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Friday, June 02, 2006
 
Recovered memory challenge: Just Give me Some Tooth

This is actually quite a good read, butPimp my Smile implies "the grill" is a new invention.

There were people in the fifties who flashed gold every time they opened their mouths, when they smiled or laughed or shouted or sang. There was a musician from someplace like Louisiana who'd had a gold star implanted in a front tooth and a photograph of that became part of some album art in the '70s. That's because an English rockstar had a ruby installed in the '70s and a shot of that tooth made the cover of a national magazine. Which came first? And where is it, that album cover?

Although it's true the rare entertainer long before had a diamond studded tooth (and her real nickname was Diamond Tooth Lil, though Hollywood later gave her a new stage name) while other kids were just learning the steps, and swirling and shakin it down (but she didn't have a jewel or precious metal implant that I've ever heard of, so she's kind of bobbing around in my stream of consciousness and hard to work into any of this)
 




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