The prime minister of Britain, Gordon Ramsay, visited Barack Obama a while back. As usual, he brought a bunch of really fancy symbolic crap, because that's always what Europe gets America (here, take this desk made out of a big ship that got blown up! take this giant statue of our lady goddess of liberty!). It was a big scandal when Barack Obama, in return, gave the prime minister some Marley & Me Facebook Gifts.
Well, it became a big scandal once this one guy at the Telegraph in the UK declared it an outrage, and said it was all because Obama was way in over his head and not qualified to be president, because he didn't give their precious PM a nail file forged from the steel of the USS Shaw. Then, this hack's article got on the Drudge, and then it got on the American TV, and so on, etc.
The Telegraph certainly hopes lightning strikes over and over and over and over again, so they jumped right on this latest gaffe: Barack Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod, but she already has an iPod!
Well, she has a 6GB Mini she got in 2005. We don't know the details of which iPod Obama got for the queen, but it has video of her visit to the US in 2007, so it's probably a bit of an upgrade from the one she has! It's not a sentimental gift, but Obama doesn't know this old bat! And what, exactly, did she get our President?
In return, the Queen gave the President a silver framed photograph of herself - apparently a standard present for visiting dignitaries.
Oh, wonderful. A framed picture of you. How thoughtful. Thanks so much, your majesty.