Posts Tagged ‘George Bush’

Everyone wants to throw a shoe at George Bush II

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

In my last post I comment on the infamous shoe throw at US President Bush. As I assumed, this attack already had an significant influence on pop culture. A lot of creative guys did their best to parody the incidence. Their are several videos to be seen on youtube. This is one of them:

What is more, their are some games, who put you in the position of the journalist. Can you be better than him and hit Bush? Bushgame by Krona is the original. Good luck.

throwing shoes and pies

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Two days ago, an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at George Bush. It isn’t a breaking news anymore, but still interesting. In my western eyes, it was a very funny way to protest. It had style. I mean, you can’t kill or even harmfully hurt someone with a flying shoe but the message is still clear.

The scene reminds me of the shoe toss’ western pendant: The cream pie toss. A classic. One of the most popular pie attack hit Bill Gates right in his face:

Unfortunately, for the journalist the show toss wasn’t ironic or funny at all. An Iraqi friend of mine told me, that throwing one’s shows at someone is the most humiliating gesture in the Arab world. However, a thousands of Arabs celebrated the event all over the world. The must have seen the humor in this action. And hey, suicide attacks aren’t funny either. To me it is a progress, when these kinds of “unfunny” humour (shoe tosses, not suicide attacks) break the news.

PS: As well noteworthy is the behaviour of Iraq’s prime minister Nuri al-Maliki. He pretends to try to catch the second shoe, knowing that he won’t (and may be don’t want) to stop it. But in that way, he can be sure of George Bush friendship.