Monday, December 15, 2008

Don't Let the Mic Stand Hit You on Your Way Out

In Iraq, to throw a shoe at someone is a grave insult. After all, shoes spend all their time touching the ground, and are therefore inherently dirty. Before Saddam's statue was toppled, shoes rained down on it. So although an Iraqi reporter tossing not one but both his shoes at Bush seems comical to us, it's a serious act in that culture. The incident perhaps also says something about "security" and the "security pact" Bush was there to applaud, but that's another topic altogether.

Anita Bryant got a pie in the face. That was an insult in that it pointed towards Bryant as a comedic figure, vaudevillian, a joke. Were I to attend a Bush press conference I'd definitely want to throw something at him. I'm not sure a pie in the face is serious enough an insult to say it all, though. I've spent the morning trying to figure out what I would chuck at him. A burning copy of the Bill of Rights, maybe. My question is: what would you throw?

6 comments:

Necla said...

Nice blog

War Of The Fire ©

J. SPIKE ROGAN said...

I'd toss those files about Al-Queda read to attack in US, along with the actuall intelligence for Iraq.

tunsie said...

I want an apple pie in my face.that is my favorite.i luv u girlfriend tunsie.tunsie.tunsie

Bernie O'Hare said...

El, It's wonderful to have your voice in the blogosphere.

Anonymous said...

A dead fish - slimy, just like so many in politics.

I'm not a fan of Obama's either. I have a very low opinion of all politicians, regardless of party affiliation.

The Banker

Chris Casey said...

Always good to see an intelligent, witty writer in the Blogosphere.