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Monday, July 18, 2005

Show Me Your Teeth

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Since she started "dating" Cruise, little Joey from "Dawson's Creek" wears the frenetic Miss America smile, what a wise woman I once knew called the Simian Smile of Aggression (way too many teeth).

Many animals show aggression by baring their teeth: dogs, wombats, and, I thought, primates.

Upon doing some research, though, I stumbled across an article that points at something better than agression: fear.

Among human babies, however, the 'tooth-baring' smile is associated less with friendship than with fright--which, one might argue, is related to the tooth-baring threats of baboons...In primates, showing the teeth, especially teeth held together, is almost always a sign of submission. The human smile probably has evolved from that. (from here)

Fright and submission. Well, that certainly fits in with reports of KatieKate acting different, acting more subdued. Though previously thought to be quite intelligent (apparently, she was accepted to Columbia), recent interviews have shown her to be slow to respond, easily confused, and prone to repeating "catch phrases."

Fright and submission seem so appropriate.

Listen closely Dakota: You do not want fear. You do not want submission. You do not, will not, ever, want Tom.


  • Dude, I've TOTALLY noticed the scary I-can-see-your-molars grin she's been sporting. I thought it was the bookend to HIS scary I-can-read-your-thoughts lunatic almost-a-sneer he's had glued to his smarmy face, but yeah, she looks a little scared. Like Bambi in the headlights.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:02 AM  

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