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Not a Job For Old People

I just got done listening to Michael Robotham's "Lost." It's narrated by an older-sounding guy; the entire time, I could hear the spit being sluiced around in the channels between his dentures and his gums. Every once in a while, there was the artificial silence that's made when the person who's mixed the file takes out the background noise. From the noises coming from the narrator's mouth just beforehand, it sounds as if the silence gave the guy a chance to hawk up a gallon of spit.

I wonder if having dentures in your mouth is like having hard candy that never dissolves? I know that when I first have a new filling or crown, my mouth waters at the presence of an unfamiliar thing, and my tongue plays with it constantly. Did this guy, upon getting fitted with brand-new dentures, think "Now's a GREAT TIME to record an audiobook!"?

The only other explanation I can find for those noises was that he was performing oral sex while giving the reading. If that's the case, well, the lack of moaning in the background testifies that he was giving more of his concentration to the book.


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Mar. 7th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
I hope I never lose my teeth, or at least not until tooth implants get even better than they are today.
Mar. 8th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
I have told the Pirate on several occasions: You can go bald and I'll still love you, you can get fat and I'll still love you, but when the TEETH go, I go.

He and his dentist have taken it to heart.
Mar. 8th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
Fortunately, periodic professional cleanings and brushing and flossing works pretty well. As I hear it, my grandfather lost his teeth by sometime in his 50s because he some had some kind of crazy old fashioned dentist who seemed to think the signs of serious periodontal disease were no big deal. Like, serious to the extent my grandfather was having the symptoms of systemic infection -- fever, weakness, etc.

Hmm. I think it's time for me to brush and floss my teeth. :)
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