Metal Hand Sign AbuseOne of the funnier stories I've ever seen in The Onion (sent to me by my lovely wife):
VATNAJÖKULL GLACIER, ICELAND—In an emergency session Tuesday, members of the Supreme Metal Council strongly condemned the increasing use of the metal hand sign in lay society, claiming that its meaning has become perverted by overuse.
"The metal sign, or 'sign of the goat,' has all but lost its impact as a token of respectful recognition for something truly 'rocking' or 'metal,'" SMC president Terence "Geezer" Butler said. According to Butler, members are upset that their sacred gesture is being used to acknowledge and celebrate "favorable but clearly non-metal events."
It's all sheer genius, which is business as usual for The Onion, and here's the link:
My favorite line:
"If your head is neither banging nor thrashing, you should not be throwing the sign," Butler said. "It's that simple."