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M.I.A.'s now famous finger during halftime of the Super Bowl.
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February 7, 2012 "In the time of Caligula," says American University's Ira Robbins, "it was intended to be representative of a phallic symbol. Not today." Instead, showing a middle finger is an expression of "frustration or rage or anger or protest or disdain."
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February 6, 2012 The singer flipped the bird during the Super Bowl halftime show. It's a gesture that seems to be seen more and more often. Should we be upset that it got on national TV?
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLVI game against the New England Patriots, Sunday (Feb. 5, 2012).
February 6, 2012 And speaking of the Super Bowl, did you catch the obscene gesture by singer M.I.A. during the halftime show? We missed it, but so did the person with a finger on the button that would have blurred the offending finger on TV.
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August 3, 2010 Some people use 3-D cameras, while others use old stereographs. But anyone with a camera can make photos wiggle.
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