Rinse and spit…

January 22, 2011

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Blog Guy, you used to have a regular feature called, “What Former Dental Hygienists are Doing.” It was lively, timely and we all loved it, so what happened to it?

ITALY-BERLUSCONI/I’m sorry, I guess I dropped the ball on that. Give me another chance. Look, here’s the former dental hygienist for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Okay, so what’s she doing?

The usual. Texting, reading a newspaper, talking on the phone…

That really isn’t much information, Blog Guy. Isn’t she the person who is being investigated in connection with recruiting young women who prostituted themselves?

ITALY-BERLUSCONI/Are you serious? I guess you’re way ahead of me on that one…

Wait a minute. If you didn’t even know that much about her, then why did you happen to choose THIS former dental hygienist?

I guess I’m a sucker for cellphones and newspapers.

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Nicole Minetti during a meeting at the Lombardy regional headquarters in Milan January 18, 2011. The prosecutors’ document says that Minetti, a Lombardy regional official who was formerly Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi’s dental hygienist, recruited “a significant number of young women, who prostituted themselves with Silvio Berlusconi.” Minetti, who is also under investigation, denies the accusations.

REUTERS photos by Alessandro Garofalo

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Who knew the phrase “I’m going to get my teeth cleaned” was really a euphemism for, oh, something else. Do you suppose they still gave them a free toothbrush afterward?

I need more coffee.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I could say that it gives new meaning to flossing; but then I’d be struck by lightning and YOUCH!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I’ve become my own cremains of the day…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

It surprises me how or why such a man remains in power :-|

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Really? With the solid support of the Former Dental Hygienists?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Do dental hygienists assist with fillings?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

@Doc, they may assist with fillings, and it is possible the position is filled. YOUCH! Darn that lightning…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Really? I had hoped for something better than cheap dentistry double entendres like drilling and implants and stuff.

Just wait until Spin weighs in, it’ll be a big step up. You’ll see.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I must usurp Spin with a haiku:

Dental hygienist
Not in the tooth business now
Very nice mugs though

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Welcome back, Dave. It’s about time – our research folks noticed a dip in our Afghanistan demographic.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Well, I plan to dust the ashes off and go sit on the bench for a while. Will behave and mind my manners and oddly enough, have a few laughs reading the blog.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

So the lovely Miss Molar gets the crown. Or at least a gold cap.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

root canal anyone? deep tissue cleaning?

Posted by wheelz | Report as abusive

@RB: I understand now :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Ummm… Everything I think of is a double entendre… Like sitting in the dentist’s chair is painful.. thinking of things like drillbits…

This IS a family blog, isnt it?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Spin I hear that there are hygienists here, yes. Never seen one myself, so I can neither confirm nor deny that rumor.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Dave, i would think with that Tim Horton’s right on the airfield, your place would be a gold mine for dental professionals.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I went out on a date with a dental hygenist once.
I didn’t like her. She was boring.
Once we got past the veneer of attractiveness, the evening started to decay rapidly.
I had to cap that relationship.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Her expressions give her away.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Berlusconi has no qualms over losing his morals but he certainly cares about his molars. He is the Italian Head of State after all…

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Nice Nosmo! Would it be lowering the tone to ask if she talked with her mouth full?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive