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More Shoe-throwing

Posted by Laurence on February 17, 2009

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Well, in case you missed it, the Chinese PM, Wen Jiabao, had a shoe thrown at him while he was giving a speech at Cambridge University. AP has some, er “footage”  (sorry) here , but the one below is more dramatic. The protestor, blows a whistle, says something like “Stand up and protest and get out of here”, and then on his way out seems to throw a shoe.   Prime Minster Jiabao says (in Chinese) “We will not allow this to get in the way of our friendship with the UK” or words to that effect.

Anyway, I was chatting to C-Dawg about this. We both found time in our busy schedules to G-talk.

2:29 PM
me: ja so that was valentines

2:30 PM
not great

2:31 PM
the chinese pm had a shoe thrown at him

C-DAWG: like people are getting carried away with this shoe thing

2:33PM
me: and the guy who threw the shoe – like at the back of the auditorium. he couldn’t get there earlier? that was his planning – i mean, i don’t believe it was a spur of the moment shoe throw

he had to have been thinking about it before he went

C-DAWG: hmm

2:34 PM
do u take an extra show for the walk home?

*shoe*

me: i would think so. But from the point of view of legal strategy, maybe no – because then it is a “premeditated” assault. You want to make it look like you just became enraged and undid your laces and threw the shoe.

C-DAWG: prob good idea to wear loafers then

2:36 PM
me: yeah. first we have the shoe-bomber, then the bush thing and now this. i foresee a world without shoes.

2:37 PM
you see the stormers game?

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2:39 PM
me: ok, i got homework.

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