Okay, so we all know that Gordon Brown went to "the New land" and met with Obama.
And when as head of state, you come visiting; you will come bearing gifts. Mr. Brown came with a pen holder, made from the timber of the antislaveship HMS Gannet - sister ship to the HMS Resolute; where the timber of the Oval-office desk comes from! A most thoughtful gift, I would say. But what did Americans give Mr. Brown in return, during these hard recession times? Yes! A DVDboxset of 25 Classic movies - All Hollywood of course!
Meanwhile Mrs Clinton made a translation gaffe in Moscow with her gift; A button saying "Over charge" instead of the intended "Reset"!
It's been a great week for whoever thinks up these "gifts of friendship" And a cheap one too! It might be hard times for all of us, but as Jon Stewart on the "Daily show" points out - They could just have raided the attic of the White House and given some "meaningful artifact" from the surplus store.
Well, what came out of all this out of season gift-exchanging? A British meme from the blog of Tom Harris -
As I don't know any of these British Bloggers, I haven't been "Tagged" - But there's no rule against tagging yourself and then in turn, tag 3 other Bloggers of your own choice ?
Here's the list; Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Casablanca, Raging Bull, Singin’ in the Rain, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler’s List, Vertigo, The Wizard of Oz, City Lights, The Searchers, Star Wars: Episode IV, Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Sunset Boulevard, The Graduate,The General, On the Waterfront, It’s a Wonderful Life, Chinatown, Some Like it Hot, The Grapes of Wrath, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Here's the rules; Take two points for every film you own and have seen (only one if you own it but haven’t got round to watching it yet), one point if you’ve seen it but don’t own the DVD, and no points for those you haven’t either watched, purchased or been given.
Here's MY list;
Own; Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Casablanca, Raging Bull, City Lights, Sunset Boulevard, The General, On the Waterfront, Some like it hot. (18 points)
Seen; All the above, ET,Chinatown, It's a wonderful life, The grapes of wrath, To kill a mockingbird, The graduate, Singing in the rain, Gone with the wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo, Schindler's list, 2001; A space Odyssey, (12 points)
Never seen; Starwars episode IV, (I think - Don't which one it is - I saw the first two ones, when they premiered!) The searchers, The wizard of Oz, Psycho,
That gives me 30 points out of 50
Just for the heck of it ! Now, I don't know if these great people will accept this time wasting enterprise and on a Sunday ?!