Fandango’s Friday Flashback — May 31

Time for something new…for me, anyway. Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year. I’ve had this blog for two years, so I have only 2017 and 2018 to draw from.

If you’d like to reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year, please write a comment with a link to that post. If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 31st) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

Be sure to tag your post #FFF.


I originally posted this one on May 31, 2017 and it was the first time that I responded to one of Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompts.

handshake

“Each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening.”

Philip Rucker, a reporter for the Washington Post, was in the room for the now somewhat infamous handshake between French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump at last week’s NATO meeting in Brussels. The sentence at the top of this post is how Rucker described that handshake.

I suppose it could have been worse. Instead of competing with an intense handshake, these two world leaders could have had an actual pissing contest!

3 thoughts on “Fandango’s Friday Flashback — May 31

  1. Marleen June 1, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    I was going to say Macron was fun for some of us Amercans, while it lasted. There, I put those words up anyway. I then thought I’d better check and see if he’s still in office (he is); I know there was sort of an upset election about a week ago [but not for his seat].

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-05-27/the-european-elections-show-macron-s-biggest-problem-isn-t-le-pen
    Polarization Wins in Macron’s France

    Emmanuel Macron’s movement is safe for now, but the European Parliament elections show challengers waiting in the wings.

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