So apparently if you do a google search of "Model 271 brogues" my blog entry from about two hours ago is the second thing that comes up. Obviously, people are as interested in this shoe-thrower story as I am, because this quirk of the internet has just garnered me over 540 hits in the past 90 minutes after getting only 900 or so in the previous 6 months.
I feel the fortunes of this blog, and by extension of myself, are now inextricably bound up with those of the shoe-thrower, whom I have never met and never will meet. Gotta love the internet. We live in a strange world.