I don't know if I should blame Rahm Emanuel or Casey Affleck.
In yet another ill-considered commuting game of the kind that takes place all too often in the urban assault vehicle, I injured myself trying to flip off the Resident Offspring while pretending that my fuck-you finger was amputated at the knuckle. She had been telling me how Rahm Emanuel had special powers on account of his middle finger having been amputated in an Arby's accident, and how he used to flip off Barack Obama with the amputated finger.
And this reminded me of the film we watched on the weekend - the appropriately named The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Like Snakes on a Plane, the entire plot is revealed in the title. And the only thing longer than the title is the film itself.
But I digress. In TAOJJBTCRF, Casey Affleck is all besmitten by Jesse James and wants to be him, right down to practicing his mannerisms in front of the mirror, including pretending that his middle finger is also cut off at the knuckle.
Somehow in my distracted state, a side effect of actually paying attention to the road, I got the two finger amputations confused and attempted to flip the bird while pretending the business finger was chopped off. Only I got the other fingers reversed and tried to keep them straight, and when my ring finger wouldn't stay straight, I pushed it back upright. Only to have pain shoot immediately through my hand and up my wrist to the elbow.
And it hurt all evening. Either Rahm Emanuel or Casey Affleck is going to pay, goddamn.
In other news, Happy 40th birthday to my beloved As It Happens.
I grew up listening to this incredible show, which despite it's amazingly simple premise - phoning up people to interview them - has become the flagship show of the CBC, and rightly so. It's intelligent and ground-breaking, indepth and measured, sassy and irreverent.
And it doesn't hurt that the current As It Happens ladies are the sassiest beings to ever walk the earth and my personal heroes. Long may you rule the airwaves, As It Happens.