Gordon Brown can’t even watch his DVDs

You know what sucks? Flying all the way to Washington for a high-profile meeting with the U.S. president only to get the cold shoulder. You know what’s worse? Getting him a rare and thoughtful gift and getting a bunch of DVDs in return. You know what’s even worse than that? Not even being able to ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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You know what sucks? Flying all the way to Washington for a high-profile meeting with the U.S. president only to get the cold shoulder. You know what's worse? Getting him a rare and thoughtful gift and getting a bunch of DVDs in return. You know what's even worse than that? Not even being able to watch the DVDs

The Telegraph reports that when Brown recently settled in for the night to watch Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, he got a "wrong region" message on his screen. Turns out the DVDs Obama had given him were formatted to play on North American players.

Poor guy.

You know what sucks? Flying all the way to Washington for a high-profile meeting with the U.S. president only to get the cold shoulder. You know what’s worse? Getting him a rare and thoughtful gift and getting a bunch of DVDs in return. You know what’s even worse than that? Not even being able to watch the DVDs

The Telegraph reports that when Brown recently settled in for the night to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, he got a “wrong region” message on his screen. Turns out the DVDs Obama had given him were formatted to play on North American players.

Poor guy.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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