A new video game making the rounds on the Internet allows you to take aim at President George W. Bush -- literally.
In the latest sign of video games emulating real life, players reenact the much-publicized shoe-throwing incident, in which Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi tossed his footwear at Bush.
(Zapping Web screenshot)
"We just thought that it would be fun to say goodbye and greet 2009 with a game," said Juan Searle, a technical director for Zapping in Madrid.
Two weeks later, the game has generated more than 2 million views and been played in 189 countries, Searle said.
The game lets you aim and select the force of your throw, all while President Bush is bobbing alertly at the podium, waiting to duck your toss.
And for those who find the dour shoes al-Zaidi wore too dull, there's an option to choose other footwear, including a red pump, cowboy boot, and even an ice skate.
You can find the game here.
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