SHOE ATTACK AND INTERNET GAME

The recent shoe attack on US President George W. Bush, has sparked an outbreak of internet games but the most popular is one that gives users 30 seconds to hit Bush with a brown shoe as many times as possible.

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The recent shoe attack on US President George W. Bush, has sparked an outbreak of internet games but the most popular is one that gives users 30 seconds to hit Bush with a brown shoe as many times as possible. The game uses a camera grab from the press conference where the incident occurred in Baghdad and players can move the arm of the now infamous shoe thrower television reporter Muntazer Al-Zaidi. Like in real-life, in the popular game too, Bush ducks deftly while a tally is kept on the side of the screen. On-target shots are met with a puff of red above the president’s head and a thumping noise demonstrates a hit has been made. Users online have remarked their glee at being able to toss a shoe at Bush. One user found the “the thwacking noise on impact is so satisfying.” The game appears on the site www.sockandawe.com – a pun on “shock and awe”, the term used by US military officials to describe the initial air assault on Baghdad in 2003.