Sunday, April 3, 2011

Just got back from Stone Sour...

It's official. The next metal show I go to, I will be bringing along with me, a pair of tin snips and a plastic bag. Every extended thumb I see, I'm going to collect.

See this? This is the infamous "devil's horns", or "sign of the horns". The universal hand gesture for, "ROCK THE FUCK ON!". While he didn't "invent" the gesture, Ronnie James Dio is typically cited as the source it's popularity in the metal scene. As you can see in the picture, the correct way to "throw the horns" is by first, extending your arm out. You then extend your pinky, and index finger, making sure your middle and ring fingers remain down. Finally, you move your thumb ON TOP OF THESE TWO FINGERS. 







What you DO NOT do, is this. The gesture shown on the left is American Sign Language for, "I love you". Sure, you might love the band performing, but that does NOT give you the right to extend your thumb. When you do that, you loose any hope of looking cool, and instead get moved into the "drunk bitch that shouldn't be here" category. You don't want to be in that category, do you? If you need to think before you answer, then perhaps it will help if I also remind you that from now on people in this category will no longer have a thumb that they can erroneously extend. It's simple. If you want to be able to hold that beer that you keep drenching people in, then all you have to to is fold your thumb. Just think of all the fun games of Thumb of War you'll miss out on if you don't.

Just as a disclaimer, I may or may not get around to updating this post with an actual review. If I don't, then consider my official review as: "It was good." For now, I'm setting this to autopost at 12:01 on Sunday. If you're seeing this disclaimer, it means I'm still doing piles and piles of busywork for my fucktarted teacher, who that I hope with every ounce of my being that he gets fired. Seriously, the fact that his molecules are even on our plane of existence is pissing me off.

17 comments:

  1. Glad Stone Sour was good! Dio said when he was young he would walk with his grandma. She did that sign when someone was giving them an evil eye! That's what I remember :D

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  2. lol @ Metal/concert noobs doing the wrong hand gesture.

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  3. Thanks for the heads up and I think I have a snips lying around here somewhere.

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  4. BUT! it's valid if you do only thumb and the little finger. You're right, though.

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  5. i see this stupid shit all the time. rage

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  6. I hate it when they pull that sign

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  7. never understood sign, more than the sign i hate when they couple it with tongue out

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  8. I went to go see Stone Sour like ten years ago, I don't really like there new stuff.

    WTF was through the looking glass?

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  9. lol I never knew that about sign language! Cool

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  10. Love stone sour, hate people making that sign. Cool fact about the " I Love You ".

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  11. You actually made me wanna go to some metal concerts and show american sign language for 'I love you' :)

    So if you collect my thumb, could you sell it back to me?

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  12. That's a pretty awesome band pic!

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