After seeing The Barbarian Invasions this weekend, I am reconsidering what I wrote in the last blog about nationalized health care. Not to mention I had a great experience at my private dentist this morning and can’t imagine a nationalized dental system: just look at the general state of English teeth and you know what I mean. The Barbarian Invasions opens with the cruel reality of a nationalized health system: technocrat administrators, corrupt union bosses, mediocre doctors, patients in the hallways, misappropriated supplies and above all a complete lack of attention to actual patients. I dunno. Save your pennies – you’re going to need them in your old age.

Going to see the Lakers this evening in some fancy corporate suite. Have to get back to work.

The novocaine is wearing off. The tooth that got two fillings (yeah, on the same tooth) is throbbing.