Monday, December 15, 2008

A Shoe is Raised in Protest

Throwing shoes in protest is perhaps the most brilliant strategy I've seen by any person or group. Imagine how it would change the face of activism:
  • Green Peace could zoom up to super tankers and throw birkenstocks
  • Bombers could be filled with army boots instead of bombs
  • Road ragers could throw old tennis shoes or last year's Jimmy Choos

My favorite quotes from the MSNBC article []: "He was being ... interrogated about whether anybody paid him to throw his shoes at Bush" [like who, a thrifty terrorist who isn't quite sure about the whole suicide leading to nirvana doctrine?] "his shoes were being held as evidence" [evidence of what?] "Showing the sole of your shoe to someone in the Arab world is a sign of extreme disrespect, and throwing your shoes is even worse" [I'm pretty sure that could be applied to anyone in any country who has shoes thrown at them.] "The incident raised fears of a security lapse in the heavily guarded Green Zone where the press conference took place." [a security lapse of what, allowing people to wear their shoes?]


Anonymous said...

My holiday would have been much brighter if only he was clocked on the forehead. But watching the worst president in history duck a pair of shoes was reason enough to celebrate with 2 extra dry double martinis while singing 'Oh Canada'

tallulah said...

It totally made my day.