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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Apparently Kalunda is a member here....
Reply126 months
Does anyone remember the rumor about Zack Morris dying in a motorcycle crash in the early 90's?
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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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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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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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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.
Reply126 months
What's the gerbil story?
126 months
I had never heard about this and had to google it to see what it was about.

Gerbilling :lol:
Reply126 months
My dad told it to me. I said Gere was cute once when I was pretty young and dad told me :lol:
Reply126 months
Wasn't there also a story about Alanis Morissette?
Reply126 months
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Wasn't there also a story about Alanis Morissette?



Yes. She went down on Uncle Joey in a theatta.
126 months
How about Marilyn Manson and the surgically removed ribs?
Reply126 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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When did you first learn about Richard Gere and the gerbil?
On that episode of Family Guy. True story.
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borrow some toilet paper

:lol:
Reply126 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:
Reply126 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.
Reply126 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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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!
126 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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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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Reply126 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.
Reply126 months
I was petting my gerbil and eating a fudgecicle(sp?).
Reply126 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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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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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.
126 months
There's a Rod Stewart story? Details please.

Oh and what about Phil Collins?
Reply126 months
Never heard about Phil Collins. What's his story?
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