It's dynamic, it's challenging, it's going to be the next worldwide-smash-hit-internet meme.
That's right. GRIPPING.
All the cool kids are doing it. Well, to be honest, it's just me at the moment. But my Dad thinks I'm cool - or at least, that's what he tells cab drivers.
There are three simple rules of GRIPPING.
1). You MUST grip with both hands. This sorts out the men grippers from the boy grippers. You can't just hold onto a lamp post and take a photo of yourself with your other hand. Oh no, sir, that would be TOO easy. You've got to grip in pairs - or preferably wrangle a stranger into taking your picture.
2) You MUST adopt an intense look of concentration as you grip.
3) You MUST grip inanimate objects - no people or animals (unless they're fake animals, like Banana the Bullock, pictured above). And don't bother trying to convince your Mum to take a photo of yourself mid personal grope. It's not just a little perverted; it's also against the rules.
Apart from that - the world is yours to grip.
Here are some shots of me gripping on the replica ship Endeavour, while it was berthed in Gladstone last weekend.
|Anchors away, grippers!|
|An appropriate tribute to Captain Cook.|
Now, good readers - I need you to join in! Let's see some photos over at Twitter - use the hashtag #gripping. Let's get this spreading faster than Arnold Schwarznegger's seed!