Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: If the Shoe Fits, Mash It Up

Of course, the recent shoe attack on President George W. Bush in Iraq created the perfect storm for online video.

As you might know (although Bush clearly did not from this video), the showing of the sole of a shoe is the ultimate insult in Arab countries. And throwing a shoe? Well, worse.

In this country, making a video about shoe-throwing is.

Here are some results, plus one of my favorite hit online videos about shoes, called, of course, “Shoes”:

RE-MIX

SLO-MO

BOOGIE SHOES

CRISPIN GLOVER IS ODD

THESE SHOES RULE, THESE SHOES SUCK


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik