Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Farewell Kiss



Just when I think that life can't get anymore bizarre than it is, it does. It's Sunday night, and I had just finished writing a short story for my other blog, Escapades, called "The Waiter's Wife". I was trying to hurry up because I wanted to see the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants football game and I didn't want any interruptions. The TV was on but, I wasn't paying much attention to it yet... and then, they interrupt the broadcast with "Breaking News". I'm still just barely paying attention when I see President Bush at some press conference or meeting. Then, I heard a man in the audience yell, "This is a Farewell Kiss, you American Dog!!!" and he threw his shoe at President Bush!!!

I couldn't believe what I was seeing!!! The president has obviously spent sometime around the brothers... (maybe some of the cats on his Secret Service detail) because he weaved that first shoe just as cool as a cucumber... his suit didn't get a wrinkle. (Now, that's gangsta!) Then, if that wasn't enough, the same guy threw his other shoe at the president and screamed, "Die, American Dog!!!" The president bobbed, weaved, and ducked that shoe too. I almost expected him to look at the angry Iraqi and say, "What? What?" You know, get real gangsta with it... but, he's not that cool. That's something I would've done. I might've added, "Who's ya daddy now?" to top it off... but, that kind of bravado might have gotten him pelted with more shoes from more people. After all, he's not me... the Maverick of all Bloggers.

What amazed me is that this guy got two shoes off before the Secret Service (or whoever was in charge of the president's security) got the man to the ground. I'm so glad he wasn't shooting a gun at the president. You have to feel for the shoe throwing man, identified as 28 year old Muntadhar Al Zeidi, a journalist and fellow blogger, believe it or not. This poor man is a Shiite Muslim who was kidnapped last year by Islamic militants and held for a while. He escaped, only to be captured and detained by the U.S. Military, so you have to understand that he is a little pissed now of days. Wouldn't you be if you were he? As expected, Al Zeidi is now a hero in the Muslim world and from what I hear, people have taken to the streets demanding that the young man be freed. I'm sure he will be released shortly. How long can you hold someone for throwing shoes?

This is just one more bizarre thing to happen in an administration that was filled with bizarre and unseemly events. Some tragic... some hilarious... if not for the serious consequences of some of them. I'm going to miss George Bush. Barack Obama, who is already being called "No drama Obama", is just so cool that I can't imagine any of this kind of stuff happening to him. The comedians are gonna miss George Bush too... he just supplied them with so much comedic content. And, this blog will miss him... after all, his mishaps were the subject matter of so many of my early posts, before most of you knew who I was. I was just posting for myself and screaming angrily at the wind in those early days... kinda like throwing my shoes at somebody's head.

27 comments:

T Azeez Luthfullah said...

This is the biggest event of the century. It is the toughest slap on the face of ugly Americans all those who think, act and fool like George w Bush.
There is a lesson here to Obama too!!

Kin'shar said...

Bush is a punk...thats all.


how are you sweets??

Keith said...

@Kinshar -I'm just peachy!

Anonymous said...

I just hope if something like this happens to your boy-Obama, you respond with the same amount of levity.

Jazzy said...

@Anonymous- Get a life!

James Perkins said...

Unbelievable...I'm still laughing.

Angie B. said...

Keith, you are a trip-LMBAO!

Toni said...

When this happened, I immediately thought of you..I knew you were going to do a post on this!

Lisa said...

Hillarious!!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

That was some funny s%$t...you can't make up stuff like that!lolol

Simon Bastion said...

I just can't believe how bizzarre
life has become..Still, I couldn't stop laughing myself when I saw it.

Vanessa said...

Keith, you're too much man...SMH...
That was so funny...I'm still laughing.

Halo said...

LMBAO @ you and President Bush!

Tate2 said...

That was some funny ish..I was waiting for the Football game too when I saw it..lolol

Swaggie said...

A Good one Keith....I'm sure lots of bloggers are speaking on this..but only you can put your kind of spin on this and make it even funnier.-lololol

Anonymous said...

You've even got a terrorist making
that first comment on your post..
shame on you..

Keith said...

@Anonymous- Who? You? You're the only terrorist I know of..You've been terrorizing my blog for awhile
now. I'm going to tell you this for the last time..This is my blog
and I'll write whatever I like..I don't need your suggestions of what my content should be and I don't care about your opinions. Go start your own blog..If you have a problem reading the instructions ,get someone to help you. On your own blog you can write whatever you like and believe me..I won't interfere..Write another post on this blog and I'm going to put you on blast..I know who you are now..
You don't believe me Tim..Try me..
Now..I've already put your first name out..Write something else and your entire name will be published.

Darius T. Williams said...

Yup - this is pretty hilarious!

Keith said...

Hey Darius...Thanks for dropping by my blog..I've been a big fan of your cooking blog for a long time.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

That antic has actually inspired me. From now on, when I get angry and upset, I will make sure to throw a pair of my stilettos and shout how much of a disgrace "that" person is.

nikki said...

i have never seen my mom as tickled as she was when she watched that footage. she played it OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. like, i was visiting the r'rents last night, and i kept hearing my mom giggling from the bedroom. initially i thought dad was giving her the biz. turns out she's laughing at the shoe footage, which msnbc was looping repeatedly.

i was just glad to see my momz smiling. bush's presidency has been funny but mostly left a bunch of folk grief-stricken. i won't miss his ass one lick.

Pajnstl said...

keith they LET him get both shoes off. No one like bush ass.

Somebodies Friend said...

Bush is a clown!

Did you say someone through some clown shoes...

hahahahaha!

Is he gone yet?

If he was gone 8 years ago it wouldn't be soom enough.

Mizrepresent said...

Oh yes,lol, that was too funny and i too was amazed at Bush's duck and weave move...but i laughed so hard about it...what a way to go out!

Shanita Waters said...

You're gonna have to pray for me because I truly enjoyed watching Bush duck the flying shoes.

Qucifer said...

Ha! I think the guards were just sharing on the sentiment of us all!


Hello Friend!

Keith said...

@Qucifer-Hey girl,welcome!




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