Monday, March 9, 2009

Hurry! Hit the Reset Button!

As you may have heard on the news, President Obama has shown concern over the cold relations between the United States and Russia and has voiced his desire to "reset" the situation.

You also may have heard that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a recent trip to Russia, during which she gave the Russian Foreign Minister a little trinket to express how much the Obama Administration truly wishes to acheive their goal.

So what do you give a Foreign Minister to show how sincere your commitments are? A Reset Button, of course!

Secretary Clinton pulled out a box with a big red button on top that had the word "RESET" written in both English and Russian. While the idea was very clever, a problem soon arose: the Russian word was wrong. Instead of перезагрузка they put the word перегрузка , meaning overload/overcharge!


(this is just a spoof button, btw)

Oh well. It was amusing all the same, and they still pushed the button for the cameras. Here's the clip from YouTube:

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