April 23, 2008

*Ask Jen: Tooth Fairy Edition

Jim writes, "Where does the Tooth Fairy come from? Bacon has lost about 50 teeth in the last two weeks and it is putting a serious dent in my ready cash. Who can I blame for this?"

A couple things worry me about your question, Jim. Firstly, Bacon is apparently half-shark, because 50 teeth is a lot of toofs to be losing!

Secondly, I do not understand how his losing teeth is affecting your cashflow, since the Tooth Fairy provides her own money in exchange for teeth.

But I will tell you about the Tooth Fairy. She was born about 100 years ago in America, keeping her tooth-routes pretty small for the first few decades. After WWII she expanded her territory by hiring a cracker-jack PR firm, and now visits most English-speaking countries.

Beyond her public persona, not much is known about the Tooth Fairy. She lays relatively low. Unlike, say, Santa Claus, no one is really sure where the Tooth Fairy lives or what exactly she does with all those teeth.

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't know the answer, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at April 23, 2008 09:00 AM | TrackBack


Teeth are a gateway drug.

Posted by: Jim at April 23, 2008 06:31 AM

Maybe bacon is his pet pig. They have 44 teeth.

Posted by: Pete at April 23, 2008 11:49 AM