Unlike the eggs in America where you get sick now just by looking at them, let alone handling or eating them, the eggs that were hurled at Tony Blair at his very first book signing in Dublin, Ireland were perfectly edible. This led some to question the motives of the egg hurlers.
"Was it symbolic?" asked one Irish woman standing in line to have her book signed by Blair. "I mean, eggs are the beginning of life. A smashed egg means a smashed life. Blair is being accused of having a hand in thousands of deaths by backing the Iraq war. Is there a connection? I don't know. I'm just here to get me book signed, but I do have issue with wasting perfectly good eggs on him."
Shoes were also hurled at Blair; however, no one really cared as much about the shoes. Most of them were just old loafers and flip flops the hurlers didn't need any more. It was reported that one woman came with her collection of stilettos intending to do some serious damage, but she was hauled away early on before she could get a good aim at Blair.
Blair's handlers and bodyguards took direct hits by the projectiles. Unfortunately, not one egg found its way onto Blair. "Pity," said one protester, "I kept me eggs out o' the fridge for over a month now just ripenin' an' waitin' for me chance to throw 'em at the wanker and then 'e comes out 'ere all protected an' all. But don't you worry none. I found a window cracked to 'is limo and threw the lot of 'em down into the seats. It'll be smellin' a bit ripe after the signin' it will."
Meanwhile, eggs in America are still not worth a shit.