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Twilight Fans Flock For Vampire Fangs
Sky News Online ^ | Tuesday July 13, 2010 | Lorna Blount

Posted on 07/14/2010 10:38:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

Twilight fans are sinking their teeth into vampire culture by paying cosmetic surgeons to give them fangs.

In most cases the young fans are willing to spend around $200 (about £132) of their - or their parents’ - money on temporary vampire veneers.

Taylor Wilkins, 16, had the sharp fangs installed at the Houston office of Floss Dental.

...In the clinic Dr Clint Herzog applied a tooth-coloured resin to Taylor's canines then shaped the composite into gently-sloped fangs.

"It's similar to the material that we use to bond braces on the teeth," Dr Herzog explains.

"So it can be put on and taken off very easily with no damage to the teeth."

The dentist, who operates five offices in Texas, says vampire veneers are in demand, especially in suburbia.

...After a 15-minute procedure, Taylor sported a subtle but distinctive set of fangs.

"I was really excited to get them," she said. "It didn't hurt at all."

But the true test was to come later, when her mother delivered her judgement

...her mum was quick to stress that her vampire life will be short-lived and the fangs would be coming off before school starts.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: clintherzog; dentists; houston; joebiteme; napl; twilight; vampires
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1 posted on 07/14/2010 10:38:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: JoeProBono

VP Joe Biteme

2 posted on 07/14/2010 10:40:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
In the clinic Dr Clint Herzog applied a tooth-coloured resin to Taylor's canines then shaped the composite into gently-sloped fangs.

Dr. Herzog?


3 posted on 07/14/2010 10:41:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

C'mon! It's a simple DIY job!

4 posted on 07/14/2010 10:41:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Slings and Arrows
He takes referals too!


5 posted on 07/14/2010 10:42:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

When is somebody going to make a “cool” film about the founding fathers?


6 posted on 07/14/2010 10:43:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

and people thought trekkies were wierd..


7 posted on 07/14/2010 10:45:10 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’d rather be a werewolf.


8 posted on 07/14/2010 10:47:41 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: a fool in paradise
This is a good thing for employers.

They will know instantly not to hire this person.

9 posted on 07/14/2010 10:50:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: camle
Plastic surgery...


10 posted on 07/14/2010 10:50:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
People have a perfect right to buy, and dentists have a perfect right to sell, things like this. That said, I'd never go to a dentist who has such an unserious attitude toward his craft that he'd pander to the vain and stupid in this way.

If my kid did this, the last thing I'd ever do is make him remove them. I'd want them to stay on as long as possible so (1) he could experience all the difficulties in eating, talking, etc. that he could in the meantime, and (2) I could get some good pics to share with his spouse, and with his college and professional friends, when the time came.

11 posted on 07/14/2010 10:51:05 AM PDT by Emile ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- A. Huxley)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
One day someone with sleeved tattoo arms or ear plugs will be in the White House.


12 posted on 07/14/2010 10:52:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They don’t make Vampires like they used to in the past.

Remember when ...

Dracula was a fearsome creature ?

Dracula had no reflection in the mirror ( they did away with that in say, TRUE BLOOD )

Dracula could be stopped by a cross

Dracula was afraid of Holy Water

You could identify a vampire’s grave by leading a virgin boy through a graveyard or church grounds on a stallion — the horse would supposedly balk at the grave in question.

What happened to all the above from vampire folklore ?
They don’t seem to apply to vampires in the 20th century.


13 posted on 07/14/2010 10:53:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Emile

This is a temporary thing. Still seems a waste of $200. And not much different than getting a grill (ask them if they’d rather get some bling, or is that NO LONGER COOL).

Take pictures. They’ll never live them down.

But as to the dentist, it probably helps get kids to WANT to get into the dentist (where he can also give them an annual exam, etc.).


14 posted on 07/14/2010 10:54:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The culture stopped believing in the Church and having any special consideration of virginity.


15 posted on 07/14/2010 10:55:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I didn’t know Michelle had put on weight!


16 posted on 07/14/2010 10:55:30 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: PzLdr

17 posted on 07/14/2010 10:56:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: PzLdr

18 posted on 07/14/2010 10:58:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
A conversation circa 2030:

“Grandma, so you were one of those shallow skanks who got the Twilight Fangs?”

19 posted on 07/14/2010 11:00:01 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard; Revolting cat!

20 posted on 07/14/2010 11:03:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

wow! who’d a thunk they wuz the same person? /sarcasm


21 posted on 07/14/2010 11:04:34 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: a fool in paradise
Mommy and Daddy were obviously Trekkies...
Trekkies
"It's life, Jim! Just not as we know it."

Vampires suck.
22 posted on 07/14/2010 11:07:54 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo)
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To: a fool in paradise
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23 posted on 07/14/2010 11:40:02 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
That looks like a Medusa.


24 posted on 07/14/2010 11:44:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
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25 posted on 07/14/2010 11:47:21 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: a fool in paradise
Michael D. O'Brien has his take on "Twilight" here.
26 posted on 07/14/2010 12:17:02 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s Link!


27 posted on 07/14/2010 12:21:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeekAndFind
That's one of the reasons why I like Jim Butcher's Dresden Files - his vampires are monsters, not whiny emo-kids.
28 posted on 07/14/2010 12:24:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m more of a Buffy fan. The vampires in that show are people who have had their souls sucked out and are now demons. Angelus was an evil S.O.B. who would totally kill every single character in Twilight just for funsies.


29 posted on 07/14/2010 12:31:12 PM PDT by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
o/~ Fangs for the memories... o/~


30 posted on 07/14/2010 12:36:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: chae
I’m more of a Buffy fan. The vampires in that show are people who have had their souls sucked out and are now demons. Angelus was an evil S.O.B. who would totally kill every single character in Twilight just for funsies.

Go for it!

Incidentally, in the Dresden-verse Dracula and Buffy were secretly published by vampires of the White Court to teach humans how to kill vampires of the Black and Red Courts, respectively. White Court vampires don't like competition.

31 posted on 07/14/2010 12:45:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lol, really? I have couple friends who’ve really been on me to read and/or watch the Dresden Files. Since it’s on Netflix instant, I think I might give it a try. Thanks for the tip.


32 posted on 07/14/2010 12:49:01 PM PDT by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: chae

You’re very welcome. I haven’t seen the TV series, BTW - just the books.


33 posted on 07/14/2010 1:13:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: chae

He was every bit of that. The ep called “Passion” — br-r-r-r-r.


34 posted on 07/14/2010 1:15:34 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: a fool in paradise; little jeremiah; wagglebee; NYer; Salvation; WKB; greyfoxx39; Quix

What goes around, comes around.

This obsession with the occult is going to ruin these kids some day.

They seriously do not know what they are dabbling in. Satan likes to make the occult seem like it’s all fun and games and it’s not.

There’s real power there and getting sucked into it through seemingly innocuous ways is just as dangerous as joining a coven and becoming a Satanist. There are two books which deal with the occult and getting involved with it.

One is The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, which is fiction, and the other is The Beautiful Side of Evil by Johanna Michaelsen, which is still in print and available online. It is an autobiography of her journey in the occult and how Satan uses seemingly good things to suck people in. I read it years ago and it is a fascinating, enlightening, and very alarming book.


35 posted on 07/14/2010 1:21:52 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom; a fool in paradise; little jeremiah; NYer; Salvation; WKB; greyfoxx39; Quix
There are two books which deal with the occult and getting involved with it.

It's also pretty well covered in the third chapter of Genesis.

36 posted on 07/14/2010 1:24:17 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SeekAndFind; Slings and Arrows
Well, everybody knows that it's just a bunch of superstitious nonsense. I mean, in real life, do you think that vampires would react that way to these things? Why, for example, would a reanimated corpse not cast a reflection? It's not physically possible. As far as religious symbols, again, everyone knows that vampires can be nice people too, right? Maybe they aren't God forsaken after all.

All the undead prejudice on this site is disturbing. Rilly. I'm series.

</sarc>

37 posted on 07/14/2010 1:33:47 PM PDT by TheOldLady ("...Ronald Reagan, the man who put freedom on the offensive, as it should be." -- Maggie Thatcher)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Twilight? Not so much. We’re buying True Blood as each season comes out on DVD. The stories are sort of close to the books, which Hubby and I both read as they’re released, and we’re really enjoying the series.


38 posted on 07/14/2010 1:40:03 PM PDT by TheOldLady ("...Ronald Reagan, the man who put freedom on the offensive, as it should be." -- Maggie Thatcher)
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To: Graybeard58; JLLH; Outlaw Woman; StarCMC; AZ .44 MAG; prairiebreeze; Beloved Levinite; ...

Baptist ping


39 posted on 07/14/2010 1:43:20 PM PDT by WKB (Oil spill = illegal immigration -- Until we stop the leak we will never fix the problems.)
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To: a fool in paradise

*kife!* I’ve been looking for that comic for ages!


40 posted on 07/14/2010 1:47:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: metmom

INDEED. ALL WARNINGS AGAINST SUCH CONTACTS AND ATTRACTIONS TO THE OCCULT NEED TO BE HEEDED.

I often ask my students—what’s with the skulls and stuff on clothing etc. They never have any good answers.

It’s always stuff like . . .

It’s dramatic. It’s exciting etc.

To which I reply:

DEATH IS ATTRACTIVE? You REALLY

WANT

TO

ADVERTISE

DEATH???

For what purpose? You looking to die soon?

You eager for your loved ones to die soon?

You want to attract a boy/girlfriend who’s obsessed with death as an ideal mate?

Of course, then, they have no answers.

What hideous seductions of values.

Sheesh.

Culture of death indeed.


41 posted on 07/14/2010 2:22:54 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: BibChr

That was a GREAT episode, the scene where Giles enters the apartment and there is the music and the rose and he goes up the stairs and lying on the bed is Jenny’s dead body, WOW. I think that alot of the shows in Seasons Two, Three and Five were some of the best writing I’ve ever seen on television.
Did you happen to catch season 4 of Angel when they turned him bad for a bit? Even locked up in cage he was still horrible. I was sad when Lilah died though. I think she really did love Wesley.


42 posted on 07/14/2010 3:02:03 PM PDT by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: chae

Where’s Spike and Drusiila whe you really need them.


43 posted on 07/14/2010 3:21:35 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PzLdr

Go ahead, ask Spike to glitter, I dare you!


44 posted on 07/14/2010 3:30:17 PM PDT by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: TheOldLady

Hmmm, really? I started reading the Southern Vampire series when it first came out and I after watching the first season on DVD, I really don’t think that I care for the show that much. They have already said they are never going to have Bubba in the series, and I love him. Also, they are totally changing the characters around. Bill is NOT a good guy, by any stretch of the imagination. Eric was always the one who saved Sookie from Long Shadow and everything else. Bill didn’t even like her, he was just dating her because he was commanded to. Also, Lafayette is still alive?????? And he’s related to Tara, a freaking minor character who somehow became black and important to the plotline? Sorry, I tend to become over excited :)


45 posted on 07/14/2010 3:41:01 PM PDT by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would recommend some of Laurell K. Hamilton’s earlier Anita Blake books. Fair warning though, stop after Obsidian Butterfly. If you read Narcissus in Chains, I refuse to take any responsibility for it. That was where Anita started collecting men. I swear in each book after NiC she started adding lovers and developing magical powers for anyone who gets near her magical hoo-ha.


46 posted on 07/14/2010 3:46:28 PM PDT by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: chae

I read an early Anita Blake short story and liked it. I also read a short story set in her “Vampire Humper” period and...didn’t like it.


47 posted on 07/14/2010 3:49:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: chae

They have changed some things, but I really like what they’re doing with the stories.

Bill did fall in love with Sookie after he was commanded to date her. He was brokenhearted when she dumped him, and he’s still guarding her and protecting her, as from the fairies who attacked her in the latest book.

Eric always loved her but didn’t know it until after he had amnesia and she sheltered him.

WTHeck??? Tara has always been black.

I’m glad that Lafayette is still alive. Poor Nelson Ellis takes a lot of grief from his family for the role, but I think he’s doing a great job.

Shame about Bubba. I guess they couldn’t get the rights. Although you’d think for such a popular character they’d try harder. Aren’t there about a million Elvis impersonators jiggling around out there? Heck.

Well, I’m sorry. You got me going! LOL!


48 posted on 07/14/2010 4:35:16 PM PDT by TheOldLady ("...Ronald Reagan, the man who put freedom on the offensive, as it should be." -- Maggie Thatcher)
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To: TheOldLady

Ok, for some reason I thought Tara was white. Had a bit of a brain fart on that, I don’t know why I thought she was white. I just am not partial to the show, even though I really like the books alot. On the upside though, I absolutely love Pam, that is exactly how I always pictured her. And I always wished Sookie would get with Sam anyway.
If you like good paranormal fiction, I’d totally recommend Kim Harrison’s “Hollows” series. Also good authors are Kelly Armstrong’s women of otherworld series and Patricia Briggs is awesome, but her stuff is more were-wolf centered, as is Carrie Vaughn.


49 posted on 07/14/2010 4:50:09 PM PDT by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: Slings and Arrows

here is my problem with Laurell’s books, summed up by a character who was supposed to be evil,but he was right on “That’s your problem Anita, you make women out of all of your men.”

I recently got into Patricia Briggs and Carrie Vaughn, but they were more into werewolves. Kim Harrison is also a good one. Patricia Briggs did a short story called “Alpha and Omega” to start her new series and I liked it. Gotta warn anyone thinking of reading her books that there is a really brutal scene where this one character gets raped beat so bad her arm is refered to as “like a tube of toothpaste with marbles inside it”. It was very hard to read.


50 posted on 07/14/2010 4:58:59 PM PDT by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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