Do people get freaked out by the potential intrusion-into-privacy thing? You've basically got a video camera ready at a moment's notice every time you wear this thing, I can't imagine everyone being totally okay with that.
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The only way to get better at driving is to drive a whole hell of a lot for a long time. Most people tend to be total idiots in cars until they've had something like five years of experience driving.
Anyways, uh, don't be a dick to pedestrians. That's important!
I think everyone here is missing the most important piece of advice: Make sure to make lots of posts here on the forums while on your painkillers. They will imbue you with an incredible amount of good sense and intelligence and you want to save that all for posterity.
I actually never got painkillers when I had my wisdom teeth out, but it was a super easy operation. I just had to rinse my mouth out every couple of hours, and I was given anti-inflammatories. Occasionally I'd take ibuprofen or something, but the pain was never very bad.
1. Apocalypse Now - Best war movie ever made. Incredible vibe, astounding performance from Marlon Brando, incredible across the board. Interestingly, it's one of the rare films whose director's cut is actually worse than the theatrical release.
2. Blade Runner - The one thing that Blade Runner does better than any other sci-fi film is that it doesn't rub your face in the fact that it's science fiction. It respects your intelligence and simply presents you with a world and a story that happens within it. The set design is also super awesome throughout the film. See also...
3. Ghost in the Shell - I absolutely love the long shots and soundtrack of this film. I also really liked how heady and philosophical it got when it probably could have gone in the complete opposite direction quite easily (whoa, robot people! they can do crazy shit!).
4. Mulholland Drive - David Lynch is a modern master, and this is absolutely his best film. The film is riddled with little clues and tidbits as to what's actually going on, and it's shot on absolutely incredible film stock. It has a dreamy, classic Hollywood look to it while still having modern sensibilities.
5. Seven Samurai - You really couldn't pick a better representation of this era of cinema. This film is the number one reason why Kurosawa is such a legendary figure.
6. The Seventh Seal - Poignant, wonderful meditation on life, death, religion, and how one can find meaning and purpose.
7. Drive - Nicolas Winding Refn has an absolute mastery over the aesthetic qualities of his films. Drive fits together perfectly and hits like a hammer to the face.
8. The Departed - In my opinion, Scorsese's best work. It's the best cop film out there.
9. Alien - I don't care what anyone says, this is way better than Aliens. No question.
10. Eraserhead - I love how completely balls to the wall weird this movie is. You'll never forget it once you've seen it.
I recently rewatched the Seventh Seal. For those not familiar, it's the film that produced the famous image of a knight playing chess against death personified. They really don't make 'em like this anymore - Seventh Seal occupies that space of classic cinema that has a singular vision and is unafraid to take its time developing motifs and indulging in ponderous dialogue and slow, long shots. This results in a brilliant meditation on death, religion, and one's purpose in life, all played out by a wonderful cast. It's an incredible film, and I couldn't give it any higher recommendation.
There's a Belgian place here in Indianapolis called Brugge and they make these completely insane pommes frites. You can get them with a mitraillete or a big ol' hanger steak, as well as an in-house brewed beer.
I generally avoid fast food french fries, or fast food in general. If you held a gun to my head I would probably go with Arby's curly fries though.
Man, I'm nuts about games and the last thing I would ever put on my registry is anything remotely gaming related. I guess traditionally you ask for stuff that you would use to put a new home together with - my fiancee and I have the standard kitchen gear, stand mixer, etc, as well as some stuff for our bikes. Maaaaaybe I would put something up like a new set of speakers or some A/V equipment? I would be too worried about breaking some unspoken etiquette of wedding registries though, so I've mostly just followed along with whatever my fiancee says we should do.
I live in Indianapolis currently, but when I was a kid in San Francisco the Niners were extending their dynasty into the 90's with Steve Young and co, and I remember the epic series of playoff battles with the Packers and getting really excited to watch them. I'm totally fine with the Colts winning, but I'm not really rooting for them on any given day.
As for baseball...we have a local AAA farm team that I love seeing, but I could care less about their major league big brothers (Pittsburgh Pirates). I'm a huge Baltimore Orioles fan, even though I've never even been to Baltimore, they were just the first team I latched onto when I started watching baseball.