GordoMeme: The Obama DVD set

Just seen this on Tom Harris's blog (via about 7 others).

Apparently, Barack Obama gave Gordon Brown a set of DVDs as a kind gift recently. The game is simple: you get 2 points for each that you own and have watched, 1 point for those you've seen but don't own, 1 point for those you own but have never watched* and no points for those you've never seen and don't own (even if you intend to watch them this evening). My standing:

Own and have seen:

The Godfather, Raging Bull, Lawrence Of Arabia, Schindler's List, Vertigo, Psycho, Chinatown, Some Like It Hot, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial. (18 points)

Seen but don't own:

Citizen Kane, Singin' In The rain, Gone With The Wind, The Wizard Of Oz, Star Wars Episode IV, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, On The Waterfront, It's A Wonderful Life, The Grapes Of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird. (11 points)

Own but haven't seen:

Casablanca. (1 point)

Neither own nor seen:

City Lights, The Searchers, Sunset Boulevard, The General.

Although I wasn't 'tagged' to play this game, I don't really care about the rules. So I'm going to customise the rules and pass it on.

*In my opinion, if you own one of the DVDs but haven't watched it, you should actually be docked 1 point. So my final score is 28 points. My other new rule is that each person should add one DVD to the list. My choice is: No Country For Old Men.

Though I wasn't passed this game by anyone involved, I'm willing to start a new chain and send it on to:
Graeme, Trevor, Jon, Katie, Andrew and Elena.

8 thoughts on “GordoMeme: The Obama DVD set

  1. Dude, you fell for the capitalist establishment's attempt to foment the illusion of ownership and the consumption of core items of reactionary propaganda, and if you don't pass it on a kitten gets killed. Shame on you.

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  2. I don't actually own any DVDs so I'm in there at around 20. But it's like saying that if you go to visit something on public transport you're somehow worth less than someone who goes there by car. So just what you'd expect of New Labour scum.

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  3. Uffff, this is going to be sad, I fear.

    My DVD collection is non-existent, but I've seen:

    The Godfather, Schindler's List, Vertigo, Chinatown, Some Like It Hot, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, Citizen Kane, The Wizard Of Oz, It's A Wonderful Life, The Graduate, Casablanca (11 points)

    Haven't seen:

    Raging Bull, Psycho, Lawrence Of Arabia, Singin' In the Rain, Gone With The Wind, Star Wars Episode IV, 2001: A Space Odyssey, On The Waterfront, City Lights, The Searchers, Sunset Boulevard, The General

    Read more than once and felt like I've seen:

    The Grapes Of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird

    As for the film to add:

    Do the Right Thing

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  4. Assuming that I'm allowed to include ye olde video formatte, the results of the Graeme jury are as follows:

    Own and have seen:

    The Godfather, Vertigo, Chinatown, Some Like It Hot, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Graduate, On The Waterfront (16)

    Seen but don't own:

    Sunset Boulevard, Psycho, Lawrence Of Arabia, Schindler's List, Singin' In The rain, The Wizard Of Oz, 2001: A Space Odyssey, It's A Wonderful Life, The Grapes Of Wrath, To Kill A Mockingbird. (10)

    Neither own nor seen:

    ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, City Lights, The Searchers, The General, Gone With The Wind, Raging Bull, Star Wars Episode IV,

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