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Shake, Rattle, and Roll Out Your Firearms
May 28, 2017  | By Linda Donovan
 
The completion of President Trump’s first overseas tour created many discussions and controversies, but one question follows him wherever he goes, at home or abroad: What is with that handshake? It’s a multi-step gesture that includes a death-grip, a jerk toward him, and a sawing motion. The popular opinion is that the movement is an attempt at establishing dominance. On the other hand, maybe it’s harkening back to one of the theories of the root of the handshake – a way to knock any secret weapons loose from the sleeve of a suspected adversary. Watch this animated presentation of the Trump handshake, created by Sweden-based freelance CGI animator, Anders Ryttar, and maybe you can answer the question for yourself.Linda Donovan

 
 
 
 
 
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Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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