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January 10, 2020 7:05 AM   Subscribe

 
Incomplete without Aussie PM Scott Morrison's forced handshakes with fire victims.
posted by clawsoon at 7:34 AM on January 10 [14 favorites]


@clawsoon, I'm assuming he's not well liked. Wow, those are the definition of cringe.
posted by Fizz at 7:37 AM on January 10


Then again, liking him doesn't really have much to do with it in those moments, they just lost their homes, so it's like, what are you expecting, a high five. Ugh.
posted by Fizz at 7:38 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Fizz: @clawsoon, I'm assuming he's not well liked.

An understatement. I first saw the forced handshakes in Ozzy Man Reviews: Australian Bushfires. Warning: Strong language.
posted by clawsoon at 7:55 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


People have presumably been doing some sort of handclasping gesture since the hunter/gatherer days, you'd think we would have it down by now.
posted by tommasz at 8:19 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


I was fully expecting at least one of those to be where one party of the handshake is a limp-fish, just hold out their hand and literally do nothing else for the rest of the handshake.
posted by CoffeeHikeNapWine at 8:26 AM on January 10


And then you have people like Snoop who can magically escape the impending awkward hand-on-fist.
posted by onehalfjunco at 8:37 AM on January 10 [12 favorites]


I gather from these videos that competition gamers have no clue how to shake hands. Or when to shake hands as there seem to be varying times of celebration when the handshakes are initiated.
posted by NoMich at 8:37 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


Oh, Kamille. If you're going to be a man's man, you have to step up your handshake game.
posted by NoxAeternum at 8:49 AM on January 10


When I offer a high five to my two-year old, he often starts out normally but at the last second switches it up and pokes a single index finger into my palm.

That is a better handshake than these.
posted by SaltySalticid at 9:06 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


I think the gamers are like musicians, they're just trying to avoid those random bone-crushers.
posted by ovvl at 10:11 AM on January 10


If you ever find yourself in the awkward situation of catching a fist bump as you attempt a handshake, just grab hold of the offending fist with your hand and shout "PAPER BEATS ROCK."
posted by cazoo at 3:16 PM on January 10 [3 favorites]


Trump's aggressive pull is difficult to watch for several reasons, not the least because no one ever punches him in response.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:29 PM on January 10 [5 favorites]


Handshakes are bullshit anyway. Don't touch me!
posted by Coaticass at 6:09 PM on January 10


Trump's aggressive pull is difficult to watch for several reasons, not the least because no one ever punches him in response.

I feel like if he tried it with me I could counter-pull him right off his feet. A shame that my life goal is to never be within 100 miles of him.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:25 PM on January 10 [5 favorites]


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