Do you think the President and all the other people in the following photo have a clue what that hand gesture they’re making actually means?
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That’s off of the official White House homepage. For those of you who don’t know yourselves, that’s known as the Shocker and it has sexual connotations. It’s often accompanied by the phrase “two in the pink, one in the stink” which should give you a pretty good idea of exactly what sexual connotation it holds. If you still don’t get it then go read the Wikipedia entry for it.
Maybe they think it’s supposed to be a W or maybe they just thought it was funny to do a “gangsta” sign. I don’t think they realize what it actually symbolizes. Or maybe they do and that’s part of why they’re doing it. It’s the sort of naughty thing I’d probably do if I were a lame duck president counting down the hours till I get booted out of office.
I’ve had a Flickr account for ages, at least a few years now, and I’ve never done a damned thing with it. I don’t remember why I signed up, but I did. Remembering recently that there was the ability to create groups at Flickr I opted to start one up devoted to Stupid Evil Bastard and you’ll find it here. If you have a Flickr account you can join the pool and submit your own photos and leave comments.
My primary reason for doing this was to provide a spot for people to upload photos they wanted to be able to post to the comments here at SEB so we’re not hotlinking to some other poor schlep’s blog or otherwise stealing bandwidth. I suppose we can also just use it for photos and crap that people think would be of interest to readers of SEB. They could relate to a topic we’re discussing or just be cool photos you’ve taken. Consider the fact that the group is open to anyone to see when uploading pics to it. Other than that, have at it.