Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 | Filed under Comic 23 Comments

Shoe throwing as a protest method. Comic on shoe throwing

As the Twitterverse came alive yesterday after the Shoe throwing incident, I got these ideas for comics from @conetrees, @knkartha, and @crucifire. And many many others. Credit goes to them. Other crazy ideas I heard – Laser guided homing shoes, boomerang shoe (comes back after a miss), metal tipped army boots, spikes etc

(Note to self: Stop making any effort at creative thinking. Just trawl The Twiter. That’s right, THE Twitter)

Made a video of how I shot the shoe and a screencast of this comic. Will join the two and upload it in a day of two.

Also I couldn’t help notice it’s been more than a few hours after P.C.’s tryst with the shoe, and no Shoe Throwing Flash Game has emerged on the internet. Proud of Indians!

Update: The Comic Project also has a take on Shoe Throwing. But from the other end of the trajectory.

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    knkartha // April 8th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    ROTFL … Boomerang shoe !!! hilarious :)

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    Anonymous // April 8th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    haha — too good! Naya webhost, naya comic, Badhiya hai :-)

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    The Comic Project // April 8th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Too good :-)

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    Crucifire // April 8th, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Sweeeet.. gud u mentioned my name otherwise i wud have bought one of these and thrown it at u :P

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    Paavani // April 8th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I liked the boomrang shoe idea!

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    Hades // April 8th, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Ha ha! Nice…

    But why the fuck do these chaps always miss? I mean, for once, I’d like to see someone hit.

    Incredibly, Al-Zaidi (Bushwala) was sentenced to three years in jail for his impertinance. Harsh.

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    Ans // April 8th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    It should have elastic shoe laces for the catapult/boomerang effect.

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // April 8th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    @knkartha: :) There’s a risk involved in Boomerang Shoe Protesting. You need to have good catching skills.

    @anon: Life’s much better after my divorce with one.com Honeymoon period with Dreamhost for now.

    @the comic project: Added your comic link to the post.

    @crucifire: Throw shoe at me? I warn you, Sir. I have the reflexes of G.W. Bush. Mere shoe throwing does not harm me.

    @paavani: Like I said, you need good catching skills for that.

    @hades: Shoe throwing protest (S.T.P.’s) are a relatively new way I guess. So protestors need practice. That Iraqi dude really put in the best effort I’d say. He was like a machine gun with 2 bullets. Except Bush was like Neo dodging the bullets. So evenly matched. I think with time protesters will get skilled enough to hit moving targets multiple times before they’re brought down by security people.

    I foresee many Shoe Throwing Lee Harvey Oswalds in the future. Palestinians will throw shoes at Israeli tanks. America will launch laser guided shoes from Unmanned Ariel Vehicles. Terrorists will strap shoes under their clothes and unleash a hail of chappals at unsuspecting victims! THE WORLD WILL CHANGE.

    And Shoe manufacturers will end the recession!

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    Sree // April 8th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Looks alone isn’t much. Does ViVA La Revolucion has to throw in some stench to get the message across really well. Nothing like an assault on the senses to accompany an actual assault.

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    Gina Krishnan // April 8th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    cool comic dude, though i think shoe throwing is a bit boring now but your comic is very good with the improvisations…especially with the message

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    pri // April 8th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    even i was thinking … koi agar tumhari baat na sune juta maro aur kaam nikalo ….. hilarious!!!!…. enjoyed every wrd of it

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    @nks // April 8th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    last lines reminded me line from an Eminem song…

    “You only get one shot, do not miss the chance to blow”

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    Saad Akhtar (Author) // April 8th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    @ @anks: “You only get one shot, do not miss the chance to blow” – That sounds like the slogan for The Prostitutes’ Academy, during recession.

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    nbz // April 9th, 2009 at 2:52 am

    @Saad, Pseudo-Communalism :-) That’s awesome!

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    AD // April 9th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Dude… good one

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    Indyeah // April 9th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    LOL!good one! :D

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    Saurabh // April 16th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Great One Saad! May be a Shoe Launcher can support this Product well.A Shoe Launcher which looks like a Bag,has hidden springs and a long trajectory.Define the distance and Launch!!!

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    someone // April 21st, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    also sold as 1 piece only, don;t have to buy a pair!

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    Kanth // May 4th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    The Prostitutes’ Academy !! fcukin helarious !!!!

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    Prasoon Joshi // May 10th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    ‘Light weight shoes’ for heavy weight protesters ;)

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    JAYANT BOSE IZ DA REAPER OF NOOBS // June 21st, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    LASER GUIDED SHOES ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


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