Rahm Emanuel's Meat Accident
New White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been called the "second most powerful man" in the country. And it's well-documented that he's Jewish.
One peculiar tidbit about Emanuel keeps popping up: As a teenager, he lost part of his right middle finger following a severe cut from a meat slicer at Arby's. Last week, Gawker named Emanuel the Top Obama Hottie (Male) and quipped that people "fetishize" about "a missing middle finger." Numerous media outlets have recently talked about a roast in which President Barack Obama said the accident "rendered [Emanuel] practically mute." Obama added, "Has he ever flashed that little stubby thing at you? It's appalling!" A clip of the roast, which took place in 2005, was the "moment of zen" on The Daily Show on Thursday.
Are you intent on not losing part of your finger in a meat slicer? There's a simple solution: Stay away from meat!