Thursday, November 05, 2009
President Obama and Gordon Brown are shown a time machine which can see 100
years into the future.
They both decide to test it by asking a question each.
President Obama goes first:
"What will the USA be like in 100 years time?"
The machine whirrs and beeps and goes into action and gives him a printout, he reads it out:
"The country is in good hands under the new president, crime is non-existent, there is no conflict, the economy is healthy. There are no worries"
Gordon Brown thinks "It's not bad this time machine, I'll have a bit of that" so he asks:
"What will Britain be like in 100 years time?"
The machine whirrs and beeps and goes into action, and he gets a printout.
But he just stares at it.
"Come on Gordon" says Obama, "Tell us what it says"
"I can't! It's all in Arabic!"