Thursday, 26 March 2009

Cheesy Gifts

UK PM Brown visited US President Obama recently, as Australian PM Rudd is doing now. The exchange of gifts was... well...
From CheeseburgerGothic:
For those who don’t know, Gordie bought Obie a fabulous pen holder carved from the timbers of a British warship that once did sterling work ending the slave trade.

Obie bought Gordie a cheap box set of DVDs from Walmart, but forgot to check the region coding, so they won’t actually play at Number 10.

Ever since I read that story, knowing that the Ruddbot would be mooching around the White House this week, I’ve been wondering how either man could possibly top that embarrassing mismatch of pressies.
And should I mention that PM Brown is blind in one eye, and acutely visually impaired in the other? Makes watching DVDs rather difficult...

Anyway, I answered the question. Absolutely the most embarrassing present I could think of, bar none. A gaffe of epic, nay, gargantuan proportions. A gift so inappropriate, so grotesquely offensive, that it would make history. Here are some other commenter's reactions to my suggestion.
By johnbirmingham, March 23, 2009 @ 12:24 pm
Zoe Brain wins.

By brian, March 23, 2009 @ 12:44 pm
Zoe’s got it. Missed the link first time round.
Polite applause.

By Puma, March 23, 2009 @ 4:18 pm
LOL @ZoeBrain. Great link.

By savo, March 23, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
ZB: Zzzzzing

By Blindwilly, March 23, 2009 @ 8:28 pm
Been out all day, just read ZoeBrain’s comment and clicked the link. And then spat coffee all over my keyboard and monitor. Epic LOL!!

By Paul Nicholas Boylan, March 24, 2009 @ 12:11 am
Blindwilly - Me too (except that milk shot out of my nose)! Thank you, Zoe. Perfect.

My answer? :
How about some packets of “Australia’s Tastiest Cheese”?
Australians are known for their irreverence, after all. It's expected.


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