[There’s a reason this will be just a little of this and a little of that. My medical license expires January 31, 2018 – but I have to earn all my CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits by December 31, 2017. And for the past decade or so I’ve earned all my credits by focusing on medical issues involving me or my family – no Pediatrics, all Internal Medicine. So it’s like going back to med school for me.]
[So I’m spending LOTS of time doing online IM education. And since it’s almost all new to me, it takes more time than if I just did Peds. But I’d much rather learn stuff that will be useful – and I really do enjoy it!]
Enough of my “The-dog-ate-my-homework” excuse. And fortunately we can almost always count on Twitler screwing up in new ways to provide grist for the mill – and he came through yet again.
To begin, I’ll stipulate that there’s nothing wrong with having dentures. My Mom has upper and lower dentures, and when we were kids, she’d sometimes take them both out for a laugh. She never spoke without them being in place, but apparently the Twitterverse has decided that Trump was having some denture problems (or maybe drugs or a stroke) during his “Jaroozhulum” speech this past week.
Of course, given my hearing loss, me writing about Trump’s apparent speech impediment is similar to Trump trying to be President – we both suffer from severe handicaps. So I’d be interested in your feedback.
This short clip has a good close-up of his mouth, and it does appear that he’s having problems with his lower dentures:
While people are wanting an explanation for why Trump was talking like this at the end, I want an explanation for the rest of his speech!
But the Twitterverse was not going to pass this one up, so let’s enjoy a few of their contributions. And as always, to enjoy the responses, click on the Time-Date-Stamp in the lower left area to open it in its own window, then scroll down.
🔥🔥Sooo this is interesting. Trump’s dentures are trying to escape his mouth as this speech is ending. Join the club dentures! Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/QqYv7whxDF
— Melania's Sausages (@KeepMyPowerOrg) December 6, 2017
Giving an important speech on the Middle East? You don't want to lose the audience – or your bottom teeth! Next time, use SUPER POLIGRIP® DENTURE ADHESIVES! Just 'cause you've lost your mind doesn't mean you have to lose your dentures! pic.twitter.com/9hio5WXEj1
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) December 6, 2017
And it really took off when The Daily Show pleaded with its followers to NOT – under any circumstances – Tweet DO NOT TWEET #DentureDonald. He’s shenshitive.
“No shame in having dentures, but Trump having dentures? Shame! Because he's vain as hell.”
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 7, 2017
So, of course, a new meme hashtag was born …
For the heck of it, let’s see what Donald would look like sans dentures …
And “hear” him speak …
But it’s the Holiday season, so let’s end on a positive note …
While California is being devastated by unimaginable wildfires, the video showing the pure anguish and desperation of a young man risking his own life to save a bunny rabbit will certainly tug at your heart strings …
I don’t know about you, but for me it had this effect …