Thursday, March 12, 2009

Personally, I thought Episode VI was more of a classic.

But then again, who am I to debate the American Film Institute?

As you may know, during UK Prime Minister Gordon Browns's visit to the White House, the customary gift-exchange took place. Brown's gift was rather fascinating:

Brown gave Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian ship HMS Gannet, which was used in anti-slavery patrols alongside its sister ship the HMS Resolute. The desk currently used by Obama in the White House Oval office is built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and is called the "Resolute desk."

Obama's gift? DVDs. The titles of the DVDs has been unknown...till now:

Here is the entire list:

* 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

Total cost of the above items? $418.26.

Now, had the President thrown in some seasons of 24, I could see this as an almost-fair trade.


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