But I was reminded of a young man that I knew at age nineteen.
Now, this is a tremendous life skill to possess. It fascinated me. I asked him how he does that, how does he form his saliva bubbles. His answer was a blowoff shrug. He didn't actually know. I didn't let him get away with that. I interrogated him obnoxiously. He did patiently try to explain to me a little better but he was still giving me blowoff answers. "Come on! Tell me how you make the bubbles." I insisted. And he could not escape my nagging.
"I get them from under my tongue." That was the best I could get out of him. And he really thought about it too. The fact was he didn't have the vocabulary to tell me he allows a pool of saliva to form then bends his tongue with the the tip of his tongue down the back of his lower teeth and that squeezes out a bubble that he brings to the top by flattening his tongue downward and then blows it through his wet lips. He can do this surprisingly rapidly so that more than one bubble is floating around at one time. He smoked cigarettes and that strengthened the saliva bubbles. He graciously added that he likes to do it outside around people waiting for the light to change to cross the street and make people look around for the source of the tiny bubbles blowing around. Then he giggled. The thought of punking people with tiny spit bubbles was funny.
When he did this as he smoked a cigarette then amazingly the bubbles would fill with smoke so that he blew out tiny saliva smoke bomb bubbles that popped releasing the tiny container of smoke. Poof, poof, poof. Incredible!
I spent days trying to copy him and finally learned his technique. But I'm not good at it. My saliva bubbles are too weak. I can feel them in there but they pop before I can blow them out. You have to have gooey saliva for all that to work. Some conditions they work better. I think his smoking habit added to his saliva bubble skill.
So then, that's what I think of Drudge's tongue-in-cheek Ryan. That Drudge sure does come up with the weirdest photographs. (Actually, I mostly wanted to see how well the Photoshop clone tool would work to make Ryan's mouth bulge disappear.)
Try making a saliva bubble, you have all the information I had. You could blow your children's minds with your awesome abilities. Go on. Try it, I said.