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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

First-Person 'Shoe-ter': Videogame Lets You Portray a Journalist ... And Toss Footwear at Prez

Posted By on Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 9:41 AM

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

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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