On Gifville, we’ve seen a Christmas and sports themed version of this GIF of a journalist in Iraq throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush. Now here is the real deal, as is.
See also VCG posts #282 and 283.
GIF: Bush_dodges_shoes DATE: 22/12/2008
Credits: Associated Press via Ratedesi Forums
It’s Groundhog Day in Gifville and brave Iraqi reporter Muntadhar al-Zaidi is back hurling more objects at former US president George W. Bush. This time he tosses a volleyball.
Also see VCG post #282
GIF: gwbvolleyball DATE: 20/12/2008
Credits: CBS via Ratedesi Forums
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.
GIF: santa DATE: 20/12/2008
Credit: CBS via Ratedesi Forums
Then fresh out of the box US President Barack Obama entertains the crowd with a delightful bit of shoulder dusting.
GIF: barack obama dusting shoulders DATE: 17/05/2008
Credits: Ratedesi Forums