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Watching sports can be rewarding
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:30:42 PM »
On the weekend I was watching a game of cricket (google it, Americans) between Australia and England. They announced a competition where you could win $5000.00. I entered, and just found out I won!

Going to do something teriffically exciting with the cash...have some dental work done ;D
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 02:44:19 AM »
Dental work? Cool! What sort?! You have me all excited now.
Ooh, ooh, and you could use part of the money to head over to Brasil and see Belgium take the world cup ... WITH perfect teeth in your mouth!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 06:01:26 AM »
Ooh, ooh, and you could use part of the money to head over to Brasil and see Belgium take the world cup ...

Hate to burst your bubble Fiji but travel to alternate universes costs more than $5k  :(

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 06:50:52 AM »
Puh, spoilsport!

BTW, I hope FIFA has a plan in place to take care of all the tourists from other universes that come to ours to see Belgium win the world cup.
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Re: Watching sports can be rewarding
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 07:42:36 AM »
On the weekend I was watching a game of cricket (google it, Americans) between Australia and England. They announced a competition where you could win $5000.00. I entered, and just found out I won!

Going to do something terrifically exciting with the cash...have some dental work done ;D
Ha! Nice! It should make up for the disappointment of seeing England allow Australia to win. (It is "Be Kind to Colonials" month.)
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Re: Watching sports can be rewarding
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 01:09:41 PM »
On the weekend I was watching a game of cricket (google it, Americans)

I know what "cricket" is: it's that little guy from Pinocchio, duh.

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Re: Watching sports can be rewarding
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 04:09:22 PM »
Dental work? Cool! What sort?! You have me all excited now.


I need wisdom teeth extracted, and I still hope to be able to have two implants. Hoping to have the work done in Manila, which is where I had some work done a year or so ago. Flying there and styaing for 10 days is still much cheaper than having the work done here, and the clinic is better than any I've been to in Australia.


Ooh, ooh, and you could use part of the money to head over to Brasil and see Belgium take the world cup ... WITH perfect teeth in your mouth!

Much cheaper to watch Holland triumph on our TV. Yiu meant to say Holland, right?
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 02:15:08 AM »
I need wisdom teeth extracted, and I still hope to be able to have two implants. Hoping to have the work done in Manila, which is where I had some work done a year or so ago. Flying there and styaing for 10 days is still much cheaper than having the work done here, and the clinic is better than any I've been to in Australia.

Pardon my Hungarian, but WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!
How buggering expensive is dental work in Aussieland?!
I mean, seriously!
Do you know how much it cost me to have two wisdom teeth ripped out? LESS THEN 200 EURO.
And it was top notch work. barely any swelling. Took a grand total of one painkiller ... and that one, only because is was a combination pill with antibiotics in it.

Edit: hang on, is it the implants that push up the price?

Ooh, ooh, and you could use part of the money to head over to Brasil and see Belgium take the world cup ... WITH perfect teeth in your mouth!
Much cheaper to watch Holland triumph on our TV. Yiu meant to say Holland, right?

Holland? Did they qualify?
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 05:40:46 PM »
I need wisdom teeth extracted, and I still hope to be able to have two implants. Hoping to have the work done in Manila, which is where I had some work done a year or so ago. Flying there and styaing for 10 days is still much cheaper than having the work done here, and the clinic is better than any I've been to in Australia.

Pardon my Hungarian, but WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!
How buggering expensive is dental work in Aussieland?!
I mean, seriously!
Do you know how much it cost me to have two wisdom teeth ripped out? LESS THEN 200 EURO.
And it was top notch work. barely any swelling. Took a grand total of one painkiller ... and that one, only because is was a combination pill with antibiotics in it.

Edit: hang on, is it the implants that push up the price?



Dental work here is very expensive. I had a quote last year for $12,000.00 for various crowns and extractions. The cost in Manila, Philipines was less than half that, inclusive of travel and hotel, and at a better clinic than in Brisbane.

I haven't actually gotten a quote yet for the wisdom teeth, but I know the implants are upwards of $6000.00 in Brisbane.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014, 01:46:41 AM »
Dental work here is very expensive. I had a quote last year for $12,000.00 for various crowns and extractions. The cost in Manila, Philipines was less than half that, inclusive of travel and hotel, and at a better clinic than in Brisbane.

I haven't actually gotten a quote yet for the wisdom teeth, but I know the implants are upwards of $6000.00 in Brisbane.

Ho-ly shit ... that's fucking insane. those prices are between 4 and 10 times what you pay for that in Belgium ... in private non-conventioned[1] clinics. In conventioned clinics, you pay less still, but the work is not as good.

Hope you get things sorted with this extra cash.
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2014, 02:15:07 AM »
Maybe I should travel to Belgium next time. A long plane trip that'd be though
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2014, 03:17:53 AM »
Customs officer: Business or pleasure?
Magicmiles: dental work
co: erm, that's not on my form. Look, are you here on behalf of your employer?
MM: nope
co: then it's pleasure
MM: do YOU find dental work pleasurable?
co: erm ... no ... I think we need a new form.
MM: you do
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Re: Watching sports can be rewarding
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 09:49:55 AM »
Dental work here is very expensive. I had a quote last year for $12,000.00 for various crowns and extractions. The cost in Manila, Philipines was less than half that, inclusive of travel and hotel, and at a better clinic than in Brisbane.

I haven't actually gotten a quote yet for the wisdom teeth, but I know the implants are upwards of $6000.00 in Brisbane.

and yet floss is just $2 for 50 ft.  Ironic, no?
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2014, 12:59:25 PM »
Going to do something teriffically exciting with the cash...have some dental work done ;D

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Re: Watching sports can be rewarding
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2014, 02:49:45 PM »
Dental work here is very expensive. I had a quote last year for $12,000.00 for various crowns and extractions. The cost in Manila, Philipines was less than half that, inclusive of travel and hotel, and at a better clinic than in Brisbane.

I haven't actually gotten a quote yet for the wisdom teeth, but I know the implants are upwards of $6000.00 in Brisbane.

and yet floss is just $2 for 50 ft.  Ironic, no?

 hindsight and regret are even cheaper
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 02:09:49 PM »
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/australian-teeth-worst-in-developed-world/2006/09/30/1159337390806.html

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The association wants the Federal Government to take overriding responsibility for promoting dental health as figures reveal that Australia has the highest tooth extraction rate in the developed world.

The average Australian will suffer serious decay in at least 10 teeth by their late 30s.
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Decayed teeth have also been linked to premature, low- weight babies, heart disease, brain damage, diabetes and obesity.

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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 02:18:40 PM »
I guess no country is completely perfect.
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 02:52:28 PM »
Well, good on you for googling Australia and not Austria. That makes you a smarter American than many.
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 03:26:03 PM »
Well, good on you for googling Australia and not Austria. That makes you a smarter American than many.
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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2014, 04:13:34 PM »
Well, good on you for googling Australia and not Austria. That makes you a smarter American than many.

oh come on.  You didn't even teehee over Paul Hogan?
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2014, 05:09:03 PM »
I tee heed over many of them. Australians generally love taking the piss out of themselves. But we also love having a dig at Americans

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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 07:24:19 AM »
Well, good on you for googling Australia and not Austria. That makes you a smarter American than many.

In that wrestling game I used to play Americans got on my case for writing an American character who was an absolute moron.
Which was of course entirely true, except that he was called The ARMENIAN Beast.
Seriously, early on when Beasty was still new, I'd get two to three complaints per day, often accompanied by unbased assumption wrt my sexual preference, the line of work my mother was engaged in and the identity of my father ... all of them insisting that Americans were smart!
QED, I guess.
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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2014, 10:56:01 AM »
I tee heed over many of them. Australians generally love taking the piss out of themselves. But we also love having a dig at Americans

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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2014, 03:04:15 AM »
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