Friday, May 22, 2009

Is anyone else totally grossed out by the ubiquitous "cure your yellow teeth" ads in the hotmail sidebar and all over facebook? The ones with the "free" and "discovered by a mom" taglines, with the great big closeups of people's mouths. The last straw was the mustachioed man licking his white white teeth. BLURG! Please, please, please make it STOP.

6 comments:

Casey. said...

'Blurg' is an awesome word, and perfect for so many situations, including close ups of someone's yellow teeth.

Brian said...

Use the AdBlock plugin for Firefox.

Case & Kani Herrington said...

Hello Mrs. Thweatt, excuse me for using your maiden name as I have forgotten your married. This is Casey Herrington, your long lost former China 'colleague,' the guy whose run-down Hubei C of E apartment you inherited after it was turned into an ultra-modern showcase of luxury, the guy who you kindly allowed to hole up for some days while waiting for my next teaching gig, the guy whose romantic angst you kindly endured, etc. Things are much better now on the home front, please browse at your convenience www.herringtonhouse.blogspot.com .
Congrats on your academic successes, you will be in good company as a Princeton grad, our pulpit man, Matt Soper, is one, as is Tom Robinson, my former minister in NYC, whose Manhattan CofC you have visited to lecture!
Very proud of you, Love, Casey

JTB said...

Hi Casey (H, not Casey B of the first comment)!

I answer to "Thweatt"--esp. since I ended up hyphenated anyhow! :) It's good to hear from you and enjoyed browsing your blog a bit...cute, cute kids you've got!

All I get of China nowadays are episodes of "ni hao, Kai Lan" with my toddler, and the episode with the jiao zi makes me miss it everytime...:(

ghettobiskit said...

Jen, someone in power read your post and removed the teeth yellowing ads. Unfortunately they replaced them with an ad far more horrifying... have you seen these weight loss ads with a picture of a chunky thigh that ask for you to "poke the thigh jiggle" with the point of your mouse? Ewwwwww.

JTB said...

Em--you're totally right, I just jiggled some woman's double chin! UGH BLURG!

Brian thanks for the Adblock plugin tip--implemented. Unfortunately at the moment I'm on Brent's laptop using Explorer and thus am being assailed by the aforementioned chins...