What do you give the president who has everything?

State gifts have a long history of goofiness, (300 lbs of lamb?) but I have to hand it to Bill Gates. His recent gift of a traditional mother of pearl-inlaid X-Box 360 to South Korean president Lee Myung-bak is both beautiful and functional. Plus, it helps boost Microsoft’s numbers against Sony for dominance of the ...

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State gifts have a long history of goofiness, (300 lbs of lamb?) but I have to hand it to Bill Gates. His recent gift of a traditional mother of pearl-inlaid X-Box 360 to South Korean president Lee Myung-bak is both beautiful and functional. Plus, it helps boost Microsoft’s numbers against Sony for dominance of the South Korean gaming market.

The decoration is the handiwork of Kim Young-jun [pictured above], the head of a manufacturing company called Gookbo. “I got a call from Microsoft Korea last month,” Kim said. “They told me something about an Xbox, but I had no idea what that was. I thought they were talking about some kind of black box.”

I wonder if Lee will get a free X-Box Live membership as well. It’s time to go pwn some noobs. If you’re ever on “Call of Duty 4” Lee, my gamertag is “tcd004.” See you online!

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