The twisted history of the cherry-stem tongue-tie trick

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/09/the-twisted-history-of-the-cherry-stem-tongue-tie-trick.html

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My first girlfriend said she wouldn’t kiss me until I could tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue. I still can’t do it, 26 years later.

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Tying a knot in a cherry stem isn’t hard for a simple knot. If you can do a Bowline, you’ve got skills.

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he found himself with roughly 10,000 bikini-clad college babes spilling across his section of the beach, absolutely annihilating anyone who attempted to out-tie him.

Must be wild to have a literal army of women who will murder anyone who challenges you

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It’s all nicely explained in

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Try doing it with a lit cigarette!

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Bimini Twist or I’m not going home with you.

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The trick is to have a pre-tied cherry stem already stashed in your mouth. I never leave home without one, just in case.

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Having missed the original showing of Twin Peaks, this is where I learned about it.

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And now I have to think about Bob Flanagan. Thanks.

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Pine or oak?

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Now you’re just showing off.

No, I’m just a lesbian setting the goal impossibly high.

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