Mouthing off

So, I watched "American Idol" this evening and I have a question.

Shut up.

Anyway. Back to the question. In all seriousness, wtf has happened to Barry Gibb's mouth?

Admittedly, it's not like I've heard this evening's mentor speak all that often, but that lips-and-teeth construct as it stands today could not have gotten out 99.5% of the stuff he's sung in the past. It was as if he had botoxed his upper lip into a solid state, while his dentures* were left to roam free behind the non-lips.

I hesitate to poke fun, because maybe the man had a stroke nobody knows about. So I'm dead serious here: Was I the only one to wonder what was going on there? Anyone have any clues?

* I am not saying I think he wears dentures.


  1. JT on 5/08/07 at 9:25 pm

    No, you are not the only one. My wife and I were watching Idol and Barry Gibbs Mouth bugged her so much that she made me google “Barry Gibbs Upper Lip” and we found your post. SHe said that he looked like the missing link from Planet of the Apes.

  2. Armchair News on 5/09/07 at 8:44 am

    OK, that’s hilarious that I’ve already been indexed.

    But seriously, the mystery continues. WTF!

    It’ll be interesting to see him sing tonight.

  3. Billie-Lou on 3/01/09 at 7:26 am

    [this is good] Barry’s upper lip was injured when he was burned as an infant.

  4. Armchair News on 3/01/09 at 7:54 am

    Really? Is it just that his facial hair covered it before now? I’ve seen that face for many years and just never noted it before that moment.