He was once American President, now he’s a suited jungle DJ…
A Xmas festive edition GIF based on an infamous incident that occurred in Baghdad on the 14th December, 2008. Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both of his shoes at then-United States President George W. Bush, a grave insult in the Arab world. Bush was attending a press conference with Iraqi government officials at the time. Al-Zaidi was recorded as castigating the president of the US as a war criminal. The former president dodged the flight of both shoes, which narrowly missed then Iraqi PM, Nouri al-Maliki who was in attendance. The scene, caught on international TV, became a rich source of inspiration for many memes in the days after.
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A promotional GIF banner from the Tasnim News Agency of Iran, showcasing their coverage of that nation’s presidential elections next week. The GIF features the Iranian national flag fluttering in the wind, and a ticker tape featuring the agency’s URL. I stumbled across this work of art while collecting articles for tweeting in one of my roles as a social media manager.
Credit: Tasnim News Agency
A GIF celebrating former US president Barack Obama’s arrival at the White House in 2009. Someone managed to cleverly attach Obama’s face to the body of Will Smith in the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Possibly those not happy with America’s current choice of president might look at this GIF a tad nostalgically.