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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
Raging Bull
Singin’ in the Rain
Gone with the Wind
Lawrence of Arabia
Schindler’s List
The Wizard of Oz
City Lights
The Searchers
Star Wars: Episode IV
2001: A Space Odyssey
Sunset Boulevard
The Graduate
The General
On the Waterfront
It’s a Wonderful Life
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

One Comment leave one →
  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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