Buttle's World

19 March, 2009

To “Tacky” we can confidently add “Clueless”

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — clgood @ 15:52

Except that Clueless wasn’t one of the movies.

Alas, when the PM settled down to begin watching them the other night, he found there was a problem.
The films only worked in DVD players made in North America and the words “wrong region” came up on his screen. Although he mournfully had to put the popcorn away, he is unlikely to jeopardise the special relationship ā€“ or “special partnership”, as we are now supposed to call it ā€“ by registering a complaint.

Let’s just keep asking: What would the press have done if Bush had pulled such a gaffe?

Update:

Mark Steyn has a great idea.

When the President and his Teleprompter visit London for the G20 summit in a couple of weeks, it would be a tragedy were Barack Oprompta to rise for his big speech to find nothing but the words “Wrong Region” flashing on his screen (although I’m sure the Queen would be very polite and string along and make all the swells stand up and join the toast to “Ron Region”, whoever he is).

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