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Bizarre self promotion
July 5, 2005 3:05 AM   Subscribe

This is a really bizarre self promotion stunt. Garry Turner sent this in to "One Step Beyond" producer Claire Mandile in the hopes of being featured on the show. Garry's "resume" is in the Guinness book of world records as the man with the Stretchiest Skin.
posted by claus (19 comments total)

That's friggin gross.
posted by Lusy P Hur at 3:31 AM on July 5, 2005

So, did he lose like 350 pounds, or what? WHY IS HIS SKIN SO LOOSE
posted by jenovus at 3:37 AM on July 5, 2005

Why is he in the closet?
posted by loquacious at 3:39 AM on July 5, 2005

I think he suffers from some kind of genetic disorder.
posted by claus at 3:45 AM on July 5, 2005

Foreskin jokes abound.
posted by furtive at 3:53 AM on July 5, 2005

He has Ehlers-Danos Syndrome. A genetic disease of collagen connective tissue.
posted by zwemer at 4:02 AM on July 5, 2005

Well at least he knows how to see the funny side of the disease. I admire that.
posted by funambulist at 4:06 AM on July 5, 2005

I really shouldn't read MeFi before breakfast. Or self-advertising skin flaps.
posted by blindsam at 4:58 AM on July 5, 2005

i hope to never see this again...
posted by HuronBob at 6:27 AM on July 5, 2005

I understand that this is particular, but to think that this is TV worthy is, well, a bit of a stretch.

posted by clevershark at 9:00 AM on July 5, 2005

Must be a lawyer. The foreskin is crawling up his neck.

(on preview... sorry furtive, I missed your post the first time I read through)
posted by Snowflake at 9:30 AM on July 5, 2005

I just ate chili. Urp. I'm disturbed and ill.
posted by WaterSprite at 9:33 AM on July 5, 2005


There are multiple subtypes of varying severity.
posted by docpops at 10:28 AM on July 5, 2005


There are multiple subtypes of varying severity.

Heh heh... their newsletter is called "Loose Connections"

"For only $15 a year, Access membership will provide a single email address and access to the members' area including message boards and chats but will not offer a mailed copy of the newsletter, Loose Connections. Membership is important, and we hope this will assist those who have not been able to join EDNF previously."
posted by WaterSprite at 10:45 AM on July 5, 2005

Doesn't the lettering look Photoshopped to anyone else but me?
posted by Specklet at 10:52 AM on July 5, 2005

Isn't there some kind of MTV sponsored travelling Freak Show circus that this guy should be a part of? I mean, he's not as interesting as the guy who hammers nails with his penis but still, pretty interesting and all.

Specklet, it kind of looked a little fake to me too.
posted by fenriq at 11:42 AM on July 5, 2005

He (like me) is actually lucky he doesn't have the more common, devastating types of the disease. Of the 10 or so types in the current nosology, most are terribly disabling, ranging from facial deformities to spontaneous disarticulation of the joints. Stretchy skin might come in handy though, I made good use of my hyperelastic joints in wrestling when in high school, and since then in many other situations requiring flexibility. :-{)
posted by primdehuit at 3:53 PM on July 5, 2005

Specklet: Yeah, it seems like it's rather poorly matchmoved. Weird.
posted by brundlefly at 3:56 PM on July 5, 2005

Foreskin jokes abound.

you mean ahead, no?
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:37 PM on July 5, 2005

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