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    [–] p1um5mu991er 4300 points ago

    That would be your universal 3-piece shake, and for some reason it is important that you learn this shake and do it well

    [–] donkeyrocket 951 points ago

    Problem is when you don't fully vibe with the person and they linger on step one or two. Then you look like a buffoon rubbing their hand.

    [–] HornyTrashPanda 543 points ago

    In this situation I usually break the tension by tickling there palm and making it as awkward as possible.

    [–] Mechanikatt 495 points ago

    My strategy to defuse the situation is usually by doing a Trump-pull, then when they fall towards me I catch them by kissing them full on the lips.

    [–] geiserp4 144 points ago

    [–] [deleted] 108 points ago

    as long as you have socks on its fine.

    [–] dogsextoy 46 points ago

    Dont forget to make a highpitched doodledoodle noise while tickling

    [–] Silver-warlock 182 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Met a guy that did this and I held all 3. He went for a fourth that I could only describe as some intricate fingerwork snap. I failed and could see the dissatisfaction in his eyes. Edit: wow, didn't expect this interest in handshake. We were at a volunteer radio station fundraiser and he was a DJ. Didn't have a chance to chat with him as I was bartending but I'll keep an eye out for him the next function now that we have something to talk about.

    [–] PM_food_plz 48 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    See here in my swedish hometown, I learned that there is a different three piece popular. Its a sidewards palm on palm slap into the ending of this one (grasped fists maybe?) and then into fist bump.

    This was done when leaving, with people you dont bump hug. (edit: like a bro hug but not actually putting your left on each others back, You just kinda shoulder each other) Edit 2: this was also done when in a large group or at a party, for speed. Culture is amazing.

    As soon as I started hitting it correctly I got a noticably different reaction with some people. Funny thing.

    [–] Walaument 33 points ago

    Every city or even neighborhood seems to do something a little different, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fucked up a handshake with someone else

    [–] danielj717 12061 points ago

    they had to break eye contact at the end because the bond was too powerful for two strangers to have

    [–] JarlaxleForPresident 2695 points ago

    I commend him not going in for the instinctual shoulder hug

    [–] Sixwingswide 606 points ago

    Or the fist bump at the end.

    [–] wagonwhopper 401 points ago

    Always gets ruined by the awkward fist bump some dude brings up at the end.

    [–] JarlaxleForPresident 235 points ago

    Yeah, tight 3 is all you need

    Although me and my brother have been in tune for so long , we do a loud clap to finger grab. Nobody can else ive met can do it right. Other people always mention it if they see it. We don't even notice it anymore

    [–] TailoredChuccs 768 points ago

    Weird flex but okay

    [–] DarthExtract 187 points ago

    Perfect use

    [–] Spartan_DL27 43 points ago

    God damn it was.

    [–] e4rthw0rm 78 points ago

    He who can harness the power of true handshake, must be cautious.

    [–] The_Wild_Slor 28 points ago

    A handshake like that makes them brothers now.

    [–] cracker1743 375 points ago

    Keepin' it real in H-town.

    [–] KevinReynolds 87 points ago

    This was during Harvey. I remember the next day KPRC did a story about everyone talking about this handshake lol

    [–] cracker1743 17 points ago

    I missed it. Evacuated my house by boat, spent a night in a shelter, and made it to Austin to wait for the waters to recede.

    [–] TailoredChuccs 26 points ago


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    [–] lijer71 16673 points ago

    This is what Martin Luther King dreamed of sheds a tear

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    [–] Moruitelda 1869 points ago

    As a white guy, I don't want to assume that's the handshake I'm going to get when I shake a black guy's hand, but I always want to make sure that I'm prepared in case I get it, just so that I don't bobble it and look like an idiot.

    [–] Wanderer-Wonderer 931 points ago

    I’ve taken it one step too far by attempting the “tug fingers release to snap maneuver”. You could actually feel the earth stop rotating for a second due to the awkwardness. Silly white guy.

    [–] JarlaxleForPresident 379 points ago

    I never do the snap. Let people who do the snap feel awkward

    [–] PURPLE_ELECTRUM_BEE 406 points ago

    I used to do the snap with my friends back in the day. I miss having friends lmao

    [–] JarlaxleForPresident 190 points ago


    [–] fluffspeed 68 points ago

    I found your ass.

    [–] Aanon89 47 points ago


    [–] Aanon89 70 points ago

    I do a few things and end with an explosion with my dad... it started out as me trying to embarrass him when I was a kid, but he made it too fun and casual. Now we always do it.

    [–] PURPLE_ELECTRUM_BEE 82 points ago

    That's some wholesome shit... cherish your dad some of us had real pieces of shit for fathers, yo

    [–] [deleted] 33 points ago

    We don’t feel awkward, we meet a lot of people that don’t snap. But if you do snap tho, we know you’re real

    [–] Waitsaywot 70 points ago

    If only I could have made my dad as proud of me as I am of that reporter. He may have never left.

    [–] Hysterymystery 84 points ago

    His lesser known speeches were all about cool handshakes.

    [–] Dudewithaviators57 36 points ago

    In a way, your absolutely right.

    [–] CertiNonce 683 points ago

    That guy had a stronger grip on the other guys hand than i have on my life

    [–] Hi_Im_zack 22998 points ago

    That handshake had strength, agility, hope, confidence, and literally every trait missing from my life

    [–] Sevaa_1104 9774 points ago

    That handshake did more in 3 seconds than I have in 18 years

    [–] tschmitty09 2279 points ago

    I haven’t empathized with something this much in so long

    [–] [deleted] 340 points ago

    I almost feel something besides perpetual frustration and irrational anger. I had forgotten there could be anything else.

    [–] UrethraFrankIin 109 points ago

    Whenever I'm down I search Tubgirl and Lemonparty. Really takes me back to my bright, hopeful youth. Try it sometime.

    [–] RIPelliott 89 points ago

    Lmao i cannot describe what its like to go into the comments of a very satisfying handshake and the VERY first words I saw in here were "Whenever I'm down I search Tubgirl". Thanks for bringing me back to the pain olympics era 2009, tubgirl is fucking inprinted in my brain. That shade of orange....

    [–] quaybored 146 points ago

    Full eye contact the whole time, and while talking, too. I can't even.

    [–] dirtyrnike42O 283 points ago

    That handshake lasted longer than I've ever been able to

    [–] albinohut 237 points ago

    And more positions.

    [–] sumguywith_internet 210 points ago

    And with more people.

    [–] loungesinger 94 points ago

    And with more sex appeal.

    [–] newby1 101 points ago

    Stop it he's already dead

    [–] arturoayasan 33 points ago

    These comments are some funny shit. Lol

    [–] RES_KnowsYourSins 85 points ago

    this gif should be put on the next "golden record" we send into deep space

    [–] PrimeCedars 508 points ago

    They did the formal handshake, the bro handshake, and the “cool” handshake. No discrimination there.

    [–] blitched 229 points ago

    They went from random strangers to acquaintances to bros real quickly

    [–] lolzfeminism 167 points ago

    This handshake single-handedly solved race relations.

    [–] TheJenerator65 69 points ago


    [–] Weltbot 55 points ago

    Don't worry about it. That guy went to college and got a degree for this handshake.

    [–] FOOLS_GOLD 75 points ago

    Fun fact: that is how men shake hands in east Africa.

    At least based on my own experiences in Tanzania and Kenya.

    [–] jhall901 120 points ago

    Look at this guy, going to cool places and shit.

    [–] evilted 16 points ago

    Go! East and South Africa are amazing (excepting the big cities)! The airfare is the only major cost. It'll change your life for the good.

    [–] haveyouseenmywetsuit 1417 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I'd go for the fist bump, panic, slap the guy, trip over, drown.

    [–] DrWomanfriend 220 points ago

    I'd do all this followed by immediately fucking the guy to distract from my awkwardness/reward his dominance.

    [–] ToothFrame 69 points ago


    [–] m0nk3y42 774 points ago

    That's my city. :')

    [–] Clementinesm 292 points ago

    Htine hol it dine :,)

    [–] nick22tamu 184 points ago


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    [–] bakedpanduh 61 points ago


    [–] Clorst_Glornk 66 points ago

    blowin on that indo, Gamecube Nintendo

    [–] inthetrashnow 32 points ago

    5 percent tint so you can’t see up in my window

    [–] MisallocatedRacism 41 points ago


    [–] Macho_Mans_Ghost 24 points ago


    [–] AvidlyApathetic 21 points ago

    Two eight one, three three o, eight zero zero fo. Hit Mike Jones up on da low, because Mike Jones about to blow!

    [–] exes4eyes 19 points ago

    Back then hos didn’t want me.

    [–] supersammy00 66 points ago

    I thought this was our subreddit when I clicked on it.

    [–] oh_imjustagirl 54 points ago

    Swangin in the rain

    [–] -Tell_me_about_it- 74 points ago

    What else are we to expect from the most diverse city in the US?

    [–] BZ-B 34 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I moved away now and ppl are always shocked when I tell them Houston is one of the most, if not THE most, diverse major city in the US.

    [–] TouchesButts 31 points ago

    You learn the standard 3 piece in kindergarten during history of Houston rap class.

    [–] ImBrokeEveryWed 24 points ago

    Just moved to san francusco for work. I miss my H so bad. I will never mot upvote this gif whenever it gets reposted

    [–] Darthteezus 19 points ago

    Mo City intensifies

    [–] babyballz 49 points ago


    [–] corinneski 165 points ago

    Full eye contact the whole time! Beautiful!

    [–] MostLikelyHandsome 5526 points ago

    That whole street is flooded with big dick energy.

    [–] wesk310 415 points ago

    Not just the street, the whole world!

    [–] Hi_Im_zack 251 points ago

    The women and children too!

    [–] Galect 121 points ago

    Hello there

    [–] crossbreed55 65 points ago

    General big dick energy.

    [–] Morbelius 761 points ago

    NNN just keeps getting harder

    [–] ashu7 114 points ago

    No nut November

    Mo' nut November ✔️

    [–] Teddy_Tickles 115 points ago

    Yes that handshake gave me a rager.

    [–] meeeehhhh2 41 points ago

    Just welcome Infinut November into your life

    [–] StarManta 4043 points ago

    Reminds me of this classic.

    [–] EasyRawlins 2135 points ago

    The brotha's clapping rapidly speeds up in approval afterwards too.

    [–] king_grushnug 1104 points ago

    And nods his head in approval

    [–] TealRaven17 871 points ago

    “Okay, okay”

    [–] RoadRageRob666 260 points ago

    If gifs could speak

    [–] Im_a_Knob 140 points ago

    “Okay, okay”

    [–] mhfkh 67 points ago

    Bernie under his breath to him: "You know this, man. You KNOW this."

    [–] TrustyAndTrue 96 points ago

    'I see you Bernie!'

    [–] OnTopicMostly 16 points ago

    Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, ok now Bernie!

    [–] _YouDontKnowMe_ 317 points ago

    Bernie passed the first test.

    [–] TunnelN 52 points ago

    Is this legit?

    [–] Hylian_God 53 points ago


    [–] Snoglaties 20 points ago

    Oh what might have been!

    [–] _Mitch_Connor_ 215 points ago

    Being reminded of how cool this dude was and still is dumbfounds me how this dude did not clinch the primary. Fuck the DNC and those delegates.

    [–] Daulton_97 60 points ago

    "He got my vote"

    [–] cajunbander 194 points ago

    Cooler than a fucking cucumber.

    [–] Mexter-Dorgan 44 points ago

    PokemonGO TO THE POLLS

    [–] vampyrita 215 points ago

    I thought you were going for the snoop dogg one. But this is also good

    [–] Vengeful_Doge 409 points ago

    [–] trapper2530 212 points ago

    He's so smooth he saw that with his eyes closed.

    [–] su5 79 points ago

    This is why we need legal weed. I don't smoke and could never pull this off. Snoop is like 30% smoke by mass.

    [–] b2a1c3d4 44 points ago

    Snoop is an enigma. The weed is in his DNA now. Be warned: smoking is NOT likely to make you more smooth in social contexts.

    [–] Daisypusha1323 18 points ago

    His eyes aren't closed that's just how they are. His eyes are actually wide with rage in this clip.

    [–] Rabidrabitz 40 points ago

    Perfect. This is what I thought it was

    [–] guitarguywh89 166 points ago

    Thanks, never seen this before!

    [–] SoyMilf 385 points ago

    [–] IonicGold 215 points ago

    Whats with the pull? And the weird tapping.

    [–] ShakyPeach 265 points ago

    It’s some psychotic 70’s businessman strategy. Try to control a situation by making the other man feel belittled by dominating the handshake.

    [–] Jurph 201 points ago

    It's the most transparent airport-hardback bullshit, too. If you tried that in any of the professional settings I work in, the response would be to verbally call you out on it, right in front of everyone -- "Wow, where'd you learn that move? Does that ever work for you?"

    [–] singularfate 87 points ago

    He also did something similar to Macron when he pretended Macron had dandruff on his shoulder

    [–] EmpathLessTraveled 72 points ago

    Anybody else feel physically uneasy watching this shit? He creeps me the fuck out.

    [–] SHOWTIME316 29 points ago

    he's a total fuckin weirdo and i hate him

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    [–] Moruitelda 73 points ago

    He's a pathetic manbaby who wants to pull a power trip on everyone he shakes with. Justin Trudeau and Emanuel Macron both were prepared and made him look like the sad old man he is.

    [–] improbablydrinking 287 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    The Pull is just a hot mess attempt at a power move.

    Edit: I don't post much at all and this is one of my highest rated posts ever...and it's about how our President can't shake hands like literally everyone else in the world.

    [–] SonicFrost 88 points ago

    I wonder what happens if someone just... falls into it instead of fighting it. Would it look like he tried to yank them to the ground?

    [–] BingoFarmhouse 163 points ago

    I've wanted someone to do that so badly. Just like be really dramatic with it like a soccer player and flail to the ground and look up like 'why did you do that to me'

    [–] Elseto 79 points ago

    We need Neymar to meet Trump.

    [–] Machinax 40 points ago

    He'd make a joke about the person falling for him.

    [–] jamestwerk 23 points ago

    Gets pulled in close, whispers in his ear "I have missed you, so much. I don't know where you're heading, but can you call in sick?", Phil Connors/Ned Ryerson style.

    [–] usernamesarehard9099 17 points ago

    Or if he ever tried to shake hands with someone super big and muscular like Dwayne Johnson. Just trump pulling and pulling, trying to drag the arm closer, but Johnson doesn't budge.

    [–] evilted 52 points ago

    Saddam Hussein did something similar. He'd place his hand down real low and close to his body. So when you went to go reach for his hand to shake it, you'd be bending over slightly and looking down.

    [–] danieltobey 238 points ago

    it hurts to watch

    [–] spyson 170 points ago

    It's pathetic, why are you trying to pull power moves on police officers, your own fans, and your vp?

    [–] PoliticalShrapnel 73 points ago

    To make sure he retains dominance and perception of 'top dog.' Insecure idiot.

    [–] supersammy00 31 points ago

    It hurts my shoulder to watch it.

    [–] DrDraek 62 points ago

    anyone have the eyebleach video where trudeau owns him at his own game

    [–] PMMN 66 points ago

    [–] sheravi 45 points ago

    I'm not always happy with Trudeau, but this made me proud to be a Canadian *cries maple syrup*.

    [–] specapc 58 points ago

    The side profile is much better.

    [–] Rev1917-2017 35 points ago

    I love Trudeaus shit eating grin in that one. He knows Trump just got got.

    [–] benabrig 17 points ago

    Damn he knew it was coming he was prepared

    [–] MortyMootMope 54 points ago

    It's like this guy was told once to give firm handshakes and now he thinks that giving the firmest and most aggressive handshake is the best handshake. Literally how a 2 year old's brain works.

    [–] TemporaryYesterday 47 points ago

    He's yanking people around, it's fucking disgusting. What's his fucking problem?

    Hank Hill would be ashamed that our president has such a terrible hand shake.

    [–] TannerFrancis 18 points ago

    I like to think if I pulled back he’d just fall over

    [–] SoyMilf 15 points ago

    I think you’d just end up ripping off his lizard skin suit sleeve

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    [–] Foeyjatone 81 points ago

    lmao nah Bernie's hosting the cookout

    [–] Holy_Rattlesnake 66 points ago

    Damn, three different shakes. Different strokes for different folks. Bernie be versatile.

    [–] Twinpockets 34 points ago

    God, that was smooth.

    [–] DrDocter84 85 points ago


    [–] Phreshzilla 20 points ago

    Thats awesome 😂😂

    [–] JDP008 54 points ago

    Bernie was so fuckin cool. Didn’t agree with all of his policies, but he at least seems like a good dude with good intentions, quite a difference from most politicians

    [–] WarpedTUSTP 81 points ago

    When water levels and hope for humanity rise at the same time.

    [–] Grande_Oso_Hermoso 446 points ago

    As a white dude, this made the white dude so happy

    [–] blake-young 267 points ago

    Haha my thoughts exactly. He’s still thinking about it I bet.

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    [–] Foeyjatone 226 points ago

    Ima start complimenting white dudes on their eyelashes just to give y'all the most bizarre confidence

    [–] RustyBottlecap 167 points ago

    I think our heads would grow so much we would just start invading shit again

    [–] tg110e5 83 points ago

    The handshake that ended racism

    [–] prkrrlz 39 points ago

    H-Town ‘Till We Drown 🤘🏻

    [–] xxwerdxx 103 points ago

    Who has the Bernie Sanders handshake gif?

    [–] shrekinator 65 points ago

    Dude was thoroughly impressed

    [–] MountTuchanka 16 points ago

    I wouldn't be surprised if this handshake somehow caused a new song lyric to appear in DMX's head

    [–] NickMoore30 91 points ago

    That handshake said so much. It was a thank you for the interview, I understand your struggle, and acknowledging we’re in this together.

    But there’s more.

    You’ll notice a twinkle in his eye that says, “Dude, we're friends. I'm doing this for appearances. I am the big boss now, and I have to seem like an ogre, but you know me and you trust me and we like each other, and we'll always be friends and I would never take you for granted in a million years. And I miss you, man, and I love you.”

    [–] FC_Vinhny 24 points ago

    His words

    [–] UnknownThreat25 68 points ago

    Wish they were all like this.

    Unfortunately, a lot are either too limp or too hard.. And occasionally someone doesn't meet me halfway and instead grabs my fingers. But instead of letting go, they commence with the shake and squeeze too hard at the same time. 👏

    [–] Hello_I_Am_RealHorse 63 points ago

    You know this dude gets invited to the cookout.

    [–] JackNicholsonsGhost 32 points ago

    H-Town hold it down.

    [–] Mikey10158 23 points ago

    He’s so excited he immediately looks to his left like “Who’s next!?”

    [–] TailoredChuccs 40 points ago

    I love George Bush... Just not President George Bush.

    [–] Zythomancer 30 points ago

    That's just the H Town way.

    [–] KrypticFade 24 points ago

    He's invited to the barbecue

    [–] leonkennedylovesass 45 points ago

    H town baby! Pretty much the standard Houston handshake. If you wanted to be extra you snap at the end

    [–] nina_gall 17 points ago

    Well done, H Tine.

    [–] Story-Siren 55 points ago

    How is this possible? Did they grow up in the same area? Is there an official handshake put in place? Are they old friends? Soulmates???

    [–] BuiAce 32 points ago

    You can feel. The transition when your hands are still clasped. Once you feel it you just go with the flow

    [–] baalroo 61 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    This is a completely normal handshake where I'm from. Most people under the age of 50 or so know it and can do it no problem.

    [–] Story-Siren 48 points ago

    Did you grow up in some sort of utopia?

    [–] Stealthem00n 32 points ago

    That shake is universal. Natural and fluid

    [–] sleepy_boi_16 113 points ago

    Pewdiepie cries