Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

December 16, 2008 -

boingboing reports that the Net is rapidly spawning animated GIF parodies of the now-infamous Presidential shoe tossing incident.

Among those posted at the site are several with game themes, including World of Warcraft (left), Pokemon, and what appears to be Mortal Kombat.

The detail in the WoW parody is impressive. Bush is depicted as an elite boss. Shoe-tossing journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi is depicted as the player.Iraqi President Maliki is tagged as AFK.

The animation features authenthic WoW-like combat results as well. Bush is credited with a Dodge for ducking the shoes and al-Zaidi suffers a <Knockdown> when he is tackled.

There are also parody animations based on The Matrix, Monty Python and the Three Stooges.


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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

I heard Bush dodged like a pro. I swear I saw a Matrix parody of Neo throwing a shoe at Bush and Dubya doing an Agent Smith, dodging like that. I only know the S.S. was AFK because they let the guy throw a second shoe before dropping the guy.

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

I think this is the issue which have to solve so fast.

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

Our right to bear arms has not been an indication that we have the right to shoot and kill our own government. While we are certainly the type to consider it, it is still an option that must be thought about very carefully rather than just suddenly going on a "spree".

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

 A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Keep in mind that militia are civilians drafted as temporary soldiers.  You know what that does?  That ensures the civilian body is capable of defending itself against soldiers.  We no longer draft civilians into temporary service but rely on an all volunteer standing army that answers to the president.  Does that ring an alarm...  It should...  The 2nd Amendment at its core is that an armed populace can defend its freedom from aggressors coming from out side its borders (any standing army can do this).  BUT the people can also maintain their free state by being able to fight a government that is trying to oppress its own people.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

 Bush (the president) is really just a symptom of our society.  We elected an Alpha and when he did alpha things we got upset.  For all the supposed hate, Worldwide and in the US, there has been no serious action to remove him, good beta behavior, obedience to the alphas.  We are content just to sit with our thumbs up our collective ass and let him run amok.  Talk, talk, talk.  Europe is so pussy whipped they couldn't imagine using force to remove him let alone muster up enough troops to do the job.  The US, we're starting to turn into Europe (ugh), if the 20% approval ratings are accurate.  I mean he did get elected twice, contrary to what any Gore-ophile would say otherwise he wouldn't be in the White House.  We'd rather just sit around and bitch like a gossipy gaggle of school girls instead of taking action.  We, the people hired the president.  If the president doesn't perform to our standards, We, the people, can fire him (its called rebellion for you slow folks).  However, its more fun to sit around and watch animated gifs and whine rather than stand up and act for what you think is right. 

Fuck all you crybabies.  Shit or get off the pot. 

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

If the president doesn't perform to our standards, We, the people, can fire him (its called rebellion for you slow folks).

Actually it's called voting him out of office the next election. Alternatively, if the election is a few years off, we pressure Congress to bypass him as much as possible. Rebellions are something that unstable third world countries that haven't quite grasped the concept of peaceful transfers of power do.

-Gray17

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

 Not being re-elected is not the same as being fired.  Being the president is a temp job, there is a definite end date with a possible extension, but overall not to exceed 8 years.  Completing the full term of your job is not being fired.  

There is impeachment, but that doesn't work. We've had 3 presidents that have had the impeachment process started, 2 went to trial, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, (Nixon resigned before hand).  None have been removed from office. We operate on a party system, where the perpetuation of the party and retention of party power come before the duty and responsibility to serve the people.  Impeachment could work if there wasn't the extraneous party system didn't exist because now elected officials are beholden to a party (with leadership separate from our government) that provided them the financial backing and the loyal party voting base that comes with said party.  Maintaining a unified party front will probably always prevent a conviction in an impeachment trial.  To even have a shot at a conviction (2/3 majority vote), there would have to be a supermajority in the Senate of a different party than the president to ensure enough loyal party hounds. 

That leaves we, the people, no option but to take arms against the leadership of our country if we want to fire a president.  Rebellion is not just privy to the 3rd world.  When enough people have grievances that are ignored by the government the seeds for rebellion have taken root (I know history isn't stressed in school otherwise you might know this).  Its just more prevalent in the 3rd world because they pacify their citizens with the illusion of choice like the 2 party system does.

 

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

Though sometimes such peaceful transitions of power may not be possible. In which case we have our second amendment to help us out.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

 The guy should have leveled up so more so he wouldn't miss... he also should have upgraded his equipment to "Steel toed boot"... good thing for Bush that this was his last visit; Someone probably would have organized a raid for his next visit. 

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Honestly the .gif on the main page is annoying the shit out of me. Sure it was cool the first couple of times I saw it, but I normaly check the site 3-4 times a day, when I go through my rounds of checking email and forums. PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

I love the internet when it does stuff like this.

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

Somebody really needs to make a combo gif with a headbutting Zinedine Zidane being thrown at Bush.

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

There's more Coming from one site

 

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/332521/afb72b85/bush_schoen_gif_galore.html

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

As of now he has broken ribs and a broken arm. Any guess when he's going to disappear?

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

OMG this is the funniest one ever!!!

 

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

I'd be horrified to imagine what would've happened if the shoe was thrown at Saddam.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

As of now he has broken ribs and a broken arm. Any guess when he's going to disappear?

 

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

ugh, this could wind up being a bad start for the new iraqi government... Thousands are calling the guy a hero and if the Iraq government handles this badly which they so far seem to be doing, they could upgrade him to martyr status... the best way to have handled this probably would have been to just let the guy off the hook; considering the meaning being the "shoe throw" what he did was more of an "insult" than an "assault"... it's three fold; it sends the message that the people have more freedom of opinion with the new government, it says that the government is effective and fair in how it rules, and it helps gives the idea that the new iraqi government isn't just an American lap dog... 

[edit] ok, so now i'm hearing that it actually is illegal to insult a foreign leader in iraq... penalty can be anywhere from a small fine to 2 years... sounds pretty stupid if you ask me, people should have more freedom than that; not to mention charging him harshly for this is just gonna result in stirring up lots of negative feelings and more trouble than it's worth.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

I'll take your bet, I bet he doesn't disappear at all :P  I'm guessing the iraqi guards that took him away kicked his ass cause they know they're gonna look like asses now.

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machine guns come to mind.

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

Didn't know he was a shaman. And apprently Iraq and Thousand Needles have a lot in common.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

The shoe tossing incident is becoming an internet Meme

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

*Rolls eyes*

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

Quick, cast an intelligence buff on Bush! What do you mean it isn't working?

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

Since when can you buff an NPC boss? O.o

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

i think the AFK tag was pretty appropriate, he didn't even react at first.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

The secret service must have been AFK too. You'd think they would have at least blocked the second shoe XD

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

Nah, the reporter was just out of their aggro range.

 

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WIN! ROFL

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now that is good use of a gif file :P

The guy throwing the shoe is horde, nice touch :P

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

I knew the second I saw the original .gif it was going to hit meme status in a very short time.  Now if only we could get a Canadian version for Harper.

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

 Except Harper is not a complete tool like Bush. The US method of choosing a leader is completely inbred; Bush was nominated because he is a member of one of the US's "royal" families.

 Harper had to politick his way into his position.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

Yeah, but now that he's in that position, he wants to pass legislation to limit the rights of women and union workers while installing a DCMA-style anti-consumer system for our media, going so far as to stall parliament rather than face a confidence vote that would undoubtedly have seen a coalition take power due to the recentness of the last election.  So no, not a complete tool, but still someone I wouldn't mind seeing with an Adidas imprint on his forehead.

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

"Yeah, but now that he's in that position"

 Let me fix something for you; democratically elected position. Okay, carry on.

"he wants to pass legislation to limit the rights of women and union workers"

 Liberal fear mongering, nothing more. He has never tabled a bill nor suggested he would table a bill to this end.

"while installing a DCMA-style anti-consumer system for our media"

 The major media players are trying to force it forward, he is by no means the champion of this bill. Moreover, its still up in the air. Save your complaining until things are written in stone. 

"going so far as to stall parliament rather than face a confidence vote that would undoubtedly have seen a coalition take power due to the recentness of the last election."

 So you advocate the equivalent of a coup d'etat less than a month after the election? You know what this looks like to everyone, including many liberals? A power grab. They did not outline specifically how they would do better than the democratically elected leader with this coalition. Indeed, all they succeeded in doing was say, "Hai guys, we got more votes if all throw them into a big pile, lets run Canada". Quite frankly, the leaders of the coalition should be thankful that Canada is such a peaceful nation, traitors to the Crown are usually hung by the neck or tied to a post and shot.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

The US method of choosing a leader is completely inbred; Bush was nominated because he is a member of one of the US's "royal" families.

Funny. I'd swear that whatever other faults they may have, Obama and McCain aren't members of one of the US's "royal" families. They had to politick their way into their nominations. Obama even had to out politick one of the "royals" to get in.

-Gray17

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

You could make a case for McCain being a royal. He is a son of an admiral who's also a son of an admiral and he married into a fortune. Granted, neither his wife or his father was a politician, but in America the step from military or rich person to politician isn't that big.

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 Which is why I'm glad Obama won; he is a complete disconnect from all that asshatery. As for Military to Political jumps, think Eisenhower.

Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

But to counter this arguement he comes from Chicago politics which frankly has a lot of us Illinois people worried.

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Re: Iraqi Shoe Toss Inspires Multiple Game-themed Parodies

 Can't be any more concerning than Texan politics, atleast you try and talk to each other before you start shooting.

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Glad to see you're here to spout idiotic stereotypes about the US again.  Anything else?  Maybe some Chinese stereotypes while you're at it?

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Herro prease!

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Texas politics are still worrying.

See: Cynthia Dunbar

 

 
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