Respectful Insolence

Gene Simmons, eat your heart out

Continuing this weekend’s silliness, I found a contender for Gene Simmons’ throne, at least as far as the tongue action goes:

I don’t know why I find this video disturbing, but I do.

Don’t worry. I promise to post something substantive tomorrow.

Comments

  1. #1 David D.G.
    July 29, 2007

    Funny you should bring this up today — and even funnier (in an ironic sense) that you refer to the heart in the title — because of an incident with Paul Stanley, lead singer for Kiss:

    Heart Ailment Sidelines Kiss Singer

    July 29th, 2007 @ 5:04am

    SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) – Kiss lead singer and guitarist Paul Stanley had to bow out of a Southern California concert because of heart problems before the show, according to his Web site.

    Band-mates Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer played the Friday night gig at Soboba Casino, about 90 miles east of Los Angeles, as Stanley was taken to the hospital.

    “During sound check yesterday, my heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern,” Stanley said in the Saturday Web site posting.

    “Not knowing if this episode was life threatening made it even more exhausting,” the statement continued.

    Phone and e-mail messages for Kiss manager Doc McGhee seeking comment about Stanley’s condition were not immediately returned Saturday night.

    It was Kiss’ first ever appearance as a trio, according to the band’s Web site.

    ~David D.G.

  2. #2 Niobe
    July 29, 2007

    I don’t know why I find this video disturbing

    If you think that is disturbing read the comment section. Oh youtube you never fail to abhor me.

  3. #3 sailor
    July 29, 2007

    I met a kid once who would take a bit of string in her mouth and tie a knot in it with her tongue.

  4. #4 T. Bruce McNeely
    July 29, 2007

    I seem to recall that the ability to roll your tongue and turn the tip backwards is genetically determined. If that’s so, this young woman could be the index case of a fascinating genetic investigation.

  5. #5 jotetamu
    July 30, 2007

    sailor:

    How to tie a knot with your tongue is explained in “The unpleasant book of Penn and Teller, or how to play with your food”, so maybe the kid was a budding magician.

    Jim Roberts

  6. #6 Brian X
    July 31, 2007

    It’s… impressive.

    I don’t think an intelligent comment is actually possible…