Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Top Five Greatest Handshakes In History
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Handshakes are all about unity. Two hands (Probably laden with germs, but that's okay) coming together for a sense of togetherness. And yes, I just said the same thing twice but with different words. Okay, enough talk and on with the hand love.
5. Black hand shaking a white hand
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You want diversity? You want Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to come alive? Then enter white hand shaking a black hand, a true sign that progress is being made. This handshake should be on a flag in front of the Rutgers-Newark campus center, waving with Paul Robeson's smiling face on it. And Rutgers-Newark's new slogan should actually be, "RU A white hand shaking a black hand?" (And yes, I'm well aware that only people who went to Rutgers-Newark would actually appreciate that joke. So What?). While it is true that many young, black Americans today living in places like Camden and Irvington have interacted with about as many white people as they have with deer, there are actually PSA's today that are meant to rectify that problem, one such being the one that I've attached below. Watch.
4. The Fresh Prince Handshake
Slap, *Pish*! I like this one because it doesn't make any sense, but if you do it with somebody else, they'll instantly go, "FRESH PRINCE! FRESH PRINCE!" Really. This is truth I speak. Try it immediately.
3. The Nixon Handshake
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It's so simple, but also so inviting. Nixon was known to be a lot of things, but did you know that the man that some called "Tricky Dicky" also had one of the firmest, nicest handshakes that's ever been manufactured by God? It's true. Here's a picture of our 37th President getting ready to shake hands with Officer Alex J. Murphy, better known to most cretins as Robocop. "Dead or alive, you're getting a handshake from the Nixon," was what I believe the president said on this momentous occasion.
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2. Ryu Shaking Hands with Cyclops
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Here's a picture of two men who could kill each other instantly with a single "Hadouken!" or an "Optic Blast!" but instead, they're shaking hands and possibly even double teaming on Chun-Li or Rogue later (Get your mind out of the gutter! I mean fight-wise!). Too bad Cyclops has pretty much been erased from the Vs. series forever as he's not even in MvC3. Instead, make way for Taskmaster (What?!).
1. The Predator Handshake
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What could be better than two men, pumped up on steroids, slappin' mitts? Um, how about arm-wrestling in the air afterwards? I'm not even going to discuss how awesome this handshake is as that picture to the left pretty much explains it all. But I'm pretty sure that the video down below gives a better impression of just how powerful this handshake really is. Watch.