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What man writes a script – a comedy no less – that has a character who gets his testicles blown off?  A woman writing it, I would believe.  But a guy?  Well, leave it to Mike Judge, the brains behind “Beavis & Butthead”, “Office Space” and “Idiocracy”, to do just that.  A man who you might call obsessed with the thought of his own testicles being blown off, to hear Mike Judge tell it, seems a perfectly normal concept. “When I was in high school, for science fair I actually made an x-ray machine, x-ray generator, with an old tv tube and a Tesla coil.  I got it to work and then I read that x-rays can actually make you sterile.  So I immediately built this lead box around it and I got scared as I got older.  I was 15 at the time and thought ‘Man, did I just ruin my testicles and I won’t be able to have kids?’  Then when I was first married, I had the premonition that my testicles were going to get knocked off in a car wreck.  And then I got into a pretty bad freeway wreck and I remember thinking, ‘Ah, my testicles are still here!  My back hurts, my neck hurts, but…my testicles are here.”    And so, you have part of our story – all based in reality.  Judge makes this little tidbit one of the primary comedic prongs in this funny (albeit uneven at times), extraction of the humorous, er, or not so humorous,  events of one man’s dysfunctional life. Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: EXTRACT