Monday, January 29, 2007

Results of a study conducted over twenty years by scientists in the UK claim to have proven that there's no link between a high self esteem and having straight teeth. If any other country had commissioned this survey it would have more of a leg to stand on.

It's also a totally inane concept to try and debunk and one suited more to air heads who live in Los Angeles. It's like that line from The Informers by Brett Easton Ellis, "You look tanned but not happy."

Well, gee ma'am, your kid has straight teeth so I just can't for the life of me as a professional psychiatrist who has written books about child psychology and appeared on TV figure out WHY your child is slashing their wrists and crying about feeling empty. I mean, all the pieces fit to indicate mental health: straight teeth...and well, that's all we really check but up until now it's been a fool proof indicator."

Having now proven this, it seems clear the English will be able to wallow in their own dental based failure without guilt moreso than ever before. Thank goodness.

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