Here we go again. The new President and England face off yet again (this time with the Queen Mum) and things are even more absurd than ever:
Obama Gives the Queen an iPod
What’s the proper gift to present Queen Elizabeth II with at Buckingham Palace?
A video iPod, apparently.
According to a White House aide, President Obama Tuesday night presented the Queen with the popular Apple device — reportedly complete with songs and video footage of the her 2007 trip to the United States.
The gift will be at least the Queen’s second iPod: in 2006 she purchased an iPod mini.
Obama also gave the Queen a rare musical songbook by Richard Rodgers.
As for the Queen, she reportedly gave the Obamas a signed photograph of her and her husband, Prince Phillip, in a sliver frame, her standard gift to foreign dignitaries.
I say America came out on top on this one.
The score, for those keeping score is now:
Great Britain: 1
United States: 1
iPod versus framed picture of yourself? I don’t care if you’re Giselle Bundchen, no one wants a picture of you (and your scary-looking husband. My god! Is that Phillip there on the right!? Whereas the Queen is aging quite adorably, Phillip is…well, not so much.).
Anyway, like I was saying, no one wants a picture of you if they can have an iPod instead. And an iPod loaded up with video of your (apparently) narcissistic own self!? All the better!
Heck, I’d take an iPod full of video of me! Why not? It can always be deleted.
I notice it also mentioned the iPod came with music pre-loaded. I can’t wait to see what that turns out to be.
Kool and the Gang’s Greatest Hits?
Don Ho’s Tiny Bubbles?
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols?
I’m cringing a little at the possibilities, but I remain – as always - optimistic.