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From: Nathan Callahan
If passed, this initiative would limit any conservation in a dentist office to small talk: the weather, bad jokes, cute commercials, cat videos.
The Dental Conversation Restriction Initiative
Black Paint, Cool Cars and Root Canals
Are you a registered voter? Good. I’ve got a petition I’d like you to sign, but first, let me tell you my story.
It’s 2009. I’m sitting in a dentist’s chair about to undergo a root canal procedure.
The nerve of a tooth lies within its root in what’s called the canal — a soft sensitive area. Yet, the word “canal” sounds massive and historic. It’s as if one the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever is about to take place in your mouth… or, in this case, my mouth.
To add to the flavor of MY canal procedure, there is carpentry work going on immediately next door to the room where I’m reclined in the dentists “is it safe” chair. They’re drilling and pounding — putting up dry wall. It’s loud and foreshadowing. There’s nothing like the sound of a Black and Decker to boost your appreh...
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