15
Dec
08

Iraqi journalist throws shoe; bush shocked and awed

Remember Mad Magazine?   It used to be a regular drain on my allowance, but I haven’t read it for decades.

I used to look forward every month to a page they used to call Things We’d Like to See.

Sometimes they came true.  Like what I saw this morning, courtesy of one of my favourite reads.

I’m still laughing.

As he hurled his footwear, the man yells at Bush: This is a good-bye kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog!

Sources in Baghdad say reporters took up a collection for the guy’s family after the press conference.


13 Responses to “Iraqi journalist throws shoe; bush shocked and awed”


  1. December 15, 2008 at 9:49 am

    This is quite a story. Do you think it will mean war with Iraq?

    I loved Mad Magazine! When I was in high school I had this dream of working for Mad Magazine some day. On the other hand I didn’t think I could be funny as consistently as I would have to be to stay on.

  2. December 15, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Pity it wasn’t something mor photo-oppy, like a cream pie or rotten tomato. Or a Barbra Streisand album.

    Mad Magazine. It turned me from a naive pre-teen to a 40 year-old misanthrope almost overnight.

    On a completely unrelated subject: I was rather hoping we could play duelling banjos with breast-themed verse over at Nursemyra’s, but you stopped playing.

    I wonder if myra is sincere about plugging the verse-pipe? Perhaps she found the imagery disturbing.

  3. December 15, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Another response to the Bush incident:

    “Throwing a shoe at the President? That sort of thing would never happen in the United States. We’d just shoot him.”

  4. December 15, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Notice the quick reaction Bush has? It’s all that practice ducking responsibility.

  5. 5 Jul
    December 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    It is noteworthy how unfazed Bush seems while having projectiles hurled at his head.

  6. 6 writechicpress
    December 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Bush had some mad dodgey skillz…didn’t know the old man had it in him except for his penchant in dodging Geneva Conventions and the U.S. Constitution. The BBC had a slow motion shot. Looked like Neo in the Matrix.

    And, I have to admire the restraint exercised by the shoe-throwing journo. Given what’s been done to Iraq, flying footwear is pretty tame…

  7. December 15, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Do you think this might become a running gag? I see people holding shoes aloft at his next public appearance, should he have one before January 20.

  8. December 16, 2008 at 12:47 am

    While it was funny, it was totally wasted on Bush, who was totally clueless (nothing new there, then!!) about how insulting the gesture was! As if the shoe-size had any relevance!

  9. 9 andeeroo
    December 16, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Consider the alternatives al-Zaidi passed up

    http://andeeroo.wordpress.com/?p=89&preview=true

  10. December 16, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Did you see the “enhanced” version over at raincoaster’s place? Mad Magazine! Spy vs. Spy! The Centerfold! (No, not that kind of centerfold.) I used to spend half my allowance on that thing.

  11. December 17, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I remember the centerfold! It was actually on the back page, wasn’t it? You’d fold over the cartoon and it would slim down to a different scene and a new message at the bottom.


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