Dude Replaces Finger w/ Thumb Drive

I've never quite recovered from the night that I saw a man on "Ripley's Believe it or Not" whose face was made almost entirely with prosthetic parts. Besides the grotesque oddity of essentially seeing inside his head, the thought of losing one or more major parts of the body is something that will freak out even the hardest of hardasses. That is of course, unless you're Jerry Jalava, who after losing his ring finger in a motorcycle accident, replaced it with a rubber finger that contains a USB thumb drive.

Henri Bergie, a friend of this fellow, recently blogged about the incident:

The story behind this is that Jerry had a motorcycle accident last May and lost a finger. When the doctor working on the artificial finger heard he is a hacker, the immediate suggestion was to embed a USB "finger drive" to the design. Now he carries a Billix Linux distribution and the Freddy Got Fingered movie as part of his hand.

Now that's what I call taking life's lemons and making them into...something that makes me want to spontaneously vomit all over the place. I do like the "Freddy Got Fingered" thing though. I mean, if you're going to pick a replacement for a lost finger based on a pretty strong pun, you may as well go the whole nine. Here's to hoping that he has an "Enter The Dragon" style glass case containing innumerable punny finger replacements.

(NOTE: There are a handful of more detailed photos at Jerry USB-Hands' flickr, if you're into that sort of thing)

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