Thursday, March 12, 2009

The "O" and Diplomacy

The PM of the UK visited the US last week. In keeping with tradition, PM Brown gave the "O" a first edition of volume one of Churchill's biography, a pen holder made from the timbers of a slave ship, and a framed commission of the HMS Resolute. What did O give him? 25 DVDs. I kid you not.

However, what some may not know is that the DVD collection was the winner out of a number of suggestions. Here are some of gifts that were considered but rejected.

  1. Olive Garden Gift Card ($50)

  2. Ronco Showtime Grillwave

  3. A set of Ginsu Knives

  4. 2 Tickets to a Monster Truck rally

  5. A garden gnome

  6. "Hope" and "Change" bumper stickers

  7. Rock Band 2 for WII

  8. A 6" Action Figure of "O"

  9. CD of The Massacre by 50 Cent

  10. 3 month membership to the Organic Fruit Club