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So my buddy Kalunda (not his real name) stopped by last night to return my Tivo and borrow some toilet paper. We hadn't chatted in a while, so we grabbed a few beers and headed out to the back patio.

I told him that I was helping my son study for his Social Studies test about Culture and Heritage. Some of the pages in the chapter discussed myths, tall tales and legends.

The K-man was reminded of the urban myth about Richard Gere and the gerbil. We found it amazing that the gerbil story spread as much as it did without the aide of the internet.

I recall learning about that story in grade school. Do you think it was one dude or a group of people that came up with that story? Has Gere ever addressed the story?

Do you think the person that came up with the Gere story also came up with the Rod Stewart story?
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busey155 months
Apparently Kalunda is a member here....
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Tigers2010155 months
Does anyone remember the rumor about Zack Morris dying in a motorcycle crash in the early 90's?
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GamecockAlum155 months
FWIW the Rod Stewart story was recycled into a Lil Kim story.
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Festus155 months
Is there any truth to the Sheryl Crow story?
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FCP155 months
I first heard the Phil Collins thing on Baton Rouge radio one Halloween. Either WFMF or WFGL (or whatever 98.1 was). The DJ told this whole creepy tale. Thinking back, it was so unbelievable no one should have bought it. But, we didn't have Snopes back then...


ETA -- WDGL. Damn iPhone.
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LSUTygerFan155 months
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Has Gere ever addressed the story?


Cindy Crawford said it was 100% false. An I love Cindy so, I believe her.
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Alabama Slim155 months
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Rod Stewart swallowed so much jizz he had to go to the ER and get his stomach pumped.


uhhh uh, that was a girl from my high school on spring break.
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Tiger Ryno155 months
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When did you first learn about Richard Gere and the gerbil?


My father first told me about this around 1979 when I was 5 years old. HE actually heard it first from his father (my grandpop) back when he was a kid prolly around circa 1957 or so.
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Cajun Revolution155 months
What's the gerbil story?
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unbeWEAVEable155 months
I had never heard about this and had to google it to see what it was about.

Gerbilling :lol:
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LouisianaLady155 months
My dad told it to me. I said Gere was cute once when I was pretty young and dad told me :lol:
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northLAgoomba155 months
Wasn't there also a story about Alanis Morissette?
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LSUballs155 months
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Wasn't there also a story about Alanis Morissette?



Yes. She went down on Uncle Joey in a theatta.
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ladytiger118155 months
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Yes. She went down on Uncle Joey in a theatta.

She wrote You Oughta Know about Uncle Joey/Dave Coulier. :lol:

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CaptainsWafer155 months
Joey wasnt an uncle, hoss.
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TigerRagAndrew155 months
How about Marilyn Manson and the surgically removed ribs?
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LSUAlum2001155 months
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How about Marilyn Manson and the surgically removed ribs?


So he can suck his own dick?

I'm leaning to this story being true since he looks like a pole smoker.
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el Gaucho155 months
ya'll know pauly shore died right?
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LSUballs155 months
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I'm leaning to this story being true since he looks like a pole smoker.


I agree. I think he turned gay after several failed attempts to lure Whinney Cooper away from Kevin.
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The Sad Banana155 months
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When did you first learn about Richard Gere and the gerbil?
On that episode of Family Guy. True story.
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gorky155 months
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borrow some toilet paper

:lol:
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LSUAlum2001155 months
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I recall learning about that story in grade school. Do you think it was one dude or a group of people that came up with that story? Has Gere ever addressed the story?


Same. Right after Pretty Woman.

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Do you think the person that came up with the Gere story also came up with the Rod Stewart story?


The story of him passing out onstage and the hospital finding a quart of semen in his stomach?

:lol:
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wahoocs155 months
I think the Rod Stewart story reference appeared in a Rolling Stone article around '79.

While going through a separation or divorce, Mick Jagger's wife confessed to finding the two together in a compromising position, and embellished the rest of the story.

The Phil Collins legend from "In the Air Tonight", as I heard it somewhere around '85, was a man who came home to find his wife being raped, later in life crossed paths with said guy in distress from a boating accident, and left him for dead.
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supatigah155 months
The rod stewart story is also an Elton John story, a little Richard story and a Freddie Mercury story

The story with Mick Jagger was actually with David Bowie and it was Angie Bowie that said she came home to find them in bed together

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Tiger Ryno155 months
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The Phil Collins legend from "In the Air Tonight", as I heard it somewhere around '85, was a man who came home to find his wife being raped, later in life crossed paths with said guy in distress from a boating accident, and left him for dead.


Wasn't this the same plot from Romancing the Stone!
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Tiger in Texas155 months
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he story with Mick Jagger was actually with David Bowie and it was Angie Bowie that said she came home to find them in bed together


That is correct...
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ehidal1155 months
Is this like the one that Jon Bon Jovi OD'ed and had to get his stomach pumped and they found semen?
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LSUAlum2001155 months
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Is this like the one that Jon Bon Jovi OD'ed and had to get his stomach pumped and they found semen?


Re-written from the original Rod Stewart story.
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manwich155 months
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cheese99155 months
I don't remember when I heard the Gerbil story, probably college.

I heard the Rod Stewart one in high school, though. My friend's older brother told me about it. :lol:

I've heard the Phil Collins one, I think that was in high school, but it could've been later.
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ApeCo80155 months
I was petting my gerbil and eating a fudgecicle(sp?).
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Afreaux155 months
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When did you first learn about Richard Gere and the gerbil?


Back in the 90's, a magazine referenced it as an urban myth "that even the National Enquirer wouldn't comment on."
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Choupique19155 months
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So my buddy Kalunda (not his real name) stopped by last night to return my Tivo and borrow some toilet paper.


Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.

It's time to cut off Kalunda. That dude is always bumming your toilet paper.
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Chicken155 months
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It's time to cut off Kalunda. That dude is always bumming your toilet paper.
I still owe him for the time he faux finished my kitchen walls. Instead of paying him in cash, we agreed I would pay him in toilet paper.
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Choupique19155 months
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I still owe him for the time he faux finished my kitchen walls.


Well in that case, that's what friends are for!! :cheers:
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Choupique19155 months
Important man posts a dumb thread, it immediately becomes a thread to ponder
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Celery155 months
There's a Rod Stewart story? Details please.

Oh and what about Phil Collins?
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gabe311155 months
Never heard about Phil Collins. What's his story?
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CocomoLSU155 months
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Never heard about Phil Collins. What's his story?

Well I reMEMBAH.
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Chad504boy155 months
We EvA MEt MeT MET
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Chad504boy155 months
(Posted on 4/14/11 at 8:55 a.m.)
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