December 19, 2008 5:34 PM
Remind anyone of Monty Python's 'Life of Brian'?
This photo of Um Sa'aad, a sister of Iraqi shoe-tossing journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi, is just awesome on so many points. Remember how the flock in "Life of Brian" removed one shoe and followed him? That's basically most of the Mideast right now. And al-Zeidi's sis reminds me of the women at the stoning:
Well, come on, she's angry enough. She's about to chuck that shoe at the AP photographer. In other shoe-chucking news, some twerp in New York tried to pull off a sequel at an MTA board meeting, never mind that the shoe-sole insult doesn't exactly carry the weight here that it does in the Arab world.
In other shoe-thrower news, a Palestinian patriarch, Ahmad Salim Judeh (People's Front of Judeh?), has offered one of his daughters to bachelor al-Zeidi, dowry included. That's a great idea. It's not as if al-Zeidi has an anger-management problem or anything.