New Tooth, the Partial Tooth and Nothing But The Tooth
I’ve got a new tooth coming in, right at the back where I really did not need a new tooth. They call these teeth wisdom teeth, but if you actually need them to replace your old, poorly-kept, diseased teeth, then you’ve not acted particularly wise, have you? Maybe it’s ironic. Wisdom is knowledge that is applied in order to lead a good life. Wisdom teeth are something I knew about but didn’t think they’d impact my good life. Perhaps I was being somewhat naive by ignoring the incoming threat of wisdom teeth – which would mean that they are a warning, an ass-kick, a righteous slap, a correcting manoeuvre or simply a reminder of the importance of being wise.
Wisdom teeth can bugger off! I don’t think trifle teething troubles at the age of twenty-one are really the best way to remind me of the importance of being wise! Bad evolution, Bad! That particular trait is no longer needed and now I might have to get them pulled – that’s artificial selection and it’s messing with things we don’t understand! My mouth’s not particularly painful right now, but the limited mobility of my jaw right now is impacting my ability to eat and speak at the same time. It’s forcing me to be wise and apply the laws of etiquette in a distant land! Poops to that – my teeth should not be dictating anything to me other than their desire to be washed, cleaned, brushed and flossed. My skull should not be undermining it’s primary function of looking after my brain by causing it pain elsewhere – that’s bad government.So enjoy some Toots and the Maytals – the closest thing in my music collection to having the word “tooth” in it…
And this is fascinating: Why Are Europeans White?