Tuesday, May 18, 2010


And then there is the Kiss of Death...

The kiss of Judas, the origin of the term "Kiss of Death", Judas's betrayal of Jesus with a kiss in the Garden of Gethsemane. More generally an action or quality, often seemingly helpful, which is actually harmful or ruinous. A kiss that signifies the death of the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.

I think now we can undeniably say that the kiss between Madonna and Britney Spears during the MTV Video Music Awards four years ago cursed Britney and changed her life and career path forever.

A kiss of death, if ever there was one. As Stephen Colbert quipped, "Evidently, low approval ratings can be contracted through saliva." President Bush plants a wet one on Joe Lieberman during his 2005 State of the Union Address. He changed parties shortly after this and now is tooling around with "100 years in Iraq" John McInsane.

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