John Lennon's tooth at auction

John Lennon's tooth will be on the auction block November 5. Omega Auctions placed a reserve price on it of approximately $16,000. "So, any road, we went to see the dentist instead Who gave her a pair of teeth which wasn't any good at all So I said I'd marry, join the fucking navy and went to sea." From CNN:

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The molar, which has some discoloration and a cavity -- probably why it was removed by a dentist -- will be available with a reserve bidding price of just under $16,000.

Lennon gave the tooth to Dorothy "Dot" Jarlett when she worked as his housekeeper at his Kenwood home in Weybridge, Surrey, according to her son Barry. Jarlett, who was employed between 1964 and 1968, developed a warm relationship with Lennon, her son said.

"She was very close with John, and one day whilst chatting in the kitchen, John gave my mother the tooth (he had been to the dentist to have it removed that day) and suggested giving it to my sister as a souvenir, as she was a huge Beatles fan," he said. "It has been in the family ever since."

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  1. Everybody’s talking about
    Incisors, canines, premolars, molars, wisdoms
    This-tooth, that-tooth, ooth ooth
    All we are saying is give teeth a chance
    All we are saying is give teeth a chance
    All we are saying is give teeth a chance

  2. I’m as big pf a Beatles fan as anyone, but just stop and imagine the conceit of approaching another person, handing them some medical waste and saying, “Listen, I know you’re a fan, you should have this.”

    1. In the sixties, the Beatles were bigger than anyone, including whatsisface, you know, Him. This didn’t escape John’s notice. Conceit has nothing to do with it; imagine being so famous that you know someone is probably going to rummage through your garbage and collect it anyway, because fans are weird like that.

      1. In the sixties, the Beatles were bigger than anyone, including whatsisface, you know, Him.

        Elvis?

    1. Henry VIII’s finger bone, Napoleon’s dick, handkerchiefs soaked with John Dillinger’s blood. And that doesn’t even get into the whole ‘toenail of Saint Euphorbia’ thing.

  3. 1. That’s just fuckin gross! 
    2. Pukes! 
    3. What are they going to do…suck on it? 
    4. Modern day ivory traders.

    Here, reach in and grab one. 
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  4. My hat’s off to you, David Pescovitz, for your brilliant and apt use of a hard-to-hear quote from “Revolution 9”. That’s the sign of a true fan. Collecting teeth? Not so much.

  5. That one decayed tooth has probably more musical talent than lots of current “superstars”. And you can’t download it. Therefore it’s valuable for musical fetishists.

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