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The Kiss

You can take your pick from the usual suspects over which screen kiss/kissing is the most passionate it is harder to choose the best song with the word kiss in the title. As the clientele around here is of a certain age and in all likelihood have a hot chocolate before bed I take it that it’ll be It Started with a Kiss for you. Or something from further back in the mists of time. Ahh, Hovis, Dvorak and a boy with a bike.

Me, I’d give second place to The Judas Kiss by Metallica and number one to this slice of B-movie magnificence.

When it comes to kissing poetry you’ve got to go with the Rodins, I mean Romans.

Volo basio vos quondam
Volo basio vos bis
Volo basio vos milliies milies
Quod basium vos insquequo ego intereo

Science states that the benefits of kissing are two-fold. It is stress-relieving, lowers cholesterol and improves the cardiovascular system. Hold on, that’s three-fold. Maybe there’s more? It probably can help you whistle better, floss your teeth without the floss and let me speculate with mad conjecture, help the environment. All those love heart balloons disgorging from mixed mouths floating in the atmosphere must have a positive effect on the ozone.

Of all the different cultural kiss movements, the Eskimo kiss looks the most romantic. I defy anyone to rub noses with a stranger and not to smile at the same time. The wiggling conks will warm the coldest heart. Unlike the horrible French fashion for cheek pecking. This is a minefield to tread. I’m surprised health and safety haven’t banned it. Not everyone knows the correct etiquette and there must be many banged head injuries sustained.

Which brings us to the Glasgow Kiss. x.

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  1. July 29, 2014 at 7:04 am

    JW, you’d be disappointed if I ignored your Latin quote, composed by an old MyT cove.

    Catullus did it better! 🙂

  2. Soutie
    July 29, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Flash Gordon has to be perhaps the worst movie that I’ve ever had the misfortune of paying to watch (yes, it was a long long time ago)

    I can’t remember if a slept through it, kept on drinking and passed out during it or simply walked out of it!

    The title song was okay though ♫♪♪♫♫

  3. July 29, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Kissing Competition ?

  4. July 29, 2014 at 8:01 am

  5. July 29, 2014 at 8:06 am

  6. July 29, 2014 at 8:07 am

    …..and regarding screen kiss, this must be up with the leaders 🙂

  7. July 29, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Flash, Flash, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!

  8. July 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Pacino’s kiss of death in The Godfather II was powerful.

    “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.”

  9. July 29, 2014 at 9:54 am

    But my favourite is ‘As Time Goes By’ from Casablanca: ‘…..a kiss is just a kiss,,,,the fundamental things apply…..’ – one of the all-time great lyrics.

  10. July 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Funny thing Janus – I was playing that … a kiss is just a kiss … at St. Pancras Station earlier today on one of three public pianos. A grandmother approached and asked if she could take a photo of me with her granddaughter. No problemo!

  11. sheona
    July 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Then there’s “Sealed with a kiss” which seems appropriate for this time of year.

    “It’s gonna be a long lonely summer
    But, baby, I promise you this,
    I’ll send you all my love every day
    In a letter sealed with a kiss.”

    Ah, SWALK – doesn’t it take you back?

  12. July 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

    PapaG, it’s karma! Immortal stuff! 🙂

  13. Pseu
    August 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Flash Gordon was better than Flesh Gordon anyhoo

  14. August 12, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Nice to see Pseu, see Pseu, Pseu!

    Welcome back, Pseu.

    I thought I’d be the only one on board that had seen the Flesh film. Apparently not. Both movies were erm…entertaining and marvellously funny.

  15. August 13, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Keep it clean, guys! 😉

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