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Even a Mugshot Deserves a Bright Smile

January 5, 2015
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crestTwo Indianapolis-area men have been arrested in the theft of thousands of dollars of Crest Whitening Strips from several Walmart and Target locations.  While the police were all smiles when they nabbed the bleaching burglars, the two men only grimaced when they learned that they would be charged with a felony which means they might be a little long in the tooth—a yellow tooth—by the time they are released from jail.

Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of HumorOutcasts.com (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books (HOPress-Shorehousebooks.com). As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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12 Responses to Even a Mugshot Deserves a Bright Smile

  1. January 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Too funny. Imagine when they tell that story to other inmates. Instant cred.

  2. January 7, 2015 at 6:24 am

    When the local denizens make the front pages of the newspapers with their mugshots, I always say, “It simply doesn’t do them justice.”

  3. Kathy Minicozzi
    January 7, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I think they were hired by local dentists to remove the whitener from the hands (and teeth) of potential patients.

  4. January 6, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Forrest, it’s the lure of a bright smile. It draws a lot of people to the world of crime. Alas!

  5. January 6, 2015 at 4:11 am

    If you’re an indigent inmate in Indiana, at least they give you a toothbrush and toothpaste, so there’s that.

    • January 6, 2015 at 6:29 am

      Maybe they will now include some toothpaste with whitener. That is fair justice after all.

  6. January 5, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Oh, “them Indiana boys on them Indiana nights” were probably taking their Last Dance with Mary Jane. Oh my, my, oh hell yes, they had to put on their party dress!

    • January 6, 2015 at 6:29 am

      OR Theresa, they were re-selling the stuff on eBay??

      • January 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

        And probably adding some “extra” white goods to it, too 😉

  7. January 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    🙂 (If I knew how to create an emoticon with teeth, I’d put one here.)

  8. January 5, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Hard to hide when your teeth are that bright.

    “Shut up, man. Stop making me laugh.”

    “Oh, shit.”



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