Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 282

 

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

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Santa embraces the future

 

Google’s robotics company Boston Robotics recently unveiled a set of very creepy looking robotic ‘reindeer’ designed to bring the future to the North Pole. The Spot robots can walk, climb and run and are extremely hardy. No need for bales of hay to be stashed under Santa’s grotto either.

Credits: GifBin via GifBin Facebook page, CNET