Monday, September 14, 2009

Who Throws a Shoe?

A short list of people who have famously thrown shoes:


Of course, Iraqi reporter Muntadhar al-Zaidi, known to most of the English-speaking world as That Guy Who Threw His Shoes At Bush.

Clara from The Nutcraker, in an effort to kill the Rat King, who in retrospect seems far too vulnerable to be an effective villain.


Random Task, the Odd Job parody from Austin Powers, whose show-throwing baffles the title character.


The Tick superheroine American Maid, because that’s how she rolls.


Imelda Marcos when angered, I’m guessing.

Saboteurs, in the literal sense, but only according to people perpetuating an apparent folk etymology.

3 comments:

  1. That guy who threw his shoes at Bush is my hero. I'd buy him dinner.

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  2. I believe horses have been known to throw their shoes, as well.

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  3. I blame Kim Cattrall for that folk etymology. She knew what she was doing.

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