Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

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05/19/2005: And the AP keeps giving us "the finger"....

Though in this case it's more on the "Wendy's chili finger":

Meanwhile, a woman provided more details about how the finger may have been lost. She said her son lost the finger in a work accident and gave it to the suspect's husband to settle a $50 debt.

"My son is the victim in this," Brenda Shouey told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I believe he got caught in something, and he didn't understand what was going on."


San Jose police announced last week the finger was obtained from an associate of James Plascencia, Ayala's husband, but they have refused to identify him because he is cooperating in the investigation. Police did not immediately return a message Wednesday seeking comment on Shouey's comments.

Plascencia, 43, was arrested last month on unrelated charges of failing to pay child support in a previous relationship. He has not been charged in the Wendy's case, but documents filed Wednesday by San Jose police detailed his alleged involvement.

After his co-worker severed the tip of his finger in December, Plascencia bought it and "advised that he intended to use the finger to create a lawsuit by planting the finger in food at an undisclosed restaurant," a police affidavit said.

Shouey said her son, Brian Paul Rossiter, 36, of Las Vegas, lost part of his finger when his gloved hand was caught in a mechanical truck lift at a paving company where he worked with Plascencia.

Shouey said her son had showed the severed finger to co-workers in a macho display of humor and was desperate for cash when he gave it away "to this character, James."

"My son is a happy-go-lucky guy. He thought it was cute to show" the severed finger, Shouey said. "It's like a man thing."
Well, no.... I don't think that a finger looks much like "a man thing", save for the fact that both a finger and a man thing are long and.... Well, never mind.

I have to wonder though... Rossiter isn't that much younger than I am, but it appears that standards of "cute" in male behavior have changed quite a bit since I last looked into the subject.

Len on 05.19.05 @ 06:20 PM CST

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