I swear I must have watched the Supermassive Whack-a-Mole Baseball scene on Youtube nine gazillion times when it first came out. Granted, this was immediately after the baseball scene became available on Youtube and long before I got my chubby little paws on a DVD. I'd be sitting at work, totally dorked out, with an ear bud shoved in one ear, squinting against the grainy, crappy picture trying to watch Jasper do his baseball bat acrobatics over and over again. My co-workers would occasionally sneak up and scare the bejeezus out of me, I would be so intent. Bastards.
Which is why I never noticed that Edward gives Emmett the American Salute. In fact, I had to see the damn movie in the theater three times before I noticed that Edward flips the bird. I was so excited to see something (finally!) remotely naughty that I damn near spewed all the SweeTarts I was shoveling into my gob all over STY, who was pissed that I distracted her from the aforementioned Jasper-baseball-acrobatics scene.
Did anyone else notice this? Am I really this blind that I somehow missed such a small, quick, yet significant gesture? Because, frankly, I'm just appalled that Edward would even think of doing something like giving Emmett the New Yorker's Hello. Well, not really. Personally, giving people the finger is like my own special way of saying 'howdy!'.
I've been disgustingly busy at work and a tad bit neglectful on the Twitarded side of life but I did manage to take some pictures of the scene (with ML shaking his head in resignedly behind me). And, I promise you, they are every bit as grainy and bad as I remembered the Youtube videos being.
Anyway, that dastardly gesture shows up right after Emmett and Edward collide during the baseball scene. And I'm going to be SO embarrassed if everyone comments back, 'uh, duh, JJ. We all knew that. Way to be quick on the uptake.'
Sometimes it's the just little things that make me go 'YAY!'