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« on: June 18, 2017, 08:37:41 AM »

You’d think having a disturbingly lengthy tongue would be enough of a symbol to tote around for Gene Simmons, but no, the Kiss frontman would now like to stamp his name on the devil horns gesture ’cause he totally did it first.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons has filed an application to the US Patent and Trademark Office, claiming he made the hand gesture popular after doing it repeatedly during Kiss’s Hotter Than Hell tour in 1974.

Simmons is seeking to trademark the gesture for “entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist.”
However, Simmons is by no means the first to give the world the horns. On the cover of The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby,” John Lennon can be seen making the gesture, way back in 1966.

Simmons has more competition with the late Black Sabbath frontman Ronnie James Dio who, in a 2001 interview cited by NME, said, “I doubt very much if I would be the first one who ever did that. That’s like saying I invented the wheel, I’m sure someone did that at some other point. I think you’d have to say that I made it fashionable. I used it so much and all the time and it had become my trademark.”

This isn’t the first absurd celebrity copyright of its time, however. Lest we forget, Paris Hilton has copyright on the phrase “that’s hot,” Ryan Lochte has “jeah!,” and Taylor Swift has “this sick beat” and “party like it’s 1989.”

What a time to be alive.

Good luck with that Gene  facepalm

While you're waiting in vain for that apology, why don't you make yourself useful by getting on your knees and opening your mouth
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 05:05:36 PM »

Ronnie said his grandmother used to always use the devil horns. Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 02:23:00 AM »

The "Devil's horns" is the universal sign language symbol for "I love you."

No way.  Jose.
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 02:56:13 AM »

Incorrect! THIS is the Devil Horns, also known as the malocchio!
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