Friday, February 06, 2009

In Twos

A shoe was thrown at Mr. George W. Bush. The guy who did it became famous and so did the shoe and the entire exercise. So much so that another guy repeated this possible fad with the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

There is a certain pop culture that seems to have surrounded this event. People rallying for these guys who threw the shoe at these leaders. Both the guys having landed in prison for committing this act and breaking some bones in the process.

In another part of the world, Airplane engine failures have resulted in miraculous crash landings not resulting in deaths. The Hudson river crash landing was quite iconic in the fact that a major airliner crashed in the water without getting anybody killed. The Captain of the flight Captain Chesley Sullenberger was hailed as a hero in these desperate economic times. Well, somewhere (Australia?) someone (Steve Bolle?) was taking notes.

It could be a coincidence but maybe History repeats itself in some way.

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