Only in America: Christmas lights... with a vengeance

A Louisiana woman arranges her Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Christmas lights... with a vengeance
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For the second straight year, a vengeful Louisiana woman adorned her house's roof with Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger as a holiday message to a feuding neighbor. Sarah Childs won a court case for the right to display the finger, and says flipping the bird is a relatively mild way to express her anger. "You know, lots of people just resort to violence," she said.

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Samantha Rollins

Samantha Rollins is TheWeek.com's news editor. She has previously worked for The New York Times and TIME and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.