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Cool new stuff about Lincoln
ifihadahif Posted: Wed Mar 18 21:47:51 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  This is a really cool story.

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2009/03/secret-message-found-today-in-lincolns-watch/


 
mat_j Posted: Thu Mar 19 08:05:52 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  That's very nice!

I like that a lot.

Here's an enteratining story about presents that you'll enjoy it's from British Middle class stink paper 'THe Daily Mail' but it made me laugh....

As he headed back home from Washington, [Prime Minister] 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 set is unknown. But it didn't really compare to the thoughtful presents he had brought along with him.

The Prime Minister gave Mr Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet.

The unique present delighted Mr Obama because oak from the Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute, was carved to make a desk that has sat in the Oval Office in the White House since 1880.
Mr Brown also handed over a framed commission for HMS Resolute and a first edition of the seven-volume biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert.
In addition, Mr Brown and his wife showered gifts on the Obama children giving Sasha and Malia an outfit each from Topshop and six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America.
In return, the Obamas gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to take home to sons Fraser and John.

The Prime Minister has not had the best of luck when receiving gifts from U.S. presidents.
He was given a fur-trimmed brown leather bomber jacket by George W. Bush during his first trip to America in the summer of 2007.
Commentators gleefully pointed out that the garment was hardly in keeping with Mr Brown's usual sober attire of business suit and tie.
Downing Street yesterday refused to state which movies were in the box set.
But the Mail has learned it included classics such as Star Wars, The Godfather and Citizen Kane and was produced by the American Film Institute as a 'special request' for the White House last month.



 
addi Posted: Thu Mar 19 10:29:25 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I can only hope it also included "Eurotrip".


 
ifihadahif Posted: Thu Mar 19 11:56:06 2009 Post | Quote in Reply  
  mat_j said:
>That's very nice!
>
>I like that a lot.
>
>Here's an enteratining story about presents that you'll enjoy it's from British Middle class stink paper 'THe Daily Mail' but it made me laugh....
>
>As he headed back home from Washington, [Prime Minister] 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 set is unknown. But it didn't really compare to the thoughtful presents he had brought along with him.
>
>The Prime Minister gave Mr Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet.
>
>The unique present delighted Mr Obama because oak from the Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute, was carved to make a desk that has sat in the Oval Office in the White House since 1880.
>Mr Brown also handed over a framed commission for HMS Resolute and a first edition of the seven-volume biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert.
>In addition, Mr Brown and his wife showered gifts on the Obama children giving Sasha and Malia an outfit each from Topshop and six children's books by British authors which are shortly to be published in America.
>In return, the Obamas gave the Browns two models of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, to take home to sons Fraser and John.
>
>The Prime Minister has not had the best of luck when receiving gifts from U.S. presidents.
>He was given a fur-trimmed brown leather bomber jacket by George W. Bush during his first trip to America in the summer of 2007.
>Commentators gleefully pointed out that the garment was hardly in keeping with Mr Brown's usual sober attire of business suit and tie.
>Downing Street yesterday refused to state which movies were in the box set.
>But the Mail has learned it included classics such as Star Wars, The Godfather and Citizen Kane and was produced by the American Film Institute as a 'special request' for the White House last month.
>
Yeah, that one stirred up quite a lot of negative publicity over here.
It was also noted, the DVD's likely won't play on a standard UK player since the format is different than over here.
The plastic helicopter models were obviously a quick dash to the White House gift shop. Nice !
Whoever is in charge of White House protocol, he should be fired for sure.


 



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