Remember when Muntadhar al Zaedi threw his shoes at George W. Bush? We all do. But now it will live on and on for generations.
Apparently, a giant bronze sculpture of a shoe was erected in Tikrit (Saddam’s hometown) in honor of the shoe thrower. The AP has the story.
Update: I forgot to mention when I posted before, but I had my own experience with shoe throwing and public art. When I was in DC for the inauguration I was driving in the car with my friend Sarah and when we came to Dupont Circle, there was a huge inflatable effigy of George W. and everyone was throwing shoes at it. Sarah said to me, “You know, we’re only a few miles from the White House, right?” Weird.
But, as I said before, that’s what you get when you’re the most despised man in the world.