Thursday, March 12, 2009

Putin's Pootin' Gift

State, Media 'Button' Lips Over Hillary's Russian Gaffe

From the article, it seems nobody knows how the word 'reset' was mistranslated into the Russian word 'overload' on Clinton's Reset Button gift to the Russian Foreign Minister. I guess we should just be glad they didn't come up with the word 'doomsday' instead.

Anyway, while this administration is set on devolving the art of gift-giving to government heads to cheap gag gifts, one excellent idea for Clinton's gift to PM Vladimir Putin is a Pull My Finger Fred doll.

Imagine the hillarity that will ensue when Putin pulls Fred's finger...

How do you say Rootin' Tootin' in Russian?


At March 12, 2009 1:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rootin' tootin' pootin'


At March 12, 2009 4:17 PM, Blogger Ananda girl said...

Cube—Oodles of Funch went insane yesterday and wouldn’t take comments and belched out others. I don’t know what the deal was. Sorry if I lost yours!

Toot’n Pootin is funny stuff. Why would you give anyone in Russia a button of any kind to push anyway? I have to admit that as a joke, this one was lame. Someone needs their thinker-toy re-tuned.

At March 12, 2009 7:10 PM, Blogger Gifted Typist said...

he's poopular in Russia

At March 12, 2009 8:04 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Oh, good lawrd... What can you say?

This 'administration' is going to be a comedy goldmine.

At March 12, 2009 10:06 PM, Blogger DaBlade said...

LOL!! Somehow I think old Vladdy would prefer a fifth of Vodka.

At March 12, 2009 10:41 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

Obama was planning to give this to Queen Elizabeth

At March 13, 2009 1:06 AM, Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

If I change my name to Vladimir and act like an old-school KGB operative and secretly plan to take over the world, can I have one? Please?!

At March 13, 2009 7:17 AM, Blogger Z said...

"Anyway, while this administration is set on devolving the art of gift-giving to government heads to cheap gag gifts"

SO well said, Cube.

At March 13, 2009 7:18 AM, Blogger dmarks said...

Hillary, a cabinet member? Well, at least she is one who paid her taxes.

Ananda: "Why would you give anyone in Russia a button of any kind to push anyway?"

It must be a Pushkin over there.

At March 13, 2009 7:23 AM, Blogger cube said...

Anonymous: Yeah, but can you say that fast 5 times?

Ananda girl: Sometimes all it takes to screw anything up is for a stray electron to zig when it should've zagged.

I think someone needs to rethink the whole Obama administration.

At March 13, 2009 7:25 AM, Blogger cube said...

Gifted typist: hee hee. You said poopular.

Brooke: It would be funnier if it wasn't so serious, you know.

DaBlade: One fifth for starters.

At March 13, 2009 12:47 PM, Blogger jan said...

Following Condoleeza Rice with Hillary Clinton is too embarrassing to even think about. This won't be the last gaffe. Count on it.

At March 13, 2009 12:59 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: Yeah, Condi was fluent in Russian. Hillary is fluent in cheesy politico speak.

At March 13, 2009 4:46 PM, Blogger cube said...

Chuck: lol. Yeah, I hear she's really into explosive gas gag gifts ;-)

Pasadena CC: Maybe we could arrange to send one to you if you promise to NOT make all those creepy changes, eh? ;-)

Z: I hear you. It's a sad state of affairs, indeed. If a republican administration were to pull a stunt like this, it would be all over the news.

dmarks: Hill's an old hand at the political game. Just look at her charitable contributions over the years... they will underwhelm you.


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