Friday, March 6, 2009

"on reflection, it's the thought that counts"

The Twitish press has zipped it's collective lip over the Obamas' cheap ass gift to Prime Minister Gordon Brown of a 25 DVD set of classic American films, following an incident where Sasha Obama, playing on her father's desk, knocked over Britain's gift to the president - an ornamental desk pen holder - revealing that it might not have been crafted from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet after all.

"Harrumph," said an editorial in the Evening Standard. "At least it was a pen holder, and a fairly nice one at that. Every British lad knows the joy of receiving his first ornamental desk pen holder, so let's just move on and be done with it, shall we?"

The Daily Mail, which yesterday described the gift of DVDs to be 'as exciting as a pair of socks', today conceded that 'Gordon Brown himself is as exciting as a pair of socks, so while it wasn't exactly an ornamental desk pen holder, on second thought it appears to be a decent enough gift, so forget we mentioned it'.

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