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Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode

Charley Noble 23 Dec 08 - 03:07 PM
katlaughing 23 Dec 08 - 03:11 PM
oldhippie 23 Dec 08 - 08:45 PM
olddude 23 Dec 08 - 09:51 PM
Genie 24 Dec 08 - 03:24 AM
Arnie 24 Dec 08 - 09:35 AM
Charley Noble 24 Dec 08 - 09:54 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode
From: Charley Noble
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 03:07 PM

I can't resist posting this poetic response to the now infamous shoe-throwing protest in Iraq:

ODE TO MUNTADHAR al-ZAIDI
(Tune: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear)
1st verse by Jeanne Norris
2nd and 3rd verses by Vicki Ryder

It came within a conference drear,
That glorious gesture bold...
From a hero bending near the floor
To silence lies being told.
            Peace on the earth ! A shoe for George
            From a throw with a glorious zing.
            The world in solemn stillness watched
            To see the second fling!

The first was for George, that lying dog,
Who shou-ld be pu-t in jail.
The second for all of the orphaned ones
Whose deaths we now bewail.
            We all give thanks to that brave young man,
            Muntadhar al-Zaidi's his name.
            He did what all of us longed to do...
            We just wish he had better aim!

Al-Zaidi spoke for all of us
With gesture that some have called rude,
But George had it coming, now don't you think?
For all of the people he's screwed.
            So thanks, al-Zaidi, for throwing your shoes,
            We're just sorry that Georgie ducked.
            We're grateful you threw both your shoes at George
            For all of the people he's.... [spoken] tortured and murdered and starved and lied to and jailed and bombed and....

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 03:11 PM

Well-done!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode
From: oldhippie
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 08:45 PM

The shoe in question, known as "Model 271", is in high demand, stores are selling out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode
From: olddude
Date: 23 Dec 08 - 09:51 PM

Only time I ever wished another human being had more that two legs!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode
From: Genie
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 03:24 AM

Wunnerful, Charley!

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode
From: Arnie
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 09:35 AM

The shoes were made in Turkey, and now they can't manufacture enough of them!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 09:54 AM

The worldwide demand for Turkish shoes, Model 271, reminds me of this old protest song from the 1930's:

So shoeless, shoeless are we!
Just as shoeless as shoeless can be!
We don't get nothin' for our wages,
So shoeless, shoeless are we!

I would think that the reporter Muntadhar al-Zaidi would be a shoe-in for this year's man of the year!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Shoe Throwing Ode
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Dec 08 - 09:57 AM

Katlaughing had the brilliant idea of assembling a tower of shoes in honor of baby bush's leaving office. Every city should have one in the center of downtown.I wonder if LLBean would be willing to part with the huge boot in front of their sport's store?


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