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The Queen then gives Obama her self-portrait and he presents her with an iPod filled with his music and speeches. I wonder if he really meant to give his iPod to her, or at some point after the reception line it was time for the gift exchange and he realized he had forgotten her boxed set of Austin Powers DVDs.
I can see it now. Like that Arby's commercial where the idiot husband comes home with his Arby's sandwich bag and the wife meets him at the door and says, "Happy Anniversary!", and she gives him a new golf bag and clubs. He looks sheepishly at the Arby's bag and painfully hands it over stating, "I got you this".
This guy is Obama with an iPod. I wonder if the Queen responded like the wife by crying "I love you!" and embracing him ina bear hug.
It does beg the question as to what to gift a Queen. Queens have everything, don't they? Of course she already owned an iPod. I mean, I thought it was tough to shop for my kids at Christmas because they already have EVERYTHING. They do not, however, own a pair of mute guards wearing fuzzy hats that are paid to stand outside their bedroom door... Hmmmmm. Next year's idea.
Everyone knows that the English love their spot of tea. Obama could have re-gifted the motherload in tea bags if he could have held off for another week.
Jackie and Dunlap from redstateupdate.com weigh in:
JACKIE: "What the hell they give the Queen an iPod for? If the Queen want ta hear music, she just call over a Court Jester and have him play the Lute."