On Shoe-Throwing

kast_sko is a Norwegian website dedicated to letting you throw a flash shoe at George W. Bush.

I gather some folks are thinking of organizing a real-life event to throw shoes onto the White House lawn. Arguably in bad taste, like the website, if it seems to somehow endorse the act of throwing shoes at people. I'm fine with shoes on lawns, but not for hard objects thrown at people.

But here's my question: If that shoes-on-the-White-House-lawn idea takes off, would that be the first major cultural import from Iraq since the war began?

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4 Responses to On Shoe-Throwing

  1. Emily says:

    My brothers used to play a game called “paperboy.” They’d yell “PAPERBOY” and throw rolled up newspapers at each other on the front lawn. There must have been some rules to this game, but I never figured them out.

    When the guy threw the shoes, this game was the first thing I thought of.

  2. Patrick (G) says:

    I won’t speak for the copycats, but I consider myself indebted to the reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush for his courageous act of disrespect.

    Physical assault though it might be, it would be rank hypocrisy to condemn the reporter while President Bush escapes punishment for his physical assault of Iraq itself.

  3. Adam says:

    Nope, the second. The first was Mohammed Saeed al sahaf http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/

  4. Albert says:

    I can’t believe this hasn’t happened yet. C’mon DC, someone throw a shoe on the White House Lawn, it’s the least we can do. Do I have to fly to DC to do this myself?

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