What everyone who gives the finger to a camera is thinking when the photo is taken: "I bet I look so fucking cool, like Johnny Cash in that one photo."
What everyone who looks at a photo of someone giving the finger to the camera is thinking: "That person looks so carefree. They do not care about societal pressure to look cool. They are what I aspire to be. They are the Nelson Mandela of people in photographs, standing up for the freedom to live their lives as they alone see fit. In fact, they are better than Mandela — not only because they’re not dead yet, but also because they gave the finger to the camera. I bet Mandela wishes he had given the finger to a camera."