Friday Night Lights Movie

My youngest and I went to see Friday Night Lights (FNL) a couple of days ago, and I have to eat my words. As a commenter to Sleepless in Midland, when the film crew came to Odessa I said something like “…they didn’t come all this way to make us look good…”, my belief fueld by a) the original, not very flattering book on which the movie was based, and b) the director is the cousin of the books’ author.

I was wrong. They made Odessa, and Odessans, look like Odessans, no better and certainly no worse. (I grew up in Odessa, went to Odessa Permian, and know of which I speak).

The movie is an excellent story of small-town but big-time High School football, and as such could have been about nearly any program, but Permian made an excellent subject with their outstanding winning record and painfully devoted fan base. (Mojo!)

Just go and see it, or see it when it comes out on DVD. You’ll be glad you did.

Symtym

symtym.com has a nice site redesign, by Moxie. It’s very pretty, and he’s the best on West-Coast hospital goings-on, from a Macro viewpoint.

Go take a peek.

Medical Joke

An older gentleman had an appointment to see the urologist who shared an office with several other doctors.

The waiting room was filled with patients. As he approached the receptionist’s desk he noticed that the receptionist was a large, unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumo wrestler. He gave her his name.

In a very loud voice, the receptionist said,

“YES, I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO SEE THE DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE, RIGHT?”

All the patients in the waiting room snapped their heads around to look at the very embarrassed man.

He recovered quickly, and in an equally loud voice replied,

“NO, I’VE COME TO INQUIRE ABOUT A SEX CHANGE OPERATION, BUT I DON’T WANT THE SAME DOCTOR THAT DID YOURS.”