Date: 2017-02-14 01:49 am (UTC)
malovich: (Default)
From: [personal profile] malovich
Yes, but did you see the video? XD

Date: 2017-02-14 02:08 am (UTC)
dewline: (quiet jokes)
From: [personal profile] dewline
Some of us have indeed seen the video...

Date: 2017-02-13 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
First the Japanese PM, now Trudeau--- by Christmas someone will be able to do a coffee table book full of all the disgust that world leaders feel on having to shake This Idiot's hand.

Date: 2017-02-13 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Just wait until the tentacle aliens from Vornak 6 show up. "Jeez, I had to shake his manipulator, it's some Earth custom. It was so awful!"

Date: 2017-02-13 08:39 pm (UTC)
seawasp: (Poisonous&Venomous)
From: [personal profile] seawasp
Is there supposed to be a link there or something?

Date: 2017-02-13 08:39 pm (UTC)
seawasp: (Poisonous&Venomous)
From: [personal profile] seawasp
Aaaaaannd now after I comment, it's suddenly showing an image that wasn't there before.

Date: 2017-02-15 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This has happened to me also.

Date: 2017-02-13 08:58 pm (UTC)
jwgh: (accordion santa)
From: [personal profile] jwgh
Trump has this thing he likes to do where he shakes someone's hand and then jerks them toward him unexpectedly.

This video makes me think that Trudeau is aware of this move and came prepared:

Date: 2017-02-13 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's the handshake of a former bouncer!

Date: 2017-02-13 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm reasonably sure PMJT was briefed on that... and, after all, Trudeau does on occasion do a little boxing.

-- Steve's wondering if experience with "Rope-a-Dope" will come in handy when dealing with external affairs.

Date: 2017-02-14 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seth ellis (from
Lord, Abe's post-handshake expression. Though it's really just of a piece with his expression as random Mar A Lago members were taking his photo while he and Trump were figuring out whether or not to start a nuclear war in Asia.

Date: 2017-02-14 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love the conclusion: "Unfortunately, this probably means Ottawa is getting nuked."

a previous encounter

Date: 2017-02-13 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Edited Date: 2017-02-13 10:22 pm (UTC)

Re: a previous encounter

Date: 2017-02-14 03:14 pm (UTC)
ext_1225: Jon Stewart in a pink dress (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Can't see it? Or is it just me?

Re: a previous encounter

Date: 2017-02-14 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's hotlinked from Twitter without the entire tweet embedded, which means it often won't load properly. It's this image:

 photo C4krd4_W8AAocoE_zpsvyh5x2eg.jpg

Date: 2017-02-14 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Perhaps someone should let themselves be yanked off their feet and go down screaming.

Date: 2017-02-14 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bruce munro (from
Or come equipped with a fake hand that pops off when tugged?

Date: 2017-02-14 01:12 am (UTC)
ext_6418: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
... it's stunning how much I would theoretically pay to help make this happen.

Date: 2017-02-14 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Getting such a thing past his security people would probably be tricky, alas.

ETA: Hm. I wonder if he'll manage to absorb basic protocol rules such as "do not yank hard on the arm of the 90-year-old queen of the U.K."?
Edited Date: 2017-02-14 07:50 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-02-14 06:18 pm (UTC)
ext_6418: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I don't think he does the alpha male hand jive with women. I assume he'll just gr... [giant hook emerges from offstage and yanks Your Correspondent into the wings]

Date: 2017-02-14 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2017-02-14 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wouldnt touch his hands either, we know where they have been (now where did I put that gallon of hand sanitizer?)

Date: 2017-02-14 03:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-02-14 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I saw a trio of reactions that were just perfect.

Person #1: "I hope Justin Trudeau washed his hands after touching trump"
Person #2: "We need to quarantine him at the Ottawa airport, strip him down and give him a thorough scrubbing."

Date: 2017-02-14 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
nr 2... he could be infested with Trump Cooties! The entire country is at risk!

Date: 2017-02-14 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
JT - 'Yep, that hand really is freakishly small.'

Date: 2017-02-20 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In the Daily Telegraph's account of the meeting (, they quoted one Twitter user who wrote, "Trudeau resisting Trump's weird handshake is the biggest display of dominance in the history of Canada".

I guess the user was not familiar with the Shawinigan Handshake:



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