Journalism colleges to include shoe-throwing in syllabus

April 7, 2009

Cross posted at chupchap

Embarrassed by the non-ability of journalists to hit a non-moving objects — on multiple occasions now — with a shoe, even from close ranges, International Journalists Assosication have decided to include shoe-throwing as part of the syllabus in all journalism courses. They will instruct all universities to make this change considering the crisis journalists around the world are going through.

Jason Pillai, Secretary of the Association blamed the situation on the lack of exciting stuff for media to report about. “At times journos are forced to pull off such stunts, because the world we live in, is not as exciting as it used to be. There is no Hitler, no more World wars, for god’s sake they even killed Saddam Hussain. The Bin Laden tapes don’t get as many TRPs as it used to –- Pakistan being an exception — and bomb blasts have become as common as price-rise in India. No one gives a damn about those things any longer.”

At this point chupchap was forced to remind him that he was going off the mark and that the actual issue was about this journo who missed the mark at such a short distance. Jason Pillai nodded his head and said that the new subject on Shoe-throwing will be 90% practical and 10% based on exams. “Journalists will receive training by the respective military – from Taliban for journos in NWFP Pakistan. By the need of the course they should be able to hit the ‘target’ from range of 50 yards.”

In the written exams they will have questions pertaining to the history of such practice and a five page essay of the founder of the trend among others.

He also said that the association will contact Oxford dictionary to change the spelling of shooed away to shoed away considering the relevance of the latter.

PS: Aw crap, looks like someone already thought about the idea before me! Grrr

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3 Responses to “Journalism colleges to include shoe-throwing in syllabus”

  1. elvingiri said

    ha ha ha…shoes indeed…and that also..one should be taught that if he/she has to come in the news and should be shown as a some one really cool then the below mentioned steps should be taken:
    a. Men: If you are a guy, throw a reebok shoe first. please note that it should be the left shoe. (leftists usually denote revolution. a tribute to Leftist Parties). Once you have thrown your left shoe, throw your right shoe but please make sure that its a Nike. As people should know that you are not a beginner and that you “just did it”!!!
    b. Women: If you are a woman, please please please throw only a Jimmy Choo shoes. There are three reasons:
    Reason 1: Woman throws Bata at XYZ wont make news. Instead, woman throws Jimmy Choos on XYZ would make news!!!
    Reason 2: You can claim damages and ask for a “oh-freak-I-cant-believe-it’s-that-costly” price from XYZ. If he even dares to ask you how can a shoe cost that much and that after all it’s just a bloody shoe, then don’t worry-the fashion world will take care of him/her!!
    Reason 3: Your reputation in the Kitty party, flat, family, office, etc will go up. People will say that after all, you are a Jimmy Choo shoe owner!!!

  2. Haha. Amazing post. Hilarious!!

  3. | Balu | said

    Glad you liked it =)

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