Shrine Erected For Iraqi Shoe Thrower

January 30, 2009


Remember the reporter that bared his sole to President Bush during a news conference? Well now Muntadhir al-Zaidi's famous footwear is immortalized at an orphanage in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, in the form of a giant copper shoe.

Assisted by children at the home, sculptor Laith al-Amiri erected a brown replica of one of the shoes hurled at Bush and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki by journalist Muntadhir al-Zaidi during a press conference in Baghdad.

The shoe monument, made of fiberglass and coated with copper, consists of the shoe and a concrete base. The entire monument is 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) high. The shoe is 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) long and 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) wide.

Well now I want a big metal shoe. *removes flip-flop and throws at laptop* Take that, interweb godz! Haha, I know it was a sandal, but you think you could make my statue a boot? I want to drink out of it!

Monument to Bush shoe-throwing shines at Iraqi orphanage

Thanks to Yousri and Sshaitan. Sshaitan wrote a rap song about Geekologie, here it is:

Of all the websites in my head/
this one PWNS the interweb/
the links bout link, the bourbon drinks/
the depressing posts about what you think/
(on the low you need a shrink)
but all in all damn im a fan/
starwars, steampunk, watches from japan/
perverse jokes, portal guns/
the sites poppin off at number one/
this is freestyle, so call it free/
pimp daddy , mac daddy ... geek-ol-oh g!

Those beats were so fresh! Now where was your song, Yousri?

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