yes, it's true! (see title for question)
apparently the iraqi journalist who threw a shoe at bush had a statue errected in his honor! a "sofa-sized statue of the shoe" now sits (or would "stand" be more appropriate) in Tikrit.
song o the day: in honor of this event, my mind naturally went to the apropos outkast song bombs over baghdad/bob though 9 years old, this song still rocks.