Sunday, December 14, 2008

Random Task, Show Them What You Do.

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.

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Meet Korean ex-wrestler and henchman extraordinaire Random Task. Show them what you do Random Task.

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What he does is throw shoes with deadly force and accuracy.

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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."


wise woman said...

Am glad you couldn't pass up on that - what a strange (& seemingly funny) synch. I'd forgotten all about the shoe throwing incident in Austin Powers & his comment of "Who throws a shoe?"
Am wondering if there is some deeper message - shoes were also big in 'Get Smart' - when it was used as a telephone - a very mercurial piece of equipment!


Ed said...

Hello WW. I forgot about Get Smart. LOL. I almost included Dororhty and her ruby slippers, as well as Forrest Gump and his "magic shoes".

wise woman said...

Yes indeed, that's a very interesting thread.

I've been working my way through a blockbuster movie book & in 1948 was 'The Red Shoes' - very weird it sounds too.

Accidental Alchemist said...

"Turn away from the uhh TV because its too hard to watch..."