Social media users loves a good days-of-the-week hashtag, and Monday has its share of them. There’s Monday motivation, Monday mood, Monday morning, Monday blues, and more. My favorite, the one that most speaks to my sensibilities and feelings about Mondays, would have to be Middle Finger Monday. Flipping the bird is one of life’s most cathartic acts. No other gesture is as elegantly effective at telling the world to fuck off, either. Sometimes though it’s an expression of love between like-minded souls. Like swearing, there’s a beautiful, poetic aspect to flipping the middle finger. Also like swearing, it’s a very personal act of expression, meaning that no two middle finger flippers will do it the exact same way.
So, in the spirit of expert middle finger flippers everywhere—which includes yours truly—here’s a gallery of photographs to get your Monday off on the right foot. Or, more accurately, the right finger.
Musicians might be the undisputed kings and queens of the middle finger. It’s such a punk rock move that it’s probably a little cliche now, but that doesn’t even matter. Punk rock will never die.
Now get out there and give Monday the what-for, because it’s a beautiful goddamn day in the neighborhood!
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