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MENA: Shoe Throwing Games

Jazarah.net posts links to recent cartoons and online games in reference to the President Bush shoe throwing incident.

4 comments

  • Dennis

    He was egged in and shoed out. (Immediately after being sworn in for his first term as president, George W Bush got into his limousine for the inaugural parade from the Capitol to the White House. This is traditionally a triumphant event, complete with cheering crowds. Some presidents even walk the route, since it is not that great a distance. But in January of 2001, the sidewalks of Pennsylvania Avenue were lined with 20,000 protesters who were angry with the outcome of the election. Even from within his speeding limo, Bush doubtlessly heard people screaming at him and saw the obscene gestures made… and he could not have failed to notice that at least one person hit his vehicle with a well-thrown egg)

  • Arabs Asked to Release More Anger at Bush
    This Time In “Cyberspace”

    December 17, 2008 – Tripoli, Lebanon

    NEW Web Site to Whack Bush designed to help Arabs experience what Al-Muntazar Al-Zeidi really felt by throwing the shoe at Bush.

    It is professionally designed and includes Arab and English Vocal-Shouts as well. User can select the shoe of choice to whack at Bush including the appropriate-for-the-holidays Santa Clause’s Boots. The default selection is a Texan Shoe, the type of shoe Bush probably understands best, it also inflicts maximum damage.

    The site is dubbed to be the Official Site to Yell at and Whack G.W.Bush with a Shoe: http://www.ShoeBushWorldwide.com

    “This is not just a game” explains the site creator TEN24x.com who developed it in just 8 hours, “it is intended to help more angry Arabs release their anger at bush thru Cyberspace”. The creators attempted to create a very formal and serious set-up to the game to mimic the usual formality during a “presidential” press conference, where a “reporter” throws the shoe at the President. After being hit and bruised 3 times, on the fourth hit, Bush ducks and pulls out his white underwear as a sign of surrender.

    PWEMA.com will track Participants, Whacks, Favorite Shoes and Favorite Yells. The Stats will also later display participating countries. The creators encourage Arabs and all foreign supporters to practice their Freedom of Expression by visiting the site and taking a Cyber Whack at Bush.

    In a fun sequel, Ten24x intends to add new features such as Select the US Official you wish to Whack, and In case reporters are asked in the future to take off their shoes in Presidential Press Conferences, they plan to Increase the list of objects to throw at bush to include Cell Phones, Cameras, Tape Recorders, Pens, Lipstick, Wallets and just about anything else allowed by a reporter inside a Press Conference, additional multi-lingual shouts will also be supported.

  • GiGi

    Just think about it. If Pres. Bush had not freed, ie “liberated” the Iraqi people, the shoe thrower would not have had an opportunity to throw a shoe at anyone.

    And if by chance he did, he surely would have been beaten and executed by Sadam and Sons.

  • GiGi

    All during the Jewish Hannukah, Hamas was loping bombs over into Israel. Now that Israel is returning the favor, we see demonstrations the world over, screaming how wrong Israel is. I’m not Jewish, I’m not Muslim, I just know that peace in that part of the world is only attainable when the Palestinian people stop letting terrorist organizations live and hide among them. Yes, Hamas gives them a form of welfare, social services, etc, but the price they ultimately pay is their own blood, and death for their children. When working together could be a peaceful blessing for both sides, only if someone had a mind to tell the instigating parties to leave and go home, guns and all.

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