You really couldn't make this stuff up, could you? And what was that the other day, about Stalin's ambition to create an army of ape/human hybrid soldiers?
In seasonal spirit, I'm currently reading a Poppy Z. Brite novel, EXQUISITE CORPSE, which is ewwwww in the extreme, and a proper page-turner. She write good, actually.
Dental excruciation continuing a bit less intense, swelling somewhat diminished. Fingers crossed.