Thursday, February 22, 2007

For erp

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we brushed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose premolars and canines, so brilliant and white,
At the dentist we flashed, oh so happily beaming?
And the gums’ bright red glare, and the orthodontist’s chair,
Gave proof through the night that all our teeth were still there;
O say, does that star-spangled dental floss still glide
O’er the chops of the free and the home of fluoride?

8 comments:

Peter Burnet said...

LOL. Move over, Homer.

erp said...

Brit, I didn't know you cared. That's beautiful.

Middle Child said...

Great verse... ; )
Funny thing that...its only in English speaking countries that Fluoridation has gained a foothold...apart from Singapore the reat of the world has thankfully rejected it...
Australia is the most heavily fluoridated english speaking country in the world percentagewise... and we are definately not as bright as we should be...we're following Bush in every step he takes no matter how evil

Duck said...

Now fluoridation is a right wing conspiracy?

Brit said...

Damn that evil genius George Bush and his plot to whiten Australia's teeth. Think of the chi- oh I can't go on.

Oroborous said...

Flouride is a known carcinogen.
Simply dumping it into the water supply, making no allowances for the widely varied physiologies of those who will be drinking the poison, strikes me as being irrational, anti-scientific, and medical malpractice.

monix said...

I find the comment from oroborous quite frightening. I was among the protesters against the enforced fluoridation of our drinking water, but we were ridiculed by the scientists. That's the trouble with science - the facts only hold true until the next scientist disproves them!

Peter Burnet said...

Monix:

They actually boast about that while at the same time insisting we are bound to take whatever they say today as truth and to order our lives around it.