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Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« on: October 15, 2013, 09:53:47 PM »
Gene Simmons' gum is now almost as accomplished as his tongue.

A piece of gum chewed by the KISS singer during a September 28 appearance on Sky TV's "Soccer Am" has been auctioned off on eBay for over 153,800 British Pounds, which amounts to approximately $245,602.

The sports talk show put the gum up for sale to raise money for the United Kingdom's Street League Charity, an organization which benefits young people through the power of football, and 99 people put in a bid score on the unusual collector's item.

Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
http://www.thewrap.com/gene-simmons-chewing-gum-auctioned-245000/
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 10:03:51 PM »
At least it's for a charity, but wow.
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 10:10:38 PM »
Wow. My father knows Gene Simmons through common contacts in the music business. I wonder if he could get me some used gum to help pay off my student loans? :D

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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 10:13:53 PM »
Anyone want some ABC gum? Already been chewed? OY!
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 10:23:50 PM »
KISS did write a couple songs which either was or approached bubble gum music, so perhaps the item was appropriate.  :)
And I confess, I did like the songs. :-X
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 10:26:41 PM »
Would there be enough DNA on the gum to clone Gene Simmons?  Maybe it wasn't all for charity...
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 10:30:54 PM »
Would there be enough DNA on the gum to clone Gene Simmons?  Maybe it wasn't all for charity...
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 10:34:24 PM »
Would there be enough DNA on the gum to clone Gene Simmons?  Maybe it wasn't all for charity...
You thinking of the Clone Wars? The emperor would want to take advantage of cloning technology. ;)

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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 12:06:42 AM »
If Gene Simmon's bit off his iconic tongue and auctioned it off, perhaps I would pay 245k for that.  Wait. No I wouldn't.  That would be disgusting.  :P
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013, 11:28:10 AM »
If Gene Simmon's bit off his iconic tongue and auctioned it off, perhaps I would pay 245k for that.  Wait. No I wouldn't.  That would be disgusting.  :P

Hmm....tongues, biting, Triggie.....interesting.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2013, 12:09:32 PM »
If Gene Simmon's bit off his iconic tongue and auctioned it off, perhaps I would pay 245k for that.  Wait. No I wouldn't.  That would be disgusting.  :P

Hmm....tongues, biting, Triggie.....interesting.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Bite your tongue, J Michael! :police:
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2013, 12:45:17 PM »
If Gene Simmon's bit off his iconic tongue and auctioned it off, perhaps I would pay 245k for that.  Wait. No I wouldn't.  That would be disgusting.  :P

Ah, but if he was dead and someone got his tongue, that'd be different, right?
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2013, 12:55:09 PM »
If Gene Simmon's bit off his iconic tongue and auctioned it off, perhaps I would pay 245k for that.  Wait. No I wouldn't.  That would be disgusting.  :P

Ah, but if he was dead and someone got his tongue, that'd be different, right?
It kinda ruins the narrative.  It is worth more if he is still alive.
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2013, 01:04:42 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2013, 02:03:26 PM »
If Gene Simmon's bit off his iconic tongue and auctioned it off, perhaps I would pay 245k for that.  Wait. No I wouldn't.  That would be disgusting.  :P

Hmm....tongues, biting, Triggie.....interesting.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Bite your tongue, J Michael! :police:

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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2013, 06:32:48 PM »
At least it's for a charity, but wow.

This is what I don't get!! Charity??? What charity is this kind when one is considered 'philanthropic' when they 'give' only to 'receive' something in return? Forget the fact that this 'something' is unbelievably stupid.

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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2013, 08:20:57 PM »
Sorry, but they say a fool and his money are soon parted.

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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2013, 08:24:38 PM »
At least it's for a charity, but wow.

This is what I don't get!! Charity??? What charity is this kind when one is considered 'philanthropic' when they 'give' only to 'receive' something in return? Forget the fact that this 'something' is unbelievably stupid.

Welcome to the twenty-first century of philanthropy. Give only when you receive in return. God feels so proud  ::)

Well, they are only receiving a piece of chewed gum.  And 245k to a good cause ain't bad.
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Re: Gene Simmons' chewed gum auctioned off for over $245,000
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2013, 08:44:14 PM »
Lord have mercy.

I'm 1+ing this one.  Holy moly.  Charity or not, we've definitely ventured into the 'weird' as a nation.
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