April 28, 2005

Burning Question of the Week

Where did the freaking finger come from?

You know what I'm talking about--the infamous 1 1/2" fingertip that professional con artist Anna Ayala "found" in her Wendy's chili.

Where did it come from? I first thought it was the missing digit in the leopard attack case, but that proved false. Then there were rumors of an inside man from the coroner's office, but I haven't heard anything else.

Do these people not understand how important the origin of the finger is? I lie awake, wondering if somewhere out there a hapless fellow or femme is wandering, cold alone and partially fingerless...or, if somewhere a spirit cannot rest until it finds the theif who stole his or her HAIRY FINGER!!!

Sorry. Too many camp stories.

But I still want to know where one procures a random fingertip. It might come in handy someday.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at April 28, 2005 11:31 AM
Comments

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it" --Omar Khyyam

Posted by: snopercod at April 28, 2005 11:44 AM

I see that your query is generally phrased, and that is good. No one is saying that you need a fingertip right now. Why would you? It is strange and dirty work, separating a person from their fingertip.

That said, if a person such as yourself were in the market for a fingertip, I'm sure that some arrangement could be reached with a person such as myself, to the mutual benefit of each.

Call me.

Posted by: Lance McCord at April 28, 2005 12:38 PM

Refer to The Big Lebowski. Oh wait, that's a toe. Never mind.

Posted by: Chris Martin at April 28, 2005 12:42 PM

Ebay?

Posted by: Belle at April 28, 2005 04:00 PM

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/04/18/EDG4KC9TJL1.DTL

Read this.

Posted by: Calvinista at April 29, 2005 11:40 AM

Calvinista -

Heh. That article is by Mary Roach--have you read the book--Stiff--it references? It's a good one, though her style becomes somewhat cloying after a while.

Posted by: BAW at April 29, 2005 12:11 PM

Nope, haven't read the book. I read the reviews and figured, that was enough of that.

When the Wendy's finger story first broke, I just assumed the finder planted the digit. But hey, I'm just suspicious that way.

Posted by: Calvinista at April 29, 2005 02:09 PM

I too immediately thought of Walter in "The Big Liebowski: "You want a toe? I can have you a toe here by 3 this afternoon."
my guess is that she knows someone in a funeral home, maybe in a different state.

Posted by: John Cunningham at May 1, 2005 12:55 AM

Handy? Heh!

Posted by: Webfoot at May 1, 2005 08:38 AM

The police found the former owner of "the finger".

We can only hope that he will be sued along with Ms. Alaya for not speaking up when he *knew* what was going on.

...and if he doesn't have any money, I say give him a matching set.

...sorry, I was waxing Islamic for a moment...forgive me.

Posted by: snopercod at May 13, 2005 04:44 PM