Shoe and Tell

When that guy threw a shoe at Bush, whatever your politics, you had to give him points for originality. Like anything, though, the more times you copy it, the more it fades. A guy threw a shoe at the Chinese premier (shoe pictured above) in England, and it was a little "Okaay, I guess that’s cool." At least he picked a worthwhile target. But now it’s just getting ridiculous. In Holland–which, if we understand correctly, is a territory in the Netherlands populated by the Dutch–a protestor hurled his clog at a reserve officer in the IDF who, while on a visit to his mother, gave a speech at the local Jewish community center. What’s next? Will suburban protestors toss their Crocs at Sunday school Hebrew teachers? We definitely think this trend has passed its prime. Can we go back to throwing pies?

What do you think?

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The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

3 Responses

  1. nisht_gefilte

    freakin retarded. what losers.
    you think these dudes plan ahead and bring an extra pair of shoes with them? or is it just an uncontrollable moment of rage that spurs this shoe hurling?
    do they all hobble along home with only one shoe on?

  2. jewdar

    I’m sure they throw the shoes they are wearing, and then complain that their rights are being violated if the shoes aren’t returned.


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