The path of cultural ubiquity runs this way in December of 2008: First comes the incident, then comes the Internet commentary, then comes the YouTube mashup, and then comes the viral videogame.
Regarding Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi's low-tech shoe-bombing of President Bush, SF Weekly participated in both steps two and three earlier this week
. Now we're happy to inform you of the culmination of this shoe-tossing moment in time, the viral videogame "Sock and Awe
As we hit the "publish" button, more than 17.5 million shoes e-tossed by folks hailing from every corner of the globe have winged the President. Click here
and join them.
Also, let us know: Is this the first videogame to allow someone to portray a journalist? Not counting blogs, of course.
-- Joe Eskenazi