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What is this? What are these crazy people doing ... bumping fists?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by imjustagirl, Jun 5, 2008.

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  1. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    The NATIONAL news did a piece on the fist-bump, pound, "closed-fist high five," whatever you want to call it between Barack and Michelle Obama.

    It's just weird to me. I just picture a bunch of old white people saying "What is this thing those people are doing? They can't just hug?"

    Am I reading too much into it? And I do apologize in advance for the d_b calls that will likely follow this. There were too many political threads for me to read every page of every one. Have fun, Moddy.


    Also, I love the fact that's the story and not the ass-slap that immediately followed it.
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Awesome. Just awesome. :D

    A kick-ass president and a kick-ass first lady. I love it.
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I think it has something to do with gangs.
  4. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    I saw something about that on tnr.com, talking about what a tough time the mainstream media had in describing it. For the record, it's called Daps. Not sure why:


    “Taking a fist-pound from wife Michelle, Obama stepped to the podium Tuesday”—MTV.com

    “Michelle Obama (L) gives her husband, Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Barack Obama, a knuckle-bump as a sign of support before he speaks to supporters.”—Monsters and Critics

    “At 09:09:27 Central Time, Michelle Obama gave Barack Obama a pound in St. Paul, Minnesota.”—Lola New York

    “I never realized how romantic and respectful and mutually appreciative and loving a frat-tastic fist bump could be. Could it be the new peck-on-the-cheek?”—The Frisky

    "... Obama, who was joined on stage by his wife Michelle, with whom he shared a celebratory fist-bump.”—Reuters

    “Obama, began with a loving fist to fist thumbs up with Michelle.”—Capitol Hill Blue

    "Loving fist to fist thumbs up?" Oh, we have a ways to go.
  5. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    No problem here, and I'm white and semi-old. Actually seems kinda cool to me.

    Of course, my wife and I did a little forearm bash as we finished walking down the aisle in the back of the church at the end of our marriage ceremony, so I may be a bit biased here.
  6. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    I bask in the glory of multiple fist pounds each day. We call 'em daps.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Ha! Grimace, I told my friend I called it dap or daps and he said that was seriously old-school.

    To him, a pound was going down with it, one on top of the other, while a fist-bump was what the Obamas did.
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    What's the big deal with it?
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

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  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    What are you the 1988 Oakland A's? :D
  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Stand by your man indeed. Bet Bill won't get one of these anytime soon from Hillary.
  12. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    Along with his Jay-Z brush off reference, it means he's cool.

    Somehow I can't see McCain giving Cindy daps without breaking a hip.
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