Stub your toe and you shout, “F#*K YOU, WORLD!” Check your bank statements and see that a $5 service charge has put you in overdraft and you shout, “F#*K YOU, WORLD!” Watch a really, distinctly terrible comic book film adaptation and, you guessed it, you shout, “F#*K YOU, WORLD!” Well, sometimes the world hears you, and it hurts. So here’s a giant f#*k you to each and every one of you toe-stubbing, film-hating, overdraft-suffering humans (myself included) courtesy of your very own planet Earth.
Called the “Bronx Salute,” this crosswalk sign in Spokane literally said, “Hey, I’m driving here!” According to Spokane spokeswoman Marlene Feist, snow was embedded in the sign which caused the hilarious optical offense.
Fiona Exon was met with a fleeting gathering of angry birds when she photographed a flock in Gretna, Scotland. “The birds look like a huge ball of flowing mercury in the sky, forming and reforming, rising and falling, splitting and joining,” said Fiona. She has carried with her no grudge on the continued quest to photograph mercury.
I remember when I first saw this image. It was back in the early 2000’s and it was posted to artbell.com and nowadays it’s the go-to shot for showing how much of a bitch the Earth can really be. A classic image of nature, in all its glory, telling the rest of us, “Thanks for harvesting my cousins for thousands of years.”
The Carina Nebula is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. A particularly comedic-fever dream-inducing image captured by the Hubble telescope of the Keyhole nebula (a nebula within the Carina nebula, don’t get all Nolan on me) shows a smaller collection of cosmic gas nicknamed the “finger of God.”
A f#*k you the size of a star system. There’s something poetic about that.
I bet you were expecting a different cloudy middle finger, weren’t you?
Jamie O’Connell of Scotland (I’m starting to see a trend here) was walking his dog in Fort William when he looked into the sky and saw the ominous cloud. “I was just walking the dog when I looked up and saw this cloud,” he said. Some questioned whether it was a sign that he had angered the wrong entity. “A lot of people have said it might be a sign – I must have annoyed someone!” added O’Connell.
There’s a surprising amount of detail in that “f#*k you.” It’s kind of beautiful.