London - The WikiLeaks publisher is hopping mad at losing an extradition fright at Belmarsh Magistrates Court today.
Oddly-named Chief Magistrate Judge Howard Riddle told Assange "Hanging's too good for you!" and had him clapped in irons ahead of the Oslo flight.
The whistleblower's briefs were having none of it, of course, and said a "Two fingers, Judge!" by way of lodging an immediate appeal.
Assange has braved house arrest since December and, more recently, being out of the nation's headlines for seven consecutive days at least.
He's said to be effin pisstoff at being upstaged 'by bloody Colonel Gaddafi' in a ratings war where red tops dictate all the odds.
A publisher's $2 million cheque for his memoirs may just possibly sweeten the angst of today's tortuous albeit free tv publicity.