Friday, January 21, 2005

Whose Voice Is It That Bush Heard From Beyond the Stars?

The Norwegians have been aghast at the behavior of the U.S. First Family:

You see, the sign shown in this picture is the way to greet Satan in Norway and maybe even more widely:

President Bush's "Hook 'em, 'horns" salute got lost in translation in Norway, where shocked people interpreted his hand gesture during his inauguration as a salute to Satan.

That's what it means in the Nordics when you throw up the right hand with the index and pinky fingers raised, a gesture popular among heavy metal groups and their fans in the region.

Which just goes to show that religion is hard to interpret literally. Or...?