The Shoey
July 17, 2017 4:27 AM   Subscribe

The world of Formula 1 has learned a new expression. It is called "the Shoey". Initiated by Daniel "Honey Badger" Ricciardo, the Shoey has plenty of unsuspecting victims. Including someone rather famous.
posted by Pyrogenesis (28 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
I also made the "Make it shoe" joke in advance.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 4:29 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


Well, at least we know who's capable of pouring piss out of a boot.
posted by zamboni at 4:38 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


eww
posted by james33 at 5:22 AM on July 17 [2 favorites]


Well. There's something I won't be doing this weekend. Or next weekend. Or, god willing, ever.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:45 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


never drinking champagne or wearing shoes again

*shudder*
posted by murphy slaw at 5:46 AM on July 17


But "Schuey" is already a thing! It's the nickname for Michael Schumacher! My parents are massive F1 fans and the entire family (and fandom) has been calling him Schuey for ages! What is this shoe drinking business.
posted by divabat at 6:43 AM on July 17 [2 favorites]


champagne is the most overrated of alcoholic beverages and this is what it deserves
posted by thelonius at 6:47 AM on July 17 [3 favorites]


Athlete's flute
posted by chavenet at 6:47 AM on July 17 [14 favorites]


Is this not a F1 shoey?
posted by xedrik at 6:48 AM on July 17


Perfect vessel for a Sourtoe Cocktail.
posted by inflatablekiwi at 6:49 AM on July 17


Were the shoes new?
posted by oflinkey at 7:08 AM on July 17


This post is a little late to the party, perhaps? Ricciardo thinks it's getting a touch tired. If he gets on the top step of the podium again this year (unlikely as that is) and somebody proffers a shoe, I'm sure he'll oblige.

But "Schuey" is already a thing! It's the nickname for Michael Schumacher

Schumi (pronounced "shoe me") works equally well for Schumacher and avoids the possibility of confusion.
posted by Dysk at 7:20 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


But "Schuey" is already a thing! It's the nickname for Michael Schumacher!

And shoey’s have been a thing even longer than Schumacher! Ricciardo (incidentally my favorite F1 driver) only brought it to F1. An Aussie MotoGP driver did it after his first victory a few years back and Daniel apparently thought it was marvelous.

Edit: Schumi (pronounced "shoe me") works equally well for Schumacher and avoids the possibility of confusion.

Also this. I don’t think I’ve ever heard F1 fans refer to Schumacher as anything but Schumi.
posted by sixfootaxolotl at 7:22 AM on July 17 [3 favorites]


Were the shoes new?

I imagine they’re brand new for every race but....he had just worn them for about 1.5 hours in a cramped cockpit, sweating profusely the entire time so I’m not sure that counts. It’s sort of hilarious to watch the guys with white jumpsuits climb out of their cars at the end of the race. The butt is like looking at a piece of paper that had bacon rubbed on it.
posted by sixfootaxolotl at 7:27 AM on July 17


All these years I've believed that that 80s student party where I got pissed enough to drink VB with Cheezels floating in it out of a sweaty gumboot and then pass out in a shopping trolley was a terrible terrible mistake! Now it seems I've been a THOUGHT LEADER all along.
posted by flabdablet at 7:28 AM on July 17 [5 favorites]


It’s sort of hilarious to watch the guys with white jumpsuits climb out of their cars at the end of the race. The butt is like looking at a piece of paper that had bacon rubbed on it.

Is... is that not how everyone drives?
posted by Etrigan at 7:32 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


This is a thing in some sections (i.e. younger) whitewater kayaking crowd; if you swim, you have to nail a beer out of a river shoe. Bootie beers are next level nasty, as your drinking vessel isn't some fancy new-every-race shoe, but a one or two season old river trainer.
posted by fatfrank at 7:35 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


Gross. I wish there was a "hide" button for posts.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 7:55 AM on July 17 [2 favorites]


Stupid. Harmless. Instantly old.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:22 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


I don't understand gross-out humor and never will. If someone is an idiot and decides to to this on their own, that is one thing, but pressuring someone else to do it with the "threat" of them looking like a "bad sport" is bullying pure and simple.
posted by agatha_magatha at 8:24 AM on July 17 [2 favorites]


3 users marked this as a favorite

What's wrong with you people?
posted by Pyrogenesis at 8:29 AM on July 17 [2 favorites]


Ricciardo thinks it's getting a touch tired.

Yeah the first link is actually about that. I just wanted to post Patrick Stewart doing it, to be honest. The rest is filler.

incidentally my favorite F1 driver

Mefites continue to be the best.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 8:37 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


Not to threadsit and post too much in a row, but just in case

pressuring someone else to do it with the "threat" of them looking like a "bad sport" is bullying pure and simple.

I agree with this and this is also why Ricciardo is probably retiring the joke and other drivers often don't go along with it and why he thinks it's been overblown too. But Patrick Stewart specifically asked for the shoey, as you can see from the video.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 8:55 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


I drank some champagne from your shoe, la-la-la
I was drunk by the time I got through, la-la-la
For I didn't know when I raised that cup
It had taken two bottles to fill the thing up
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:41 AM on July 17 [2 favorites]


"...I feel like there's some real sick bastards around here. I never thought it would continue like this."

This is a useful turn of phrase for many occasions.
posted by Annika Cicada at 10:03 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


I'm reminded of this comment regarding yesteryear's "icing" fad involving the compulsive consumption of a hidden bottle of Sminoff Ice.
posted by exogenous at 11:51 AM on July 17


When I click the last video it says the owner blocked it from being shown on this website.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 3:23 PM on July 17


...ew.
posted by sarcasticah at 6:35 PM on July 17


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