The creator of the Great Firewall of China was reportedly pelted with shoes and eggs during a visit to Wuhan University last week. Fang Binxing was hit by one of the Nike trainers flung by an anonymous protestor*, whose actions have been met with a groundswell of online support, The Guardian reports. Staff in the office of Fang …
Let he who is without access to a FaceBook account...
...cast the first shoe.
al-Zaidi: 3 year sentence, 9 months served
On a happy(ish) note, although he was tortured and sentenced to 3 years he was released after only 9 months for "good behaviour".
"That really hurt! I'm going to have a lump there you idiot. Who throws a show? Honestly! You fight like a woman." Austin Powers, 1997
This is China....
....so the thrower will be lucky if they are ever seen again.
Luckily for him/her they dont tend to execute the whole family, out to 2nd cousins, for such an attack any longer.
(Been reading "Wild Swans", a real eye opener! ).
Got to go, there is a cloud of Chinese built R/C choppers approaching!!!
Is it too much to hope that before the protester removed and threw the shoe he had stepped in, shall we say, used dog food?
Shoe on head
Sorry had to be said.
This should be in "Bootnotes". For obvious reasons.
Other possible headlines
One Step Closer to Democracy
Which Came First, the Nikes or the Eggs?
Just Shoe It
Also Comes with Choice of Rice or Noodles
Crouching Liar Hit By No One
Happy to note:
It appears shoe throwing is now part of the global culture.
Feng 'Shoei' at work
I think the protestor's message was clear
Shoo oh pesky firewall admin!
It's a bad day when you realise...
that you're slower to react than George W. Bush. His projectile dodging skills were surprisingly adept
China .. Nike Trainers
Bet it wasn't a genuine Nike
Must have been a worker from the Nike factory next door. Or maybe not, 8 years old kids wouldn't know what to protest about. Heck, they can barely stitch a Nike trainer in 18 seconds (22 without the whip).