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."

4 comments:

wise woman said...

HI Ed
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!

Cheers

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Shoes_(film)

Accidental Alchemist said...

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