Chocolate Skateboards: Marc Johnson Hand Signs Deck
Marc Johnson's Chocolate Skateboard Hand Signs Deck has origins that go back to old historic texts. It is identified as the digitus impudicus (impudent finger) in Ancient Roman writings and reference is made to using the finger in ancient Greek comedy to insult another person. The widespread usage of the finger in many cultures is likely due to the geographical influence of the Roman Empire and Greco-Roman civilization. Another possible origin of this gesture can be found in the first-century Mediterranean world, where extending the digitus impudicus was one of many methods used to divert the ever present threat of the evil eye Yo, Dude!