Friday, November 4, 2011

The Finger

As I drove home last week through the Deep South I kept having this automatic muscle reaction to certain roadside advertisements. My middle finger would just FLY up on the steering wheel. There are a LOT of religious billboards in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. There's an anti-abortion billboard right here in Beachton. I usually keep my displeasure at them to myself, even if I document it on my phone just because my involuntary physical reaction is interesting to me. I'm sure the people that put up those signs find me just as repulsive, so I'm not really sure I want to get right up in their face with my finger. I'll just keep it in my car. And on the internet apparently, where my people are stronger.
Back at ya!

I decided to put these pictures up here today because of this clip on the Daily Show.

It was a bit of an epiphany. "Oh, so you're doing it to be dicks!" I was trying to rationalize that my neighbors are basically nice and they are proselytizing because of some benign reason. But this actually makes more sense. I mean, I still think they are basically nice, but the bossing people around with the religion really is getting pretty dickish.

Also I told Defiant Marshmallow on Google+ that I would put up this picture related to yesterday's post. Jobs. Let's talk about jobs.


  1. This makes me so damn happy. It makes me happy not only because of the perfectly timed and framed and oh-so-appropriate pictures, but because it's all wrapped up with one of my new favorite Jon Stewart Daily Show bits.

    It makes me happy because you did it in the first place. I lost my only picture of a certain billboard that I had flipped off, about a year ago. It said, "After you die, you will meet god.", and had an ECG line going flatline on it. It was from the book of Hebrews, Chapter 9, verse 27. How lovely.

    So again, your post makes me so freaking happy, because you put it perfectly by saying, "...bossing people around with the religion really is getting pretty dickish." and that's exactly what those billboards do. The ECG flatlining, threatening you with the ultimate trump card as an eternal punishment if you don't believe like certain people.

    Bullying Dickishness.

    As for certain jobs-related dickishness...unfortunately that is still alive and well. And somebody, somewhere is getting f***ed up the you-know-where by some other greedy bastard who wants to hire some virtual slave labor.

  2. I think you should be pleased that your instinct when seeing an offensive sign along the road is merely a flip o' the bird, and NOT both barrels o' buckshot from a 12-gauge scattergun...