Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Boris Yeltsin: No. 1 Fingerless Celebrity – Hands Down!

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Boris Yeltsin died yesterday (Apr. 23) at the age of 76, and one expert on fingerless celebrities is giving him the thumbs up.

Yeltsin lost two of the fingers on his left hand when he was a child after he and his friends found a grenade and thought it would be a good idea to try to defuse it.

Ever since, he’s been, hands down, the No. 1 fingerless celebrity according to Fritz Holznagel, who keeps a list of such mano a mano matters at www.who2.com

Holznagel fears officials will try to put their foot down and hide Yeltsin’s missing fingers at the funeral with a glove.

That’s because Yeltsin didn’t like to talk about his accident.

As Holznagel puts it, “It was indicative of his character – [Yeltsin] was adventurous and curious and his fingers show that – yet he didn’t really speak out about it.”

Still, Holznagel doesn’t understand why Yeltsin would hide his deformity and says he would still make a good spokesman for land mine activists.

Now that Yeltsin is dead, Holznagel says he’ll hand over the title of No. 1 Fingerless Celebrity to Gary Burghoff, best known as Walter ‘Radar’ O’Reilly on M.A.S.H.

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