…is typing the phrase “XXX XXXX gave me” into Google and seeing what famous people have given the internet users. It started with ‘Don Johnson gave me a Siberian Husky’ and followed quickly into…. ‘Scott Baio gave me pink eye’
Leonard Cohen Gave Me 200 Franc
Bob Dylan gave me hope
Bruce Springsteen gave me copyright permission.
Paul McCartney gave me permission to sing Yesterday
Sting gave me a welcome!!!!!
Neil Young gave me a song writing lesson at a half-price rate¹
Billy Corgan gave me a virus
Elvis Costello gave me the best radio show I’ve heard in ages
Paul Weller gave me 20 Rothmans
Dizzee Rascal gave me brain damage
Vladimir Putin gave me 1,000$
Barack Obama gave me hope today
Nicolas Sarkozy gave me – through
Yves Jego – his formal agreement for an interview
David Cameron gave me ‘soft, girly’ job
Alex Salmond gave me this Adam Smith quote he’d scribbled out
Nigel Farage gave me this medal at Bournemouth
Leon Trotsky gave me a monograph on Dialectical Materialism
Tony Blair gave me the same reply as John Scarlett
George W Bush Gave Me Writer’s Block!¹
Silvio Berlusconi gave me cash after we had sex
¹Coincidentally, both of these come from Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.