Sunday, December 6, 2009

Public Response: A Dirty Thumb

Oh hello, world. I didn't see you there. While I have your attention, I, Rachel, would like to talk about something. Something serious.

Why my finger nail is dirty in this infamous picture:

Sooo, my thumb nail is a little dirty. The nail is sort of nicked and discolored. I have torn cuticles.

Below you will find some highlights from comments on various websites. I would like to take this time to share my side of the dirty-tumb-debacle of 2009.

Via Tampa

"Couldn't they have found a hand model with clean fingernails? Eeeew."

Let's take a moment to educate. The dirt = polishing compound. It's dark, and stains your fingers. And without it, no jewelry would be shiny!

I especially like this conspiracy theory. This guy probably doesn't believe we landed on the moon either. From Geekologie:


This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

It's like in the Super Mario Bros. movie when Mario finds a mushroom on a spider web."

Also from Geekologie:

"if that is your hand with those rings on it, you need to seriously consider having a manicure because that nail is messed up yo!"

Maybe if you bought my jewelry, I'd be able to afford a manicure.

And, one comment my boyfriend said that he saw on a website,

"look at that gangrenous thumb!!!"

I'm proud to say that my thumb is still as dirty as could be. Well, maybe a little cleaner than it was in the picture. I mean, I do wash my hands.

Some people, however are nice, and appreciate a well-worked finger nail:

Via Boing Boing:

"Heheh. Very neat. It looks like she was so excited to take a picture, that she didn't wash her hands after making them. That's cool. I suddenly want to see more dirty models."

He is so right. I WAS so excited! I DIDN'T wash my hands!!

And that's all I want to say.

Thank you.


  1. Uh, hello, look at Megan Fox's thumbs. She's a fox and a half and so are you. Case closed.

  2. Thanks, SB. I can always count on you!

  3. LOL! I love this, and I definitely appreciate your dirty thumb.

  4. i wouldn't want your thumbs any other way.

  5. If you're an artist getting a manicure is pointless. Also, I have viewed this item many times and never noticed you thumb until now.