A rare insider’s view of the Bildaburger Conference 2013 at one of the recreational diversions arranged for the delegates on UK August Bank Holiday Monday.
Here you see the confusion on UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s face while he does his best to impress US President Obama by tucking into that most iconic of American foods, the hot dog. Obama, however, is showing Cameron what he really thinks of Aircraft Carrier GB, and giving Dave an estimate of how many years he thinks it is before Cameron will be betrayed by his party, as is typical of the UK Conservatives, and shoved on the scrapheap of history along with Margaret Thatcher.
“Gor blimey, guv’nor” opines Obama “at least you’ll get a decent send orff when you peg it, mistah.” he says in an attempt to repay the cultural compliment by emulating that source of all authentic British accents familiar to the lumpen, sausage-sucking proletariat of the United States, Dick Van Dyke.
Or possibly Obama’s taking the piss, and he is also aware that this particular two-fingered salute means “f*ck off” in Britain.
What’s more, if you watch a video of how hot dogs are made, or do any research about what’s in them, you will understand how that singular, chemically-dyed digit of highly processed, cellulose-encapsulated carcinogens, served in an extruded sleeve of bleachy starch, is also the hot food equivalent of giving someone the finger.