Making a token gesture…
Okay, people, listen up! We’re trying to rehearse an awards show here!
So do you all understand the drill?
If you win an award, go immediately to the backstage press area and flip off the media. One finger is adequate, but of course we’re hoping you can remember to do it with TWO fingers.
Now let’s all practice it a bit. Everybody look at Kesha, she’s got that panoramic thing going on. Very nice, Kesha.
The next thing to rehearse is… Sigh. Joaquin? That’s your THUMB. Wipe that smile off your face and try it again…
Remember, all of you, the idea here is that every human being on earth who sees these photos should want to punch you out immediately.
Everybody look at Plan B, up in the top photo. He’s nailed it perfectly! I wouldn’t mind smacking him one up-side the head myself!
Top left: British singer Plan B (Ben Drew) gestures as he poses backstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 in Madrid, November 7, 2010.
Top right: U.S. singer Kesha poses after receiving her award for Best New Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Left: Spanish flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes poses for photographers as he arrives for the MTV Europe Music Awards.
REUTERS photos by Susana Vera