Gifts Worthy of a King?

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    1. As he headed back home from Washington, Gordon Brown must have rummaged through his party bag with disappointment.
    Because all he got was a set of DVDs. Barack Obama, the leader of the world's richest country, gave the Prime Minister a box set of 25 classic American films - a gift about as exciting as a pair of socks.
    Mr Brown is not thought to be a film buff, and his reaction to the box
    The Prime Minister gave Mr Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet.Read more: To my special friend Gordon, 25 DVDs: Obama gives Brown a set of classic movies. Let's hope he likes the Wizard of Oz | Mail Online

    2. Diplomatic jaws dropped across the continent yesterday when it was revealed that U.S. President Barack Obama had, once again, fumbled a routine protocal of international statecraft: finding the right gift for a foreign leader or head of state. In a private ceremony with Queen Elizabeth, Her Royal Highness bequeathed to the Obamas one of the earliest known copies of William Shakespeare’s Henry V. She also presented him with the framed orginal sheet music of John Newton’s “Amazing Grace.” To the Obama daughters, the Queen gave a dollhouse-sized replica of Windsor Castle with a functioning train station in the year of the compound. They also received a prize Shetland pony. Mrs. Obama was given a ruby ring commissioned and worn by Queen Victoria.

    The Obamas, unfortunately, did not seem prepared for the occasion despite the row set off by the exchange of gifts between Prime Minister Brown and the U.S. President barely a month ago. Mr. Obama rather unceremoniously handed the Queen a shopping bag from the Duty Free shop at Heathrow airport. It contained a signed paperback copy of Dreams of My Father, purchased at the WH Smith shop at the airport, a bottle of Johnny Walker Scotch (black label), a CD of the Swedish band ABBA’s greatest hits (still in shrink wrap with a 2-for-1 sticker on it) and ten bags of M&Ms with the presidential seal on them.
    The Queen responded in a rather flat: “How delightful.” Obama’s Gift to the Queen - By Jonah Goldberg - The Corner - National Review Online

    3. Prince William, 28, popped the question while they vacationed in Kenya last month, according to royal officials. The wedding is planned for next spring or summer in London.
    Royal Wedding: What's Your Reaction to Prince William's Engagement News? 'World News' Question of the Day - ABC News

    The puzzlement is, what do you think our magnanimous President will bring as gift to the wedding?
     
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    A framed copy of his Nobel Peace Prize?

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    Are you kidding? He won't splurge on Hostess. He'll find a generic substitute.

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    Whatever it is, it will have "Made In China" on the bottom.
     
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    So, a GM vehicle is definitely out of the question......?

    Chicago deep-dish pizza?
     
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    I'm going to guess this:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Thee-Sing-Letter-My-Daughters/dp/037583527X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290031664&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (9780375835278): Barack Obama: Books: Reviews, Prices & more[/ame]
     
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    Pez. Cherry flavored Pez.
     
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    i just want to ask, why should written "Made in China" ?
     

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