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Counting with Weasel

Can you tell I worked in a corporate art department for a lot of years? Yes, you can.

I once had to create a whole multi-page illustrated booklet on hygiene because nobody wanted to tell that one guy in the kitchen that he smelled bad. With mostly pictures, because I think he was special needs.

NOTICE: Dead Pool queued. 18:00 WBT.


Comment from OldFert
Time: October 10, 2019, 8:41 pm

Was his name Schiff?

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: October 10, 2019, 9:40 pm

You’re never going to make it in the EU if you continue to use that archaic Anglo system of 1 being the index finger.

Every good Cheese Eating Surrender Mac(a)roni and Sturmabteilung MerkelFuhrer knows 1 is the Thumb.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: October 10, 2019, 10:07 pm

I always thought that “1” was the middle finger…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 10, 2019, 10:52 pm

Dear S. Weasel,

We have a new Celebrity Dead Pool due tomorrow. Did you remember?


ExpressoBold the Nudge

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 10, 2019, 11:18 pm

Fun-finger counting fact.

In the West, when we use our fingers to count we start with the hand closed and open up finger by finger. In Japan, you start with an open hand and close finger by finger.

So the numbers shown above would be 5, 4, and 3.

Of course to Nelson Mandela’s Sign Language Interpreter it might mean something else entirely.

Comment from AliceH
Time: October 11, 2019, 1:10 am

Huh. My first take was that was sign language. I only thought of counting when I couldn’t come up with what “SDV” might mean.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: October 11, 2019, 2:29 am

Save Darth Vader?

See Death Valley?

Surrender Dorothy, Varmints!

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: October 11, 2019, 4:25 am

Two points

1. Are any of those hand gestures racist? I just discovered today that the OK sign (thumb touching index finger making an “O”) is just about the same as yelling the n-word in a crowded theater.

2. My 4 year old grandson counts starting with a closed fist and number one is the pinkie, 2 is the ring, 3 is the F finger, 4 is index, 5 is thumb. The grown ups spend time debating if the private nursery school is worth the money.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 11, 2019, 1:12 pm

Expresso: do we? Who died? I’ve been sunk in my own misery all week…

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 11, 2019, 3:18 pm

Oh yes, Weasel,

platypuss won with Ginger Baker, you’ve heard of him haven’t you? He was a rock drummer. wikipedia tells us:

Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker (19 August 1939 – 6 October 2019) was an English drummer and a co-founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s and 1970s earned him the reputation of “rock’s first superstar drummer,” for a style that melded jazz and African rhythms and pioneered both jazz fusion and world music.

Comment from jwm
Time: October 11, 2019, 5:26 pm

An OT note:
When I clicked on my bookmark link for S. weasel this morning I got a notice warning me that this site was unsecured, or something. Said I was at risk of having my identity stolen here, or worse. I took a deep breath and continued, nonetheless. So here I am. Risking it all to let you know.


Comment from LesterIII
Time: October 11, 2019, 6:00 pm

That *is* sign language for number of enemies in sight.

Comment from CantHarkMyCry
Time: October 12, 2019, 5:44 pm

Forgive me if someone has shared this one before–it just seemed really fitting for Inktober

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