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I’ve got some pretty crappy gifts before…

March 14, 2009

But I’m pretty sure nothing compares to Obama giving the British Prime Minister a set of 25 DVD’s. Especially after the priceless gifts he presented to Obama. A pen holder crafted out of the wood of an anti-slave ship? Hello…

Here’s the list of cinema that was presented:

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
To Kill a Mockingbird

By my calculations, this gift could have cost no more than $500. The reality is, it probably cost nearly half that – considering you can find a lot of these movies in the $5 bargain bin. It’s true. I dig through it often.

I wonder if they picked them up at a Circuit City going out of business sale…

~T the D

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  1. The Ripley Porch permalink
    March 15, 2009 9:33 am

    I kinda wondered about the cost of the gift and where they bought the stuff. I know that typically…there is a limit of $2k for White House gifts…and typically its some kind of statue. My guess is that they went to Amazon and bought some kind of deluxe pack of CD’s….fancy packed…and paid $1000 for it. They got over-charged if they did. Wal-Mart would have some them for $12 each if you waited for the sales.

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