Smith gets two front teeth for Christmas

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 - 3:36 pm PST

This morning, a groggy Rev. Brendan Powell Smith awoke on the floor to find that a single tiny gift had been left under his Christmas tree.  Peeling away the wrapping and opening the lid on a velvet-covered ring box revealed a pair of human upper incisor teeth.  “It took me a moment to recognize them as my own,” stated Smith, “and to remember how the  annual Christmas vs. Hanukkah party got a little out of hand last night.”  Smith slowly reached up and felt his still-swollen and bruised upper lip, tasted the dried blood covering the front of his mouth, and smiled slightly before passing out again from the pain.