Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Da Bling

Okay, call me old fashioned. Call me the biggest nerd in all of America (my teenagers do), but I have managed to live on this planet for several years now without knowing anything about the latest in hip hop dental bling fashion. No clue. None. Nada. Zip.

When I was young, those who couldn't afford porcelain colored crowns lived with the embarrassment of gold or silver teeth. Nowadays, those who can afford it are spending thousands of dollars to look like Hannibal Lechter. Can anyone enlighten me? I really, really, really don't understand the attraction here. Blech!

I find this humorous though...dental bling has been banned from several Texas schools. Go Texas!

Now, if you'll pardon me, I'll just crawl back into my hole. Life was better without cable teevee. Really.

7 Comments:

At 12:30 AM, August 09, 2006, Blogger Rach said...

Dental Bling ?!? I personally would rather stay away from the dentist as much as possible!

 
At 6:56 AM, August 09, 2006, Blogger beth said...

You know, I've not understood this either -- and I also don't understand people who intentionally put a big gap between their two front teeth. I had braces TWICE to get rid of that. Why would you put it there on purpose? (And how do people not understand it looks ridiculous?)

 
At 11:36 AM, August 09, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Rach, yes, it's true. I had no idea until I asked my youngest how come, if Flavor Flav (or some such nut case name on an even nuttier teevee show) was so popular with the girls, how come he looked like he had a mouth full of metal? And she said, "that's his grill" (in the most put-out voice she could muster up). I said, "it's his WHAT?!" And she said, "everybody is doing it." So there you have it. It must be true if my 16-year-old says it's true. And I verified it on Google. So there's that.

And now, I'm learning from Beth that people are doing what? Putting gaps between their front teeth on purpose??? How are they doing this? With special braces? Oh dear. The world has gone nuts. 8-}

 
At 7:28 PM, August 09, 2006, Blogger Jana B said...

"I have managed to live on this planet for several years now without knowing anything about the latest in hip hop dental bling fashion."

Well! What kind of person ARE you anyway? I mean, really, you don't spend hours staring at the teeth of strange teenagers in baggy pants??? What's wrong with you?

Hahahaha sorry, just kidding, had to say it. If it makes you feel better, I didn't know the meaning of "bling" or "pimp my ride" until last year!!

BTW I'm Jana, and I think I found you through Suzy's blog. *waving*

 
At 10:16 PM, August 09, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Hi Jana! I recognize you. ;-) Yes, I'm ashamed to admit that I don't spend even a few minutes staring at the teeth of strange teenagers, or rap stars for that matter. But since we got cable, I've seen lots of things that are beyond explanation. 8-}

 
At 6:35 PM, August 11, 2006, Blogger Foo said...

I don't get the "grill" as a fashion statement, but when I see someone wearing one it's always good for a laugh. If I actually have to listen to someone trying to speak with one of those things in, all bets are off.

I'm likely to become hysterical.

 
At 3:16 PM, August 12, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Foo, you've seen real people wearing these? See there? I've apparently been living in a hole. I've only seen it on teevee.

 

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