Fore-and-Aft … The Shoe Sails!


Jeanne Kim recently summarized the antics of shoe-throwing replete with video re-plays.  (April 15, 2014 in GlobalPost).  You can watch these on the link below and enjoy the varied witty or not-so-witty repartees on the receiving ends.

To aid and abet your viewing of shoe launches, here is the list of twelve targets followed by an out-of-order list of twelve random details that Kim discovered.  When watching, try matching the sails.


  1.  Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  2.  Former US President George W. Bush
  3.  Former Chinese President Wen Jiabao
  4.  Israeli Ambassador to Sweden Benny Dagan
  5.  Former International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
  6.  Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  7.  Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard
  8.  Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
  9.  Former Chief Minister of Pakistan, Arbab Ghulam Rahim
  10.  Home Minister of India Palaniappan Chidambaram
  11.  Former US Ambassador Paul Bremer
  12.  President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-Jeou 


  1.    His police force bought him a shoe-catching net.
  2.    His assailant asked for her shoe back.
  3.    The shoe missed the target, bouncing off another person’s head.
  4.     It was more a shoe-slap, than a shoe-throw.
  5.    The target wondered aloud if it was a bat. (Perhaps, it was a Bata.)
  6.    Two shoes were thrown: one representing the dead and the other representing the     living.
  7.    The assailant was a lawyer.
  8.    The target acknowledged the shoe-throwing as a political privilege that his          government has won for that country.
  9.     A journalist unleashed his shoe because he felt he was being muzzled.
  10.    The target guessed that it was a size ten shoe as it whizzed by.
  11.     Middle East times three: the target, the assailant’s reasoning and the location.
  12.     The target ignored the shoe and the unassailable accusations flung with it.

Photo Source:;_ylt=AwrTcXZgqlpTtoQAaduJzbkF?p=Daily+News+Deja+Shoe&fr=mcafee&fr2=sb-top&ei=utf-8&n=60&x=wrt&y=Search 

Content Source and to view the shoe-throwing incidents:




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s