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Shoe throwing game

The incident that happened in Iraq last week with president George W. Bush is now the latest in viral Web games. "Sock and Awe" -- named after the military doctrine employed in the US operation to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq -- allows players to throw shoes at a figure of President Bush, as he ducks behind a podium.

Al-Zaidi missed both his attempts before being dragged off by Iraqi security forces, but players of "Sock and Awe" have a little more leeway -- you can keep slinging footwear for up to thirty seconds. At the time of writing, the virtual President Bush has been struck in the face by 21 million shoes, the site indicates.

News of his new-found Web fame is unlikely to come as much comfort to Al-Zaidi, who is reportedly facing up to two years in prison for disrespecting a foreign leader. Players of Sock and Awe are unlikely to meet the same fate.


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