A viral "news story" claims two men were injured in a "gerbilling" mishap involving a tiny rodent, a cardboard tube, and an untimely-lit match. This is fake news circulated since Albeit attributed to the Los Angeles Timesthis lurid bit of potty humor did not originate in any newspaper.
Wayne Matthews, a year-old mechanic from New Mexico, attended the Hollywood Film Awards where Gere was being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and begged for forgiveness for spreading the rumor that Gere was once rushed to an emergency room to have a gerbil removed from his body after a kinky sex act went horribly awry. According to Matthews, the origin of the gerbil rumor began back in his hometown of Albuquerque in when the teenaged Matthews told it to his best friend to see how gullible he really was. Matthews kept his silence and lived with his guilt for over twenty years, until he heard about Gere receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award and decided it was time to finally make amends.
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The act of gerbiling, according to the Internet, is simple. In most instances, it involves a tube up the ass, followed by a gerbil up that tube. One might lure the gerbil up the tube with a piece of cheese, or, inversely, light a flame under the funnel to send the gerbil scurrying. I have seen more than few suggestions that drugs for the gerbil might also be helpful.
It's 'Gossip Week' on papermag. Some gossip tales spread like wildfire, thereby becoming ingrained into the public's consciousness for all time, even though they aren't the least bit true. Or to quote Christina Crawford in the ultimate trashy gossip film, Mommie Dearest"Maybe just a little true?
Gerbillingalso known as gerbil stuffing or gerbil shootingis a rumoured sexual practice of inserting small live animals usually gerbils but also micehamstersrats and various other rodents into the human rectum to obtain stimulation. Some variations of reports suggest that the rodent be covered in a psychoactive substance such as cocaine prior to being inserted. According to folklorist Jan Harold Brunvandaccounts of gerbilling were first recorded in and initially were said to involve a mouse and an unidentified man.
Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe. Courtesy of Photos. Some newer readers might've missed this column when it originally appeared—some of you who were still in grade school, diapers, or amniotic sacs back in —so I'm rerunning it now because I still get questions about "gerbiling" on a daily basis.