organic bbq paleo winebars..... but I'm weird.

    the dystopian spread of the crap minimalist aesthetic to everything yuppie is distinctly weird. not that we need to go high victorian clutter, just damnit, stop with shit slab furniture everything.
    I like it too.

    Bozeman makes me gag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWINS View Post
    4's and 5's get you a root planing.
    Got one last year.
    They poked around yesterday.
    They like doing that shit.
    thankfully im not there yet and may have caught the mild gum disease early enough. There is some bone loss, but no grafting will be done and no teeth in immediate danger of falling out.. I go in for a couple trouble teeth that will need some Novocaine to clean next week.

    Always fun times. I especially love it when the Doc decides he's going to tell me when he hits a tooth that the gums bleed on profusely. like I dont need that info doc, but thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I like it too.

    Bozeman makes me gag.
    Ditto x 3. I've always had a blast in Butte and love it's quirky, gritty charm. Happened to stop in town during Knievel Days and man, that was something else. I'm sure it has everything to do with it's mining culture and strong Irish heritage, but there's a certain feistiness that Butte has that very few others have. Haven't made it yet, but I've heard that St. Patty's Day there is pretty bonkers. Def on my bucket list.

    I'll take the drunken, feisty, poor mining town ANY time over the manbun-infested, trust funder, hipsterlopolis that Bozeman has become.

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    Which is too bad, because fkna it was a wonderful place to grow up. Things were noticably different (to me) by the early 2000s.

    The mountains and rivers still rule despite the Big Sky Trustafari, the highly visible minority ever side-eyed by long-time locdogs... lest the inhabitants be conflated with the landscape.

    So in that way, Gentrified Bozeman is pretty fuckin weird now.
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    Bozeman has very nice mountains, agreed.

    I find "Art Gallerys" in touristy mountain towns to be strange, pedaling faux Native American/Mother Nature worship paintings (painted by white transplants) and live edge tables for thousands of dollars.

    This shit:
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    crawl spaces.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    I visited a friend in Tampa in the late 80ís. He was in a band and I went to see them play at a place in what they called CarnyTown. Itís where all the carnys go in the winter

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