Monday, March 24, 2008

Flip the Bird - Short Book Review and Various Facts and Trivia


"Highway Salute", "New York Hello" The Canadian turn Signal" - all different ways to say "Flip the Bird".
It's True: Historians say the first documented Bird flipping was in 1886 when baseball player Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn extended his middle finger while posing for a photo with his team - the Boston Beaneaters.

Most kids learn how to flip the bird when they realize that the comeback, "So's your face" - is totally ineffective.
Do you want to know 101 ways to flip the bird? You're in luck. 101 Ways to Flip the Bird by Jason Joseph and Rick Joseph is now on sale at most book stores, Amazon and Urban Outfitters - (or you can read it on your lunch hour at the Exton Square Mall like I did. My favorite bird flip? The crank.

My favorite related bird flip gesture? The trick finger (Hiding all but the tip of the finger behind your hand, then slowly moving your hand to reveal not your middle finger, but your ring or "trick" finger. Then look at the person like they're a dick and say "'Trick Finger". (Important: this one is NOT in the book).
Here are some other links related to flipping the bird:


Picture of Johnny Cash flipping the bird

"Flip the Bird" T-shirt on sale at Threadless T-shirts

3 comments:

Army of Mom said...

Oddly enough, I wrote a blog post today about a trucker shooting me the finger. He's gonna get his, those, which gives me great satisfaction to piss in his Post Toasties.

Dr Zibbs said...

The only thing better than revenge is pork.

phd in yogurtry said...

I borrowed your Johnny Cash pic (awesome picture, isn't it?) and linked you on my post today:

http://coffeeyogurt.blogspot.com/2010/01/meaning-of-bird.html