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Exploding fist bump...

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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Moments before taking the podium and giving his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama did something that sparked an Internet meme: He fist-bumped Sen. Mark Kirk.

Kirk, a 53-year-old Republican lawmaker from Illinois, recently returned to the Hill after suffering a stroke in 2012. He greeted the president's gesture with a smile and a hug.

Although the exchange was not shown on live TV, Gawker picked up the image from a pool feed and turned it into an animated .gif titled the "Exploding Bipartisan Fist Bump."

The heart-warming moment then went viral.

LINK to video

by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Was that the State of the Union, or a scene from Animal House?

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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 That made me smile.  :-)

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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 Well Ted Nugent was there right? He was probably the only animal there

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

Was that the State of the Union, or a scene from Animal House?

 

Citygirlk
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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Lol.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

 it was a bi-partisan fist bump...

Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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JustCJ
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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Haha that's cute.

autodidact
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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psst, your HATE is showing. 

Quoting Billiejeens:

Was that the State of the Union, or a scene from Animal House?






nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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I love it!

bluerooffarm
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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 Aww, that's sweet!

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