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You too can take a swipe!


From the rawstory

The aim of "Sock and Awe" (www.sockandawe.com), launched by Britain’s Alex Tew, is to knock Bush out with a shoe, a feat already attained by 1.4 million players, according to the website Tuesday.

Aptly named after the US "Shock and Awe" military campaign to knock out Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the game gives players 30 seconds to aim at a figure of Bush ducking behind a rostrum.

It was in protest against the Bush administration’s Iraqi policy that journalist Durgham Zaidi threw both his shoes at the outgoing president Sunday during his swansong visit to the battleground. The action won Zaidi widespread plaudits in the Arab world where Bush’s policies have drawn broad hostility.

Utah Phillips

Utah Phillips’ music has been part of my library and inspiration for many years.  Utah died peacefully at his home in California Friday night after a period of illness.

I saw Utah in concert in Ogden several years ago.

Utah’s legend will live forever. 

Here is a list of links to articles about his passing:
Folk music legend Utah Phillips dies (TheUnion.com)
Folk singer Utah Phillips dies at 73 (MercuryNews.com)
Singer Utah Phillips left a colorful legacy
Folksinger, Storyteller, Railroad Tramp Utah Phillips Dead at 73
(Central Valley Indy Media)