I was browsing some news stories, and I read about President Bush getting shoes thrown at him by an Iraqi reporter. This is a really funny synch with the villain "Random Task" from "Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery". Sorry, I just couldn't pass it up.
Meet Korean ex-wrestler and henchman extraordinaire Random Task. Show them what you do Random Task.
What he does is throw shoes with deadly force and accuracy.
Random Task has decapitated a bust of Ceaser, who appears to be wearing a breast plate depicting the Roman god Mercury. Mercury is the god of communication and stories, so when he shows up, it's a good idea to pay attention.
Here is the shoe throwing incident in it's entirety, although the president isn't wearing a breast plate of Mercury, he does kind of act like a Ceaser. I guess the reporter thought he was looting his country, and saw him as a "golddigger".
And of course it was Dr Evil/ Austin Powers who was standing by Golddigger performer Kanye West when he uttered the now famous words, "George Bush doesn't care about black people."