I just came back from hearing Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl and I was feeling like quite a trendsetter. After all, I bought their first CD before anyone even knew who they were. And now they’re playing with the Los Angeles Philarmonic.
Then I turned on my computer and started looking at a couple of blogs. Suddenly I wasn’t feeling quite like a trendsetter anymore. Why?
Because of this photo:
I’m always seeing photos on other blogs with people making this gesture. I’ve never made that gesture. Ever. Am I missing out on something? And on what occasion would I make this gesture?
I’ve done the middle finger. I’ve done the Roger Ebert’s thumb up. I’ve done the peace sign. I’ve done the shoot ’em fake gun. I’ve done pinky-squared. But no one has ever seen me make this odd gesture. And frankly, for the trendsetter that I am, I have no idea what this gesture is all about.
Does it mean "Look at me! I’m a wild devil. That’s why I’m wasted"?
Is it "Let’s go Texas Longhorns!"?
Is it "I’m too drunk to make the correct peace symbol"?
Or is it "I’m bullish on the stock market!"?
I really have no idea what it means, except that people look pretty stupid when they’re making it.