US bloke erects middle finger statue and points it directly at the local Council
There’s really not too many bits of simple sign language as iconic and universal as the old middle-finger salute. Deadset, even the bloody Romans loved to flip the Digitus Impudicus at anyone deserving of it. It’s a bloody classic bit of cheek, and that’s why we’re stoked to bring you the news that a US bloke from Vermont has paid $4000 to erect a massive middle-finger salute in his front yard and flip the local council the bird.
The bloke in question, Ted Pelkey, is a proper salt of the earth character with a big problem. He’s been trying to get permission to develop his property so that he can run his business from home and stop paying rent in another locale. Unfortunately, this has become a long-running dispute between him and the council.
When asked exactly what motivated him to build the structure, Pelkey said, “The sculpture’s not out there for the people of the town. It’s out there for the people who run our town.”
Pelkey runs a truck repair and monofilament repair shop and he wants to bring that home so he can cut costs. When asked how long this has been going on, he says, “The strain’s been there for ten years. They (the council) don’t like us and they don’t treat us fairly. That’s what this is all about.”
The statue cost Pelkey $4000 to erect, and he’s made sure it’s right on show, up above the tree-line, and pointed directly at the local council. Best of all, because the statue is considered public art, the council can’t do anything to take it down. Perhaps in time, it’ll be as renowned as the middle-finger salute pointing to the banks in Milan.
Final thought: As we said before, the old-fashioned digitus impudicus is a f**ken veteran piece of sign language with universal appeal. We reckon this is a bloody tops move by a rightly disgruntled legend. F**ken good sh*t, Ted. Good sh*t!
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