December 17, 2008
This thing is growing like Topsy, as should all great movements. Shoenomena – that’s what Pierre Vinodolac now has dubbed it in his YouTube video by the same name: https://au.youtube.com/watch?v=4WE0tV1pzC8
And it certainly is becoming that, and more, as it spreads across the Internet and around the world.
Just yesterday, I sent the following message to my personal joke list and to a couple of small subsets of the ConspiracyPenPal list:
Shoes to Bush…
Play the game: https://www.sockandawe.com/
Join the protest: (I don’t know who began this, but I think it is a great idea)
Please forward to all your lists and join the campaign.
Demand the release of the Iraqi journalist Muntazer Al-Zeidi and flood the White House with old shoes. Speaking Shoes to Power Campaign!
Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=39966318314&ref=nf
In solidarity with and in support of the brave Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zeidi, I am organizing a flood the White House with your Smelly Old Shoes campaign. From today until his last day in office, we should send Mr. Bush every smelly old shoe that we can find at home or in the street to express our true feelings to a “Job Well-Done!”
With his shoes, Muntazer al-Zeidi spoke for millions of people and he stands as a hero for speaking Shoes to Power.
Below is the address. Be sure to send it immediately:
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
We all can do with a little fun and Bush needs the mass humility. Join the Shoenomena today! Send our lame-duck President one of your old shoes – you know, the ones at the back of the hall closet that you never again will wear and keep meaning to throw out. The older, nastier and smellier, the better! You’re already going to the post office, after all, to mail those last-minute gifts. Send a little present to George, too.