It was even popular in England: it was only because VHS won out in the US that it died out over there. In other words, a Betamax gift would have rocked, Iowahawk. Sorry: it turns out that the stupid jokes that we all made about how the DVDs that Obama gave Brown were the wrong region were… Yeah. Yeah, they were. How do we know? | Read More »

    President Obama gives PM Brown… DVDs.

    What did Brown give us? Mr Brown’s gifts included an ornamental desk pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, once named HMS President. Mr Obama was so delighted he has already put it in pride of place in the Oval Office on the Resolute desk which was carved from timbers of Gannet’s sister ship, HMS Resolute. Another treasure given to | Read More »