There have been numerous creative endeavors that have come about out of the now infamous shoe-throwing incident; from animated videos to video games. But now you can represent and show your solidarity by holding up your shoe.
Yes, it’s true. There’s a website where you can submit a photo of yourself, holding your shoe of choice, in solidarity with al-Zaidi. The website is www.thankyouforthrowingyourshoe.com. It’s a pretty straightforward site. You can view thumbnails of submitted photos on the homepage and you can submit a photo yourself. More photos are definitely needed as there only seems to be about eight submissions so far. Come on people. Where my Arabs at?
Too bad al-Zaidi felt compelled to write a letter of apology to Nuri al-Maliki today regarding his actions. I wonder if this will dampen his supporters’ spirits. I certainly hope not. The outcome of this incident has garnered too much enjoyable, funny stuff to stop now.