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  1. Krista

    LOL. You tricked me!

  2. sportzlvr9328

    bahahahha :P kaleb youre hilarious.
    i seriously thought he was.
    so i was all pshh!
    i bet he's like an artist.
    those people always think differently xD
    im soo glad you find all this info. id be so out of the loop if it werent for youu :) congrats on your bran hambric stuff last night. LOVED the blogtv :D

  3. Meredith

    I didn't think you would have the link to see the picture if he actually was.

    well lol nice joke. :)

  4. person

    WOW! I feel like an idiot for actually clicking on the picture

  5. karen:)

    :D you got me.

  6. Sunshinee

    OMG! I seriously thought he was, I'm like I DO NOT WANT A GUY LIKE THAT DIRECTING MY FAVORITE SERIES' MOVIES! lol though, funny

  7. Ian Somerlander

    Wow, you got me. I seriously thought you were for real. He's like, really really short tho! It's cute!

  8. Amber

    Depends, that's how they flip you off in Britain…

  9. Laur

    haha, i saw this on a different website before you put this up, so i knew he wasn't:)

    but you are a little trickster kaleb!

  10. xXYasuXx

    lol omg u tricked me :P

  11. twilightluva99

    Kaleb, you inspired me to publish my first web site!! PLEASE come see it. I wrote some stuff about you!!!!!!

    Congrats on Bran Hambric!!

  12. Luci

    bahahaha. you totally got me, Kaleb! I clicked on the link and totally didn't get it, I was like “he's not flipping anybody off! What are you talking about? where are you from, boy?!” lol. then I saw the comments and realized it was a joke. silly TwilightGuy.

  13. danielle

    now i feel like an idiot 4 thinking that u did that! but nice joke!

  14. Kathryn

    what? why is everyone saying 'haha- you got me!'
    he is quite clearly sticking his fingers up at the camera… =/
    is that some american thing where this is okay?
    I'm so confused!

  15. Kathryn

    I just googled and found my way onto IMDB and he is from the uk
    so as far as he is concerned he IS swearing, even if no one else thinks so!

    just out of interest, what does that mean in the usa (or anywhere else) where it isnt swearing?

  16. Tara.Seanan

    In the US, the 2 fingers don't really mean anything. If anything, it means 'peace out.' Out here, if you want to flip someone off, you use only the middle finger.

  17. Nicole B

    Me too! I see this gesture as an insult, but it isn't in the US:

    “The V sign, when the palm is facing toward the person giving the sign, has long been an insulting gesture in England, and later in the rest of the United Kingdom; its use is largely restricted to the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is frequently used to signify defiance (especially to authority), contempt or derision”

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_sign#V_sign_as_a

  18. devz30

    lol. haha.. I was tricked.

  19. Sadie

    umm in britain that IS considered flipping someone off.. so yes basically he is.

  20. Dye793

    I love how the people from the US are like “Haha, Kaleb” and the people from Europe are like “He really is flipping us off!”
    I never realized there were that many people from out of the US on this site!

  21. Spinach

    Yup, 'tis in England. Actually originated because its those two fingers that were used in archery.

  22. Beth C.

    Wow, you got me too! Really? Guess I won't tell anyone “peace out” in Britain. LOL!

  23. Jessica K.

    Ha ha. Good one. You definitely tricked me.

  24. shelby

    omg kaleb you are hilarious i thought u were serious lol

  25. Zella

    Haha, I'm from Britian!

    I am no expert on swearing, but here's the situation from my area of the land of pavements and tea.

    We do have “flipping people off” or “the middle finger”, but we also have “the Vicky” or “the V”. When the palm faces the person who is making the sign, it's the V, but when the palm faces the person recieving the sign, it's peace.

  26. Kathryn

    Zella is 100% correct :) though i haven't heard it called 'The Vicky' before- may have to use that one.
    He is from the UK and doing the two fingered salute to us, I'm afraid- though I guess it doesn't matter either way right?
    Anyway I have never seen anything by him so I guess I have to before I decide if I'm excited about him or terrified of him ruining it!

    It is nice to have a name for Eclipse's director already, though :)

  27. Paige

    Don't ever to that to me again, Kaleb! You scared the crap out of me…..

    I'm not sure about David Slade, but I trust Summit to make a good choice. Plus, Catherine was AWESOME and Chris seems like a really good director.

    *crosses fingers*

  28. Anna_Loves_TWILIGHT

    So is he trying to flip us off, or is he trying to tell us “peace?” I'm American, so I'm just gonna say he's saying peace. He sorta looks like hes in a “im gonna flip someone off” mood, though….

  29. Aiden

    Haha, it’s kinda funny that people are saying, “Haha, you tricked me,” when what he’s doing is actually offensive. At least, it is in the UK, and since David Slade is British, he probably meant it to be offensive.
    My understanding of it is that in the olden days before guns etc. when enemy soldiers were captured, those two fingers were cut off because those were the fingers used to draw a bow string, so if they were released then they couldn’t be archers anymore and then wouldn’t be a threat. (Also, I suspect that having a couple of fingers removed would probably impede their sword wielding skills as well.) So giving someone the “V” sign was like saying “Mwahahah! I still have my fingers and you don’t! So there! Take that, you fingerless buffoon!” Or something like that anyway. I don’t think it has quite the same meaning today, but in the UK I think it is maybe considered equally offensive as the middle finger.
    But in an unusual fit of deciding-to-check-my-facts-before-posting-stuff-on-the-internet, this is what Wikipedia says on the subject of the origins of the “V” sign:

    According to a popular legend the two-fingers salute and/or V sign derives from the gestures of longbowmen fighting in the English army at the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The story claims that the French claimed that they would cut off the arrow-shooting fingers of all the English and Welsh longbowmen after they had won the battle at Agincourt. But the English came out victorious and showed off their two fingers, still intact. Historian Juliet Barker quotes Jean Le Fevre (who fought on the English side at Agincourt) as saying that Henry V included a reference to the French cutting off longbowmen's fingers in his pre-battle speech. There is no record of this explanation for the V sign before the 1970s.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_sign

    So there you have it. Archey is a common theme, but you can never believe everything you read, even if it's on Wikipedia.
    In any case, I think it's meant to be offensive.

  30. Jessica K.

    Ha ha. Good one. You definitely tricked me.

  31. shelby

    omg kaleb you are hilarious i thought u were serious lol

  32. Zella

    Haha, I'm from Britian!

    I am no expert on swearing, but here's the situation from my area of the land of pavements and tea.

    We do have “flipping people off” or “the middle finger”, but we also have “the Vicky” or “the V”. When the palm faces the person who is making the sign, it's the V, but when the palm faces the person recieving the sign, it's peace.

  33. Kathryn

    Zella is 100% correct :) though i haven't heard it called 'The Vicky' before- may have to use that one.
    He is from the UK and doing the two fingered salute to us, I'm afraid- though I guess it doesn't matter either way right?
    Anyway I have never seen anything by him so I guess I have to before I decide if I'm excited about him or terrified of him ruining it!

    It is nice to have a name for Eclipse's director already, though :)

  34. Paige

    Don't ever to that to me again, Kaleb! You scared the crap out of me…..

    I'm not sure about David Slade, but I trust Summit to make a good choice. Plus, Catherine was AWESOME and Chris seems like a really good director.

    *crosses fingers*

  35. Anna_Loves_TWILIGHT

    So is he trying to flip us off, or is he trying to tell us “peace?” I'm American, so I'm just gonna say he's saying peace. He sorta looks like hes in a “im gonna flip someone off” mood, though….

  36. Aiden

    Haha, it’s kinda funny that people are saying, “Haha, you tricked me,” when what he’s doing is actually offensive. At least, it is in the UK, and since David Slade is British, he probably meant it to be offensive.
    My understanding of it is that in the olden days before guns etc. when enemy soldiers were captured, those two fingers were cut off because those were the fingers used to draw a bow string, so if they were released then they couldn’t be archers anymore and then wouldn’t be a threat. (Also, I suspect that having a couple of fingers removed would probably impede their sword wielding skills as well.) So giving someone the “V” sign was like saying “Mwahahah! I still have my fingers and you don’t! So there! Take that, you fingerless buffoon!” Or something like that anyway. I don’t think it has quite the same meaning today, but in the UK I think it is maybe considered equally offensive as the middle finger.
    But in an unusual fit of deciding-to-check-my-facts-before-posting-stuff-on-the-internet, this is what Wikipedia says on the subject of the origins of the “V” sign:

    According to a popular legend the two-fingers salute and/or V sign derives from the gestures of longbowmen fighting in the English army at the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The story claims that the French claimed that they would cut off the arrow-shooting fingers of all the English and Welsh longbowmen after they had won the battle at Agincourt. But the English came out victorious and showed off their two fingers, still intact. Historian Juliet Barker quotes Jean Le Fevre (who fought on the English side at Agincourt) as saying that Henry V included a reference to the French cutting off longbowmen's fingers in his pre-battle speech. There is no record of this explanation for the V sign before the 1970s.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_sign

    So there you have it. Archey is a common theme, but you can never believe everything you read, even if it's on Wikipedia.
    In any case, I think it's meant to be offensive.

  37. mcm phenomenon

    ダンヒル+の

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