Friday, 23 April 2010



It's like the Guns of Navarone, all over again, said Greek premier, Stavros Notgotanydosholopoulous, we need help from our fellow Europeans, only this time it's Herman the German, or An-gula, the jackbooted carpetmuncher, Merkel, who will be helping us, makes a change from them lining-up our resistance fighters in the town square and shooting them and strafing our olive groves from Stuka dive bombers, the filthy, Nazi bastards.
Yes, and we want Cyprus back again, said Archbishop Costos Everydrachmayouhave,
and drive those heathen muslim bastards into the sea
Anyway,  once we get our loans sorted out we can get back to our traditional Greek practices, which have so enchanted the famous English  philosopher, Mr The Dyers Garden,  that is to say, getting pissed on Ouzo, smashing plates up, dancing with each other to Greek ukelele music and fucking young men up their fine classical arses. Or doing it with those half-man-half-horse thingies.

From the Golden Age of Civilisation
Some classical Hellenic bestiality.

The Greek financial crisis is likely to be repeated shortly in the UK, where most of the government is homosexual, religious or both.


Elby the Beserk said...

Cyprus. Do you remember that nutter "Archbishop" Makarios? Whatever happened to him? (Apart from dying, that is)

call me ishmael said...

Yes EOKA, Makarios, all sorts kicking off, there was.

What I really want to know, though, is whetever happened to Walid Jumblatt, of the Druze Militia. These terrorist, they storm into one's life and then just disappear. It's not good enough.

Anonymous said...

Walid Jumblatt, I always thought Micheal Bentine invented that name is still active getting on a bit now.

mrs narcolept said...

I used to think his name was Wally, not very terrifying for a terrist.

Is money entirely imaginary? Couldn't everyone who is globally pretending to have it just agree to pretend it is worth about a tenth of what they were previously pretending it was worth, and settle for that?

call me ishmael said...

I think if ordinary people agreed to a ninety per cent devaluation and the worth of rich people's money was increased tenfold you might be in with a chance, mrs n. But then something like that already happens and we're still in the shit.

Does anyone else have memories of old Walid, one gets so tired of one's every idle query being answered comprehensively, at saturation level, on wikipedia ? I sometimes think that this whole Internet thing is a waste of time, some bastard has always been there first.

Anonymous said...

I have never been to the PIIG countries never overextended my borrowings working on the idea if I can't afford it I don't want it. So saying I have an awful feeling I will be made to pay for these fuck ups and the bonus paid to employees of Goldman Sachs. Where did I go right?

call me ishmael said...

Yes we have a duty to compensate Willy Wanker of British-Dago Airways and his holidaying passengers, Michael O'Looney of Air Begorrah and his, in fact, all those insufficiently insured or too poor to look after themselves while abroad or to properly insure their wonderful. successful go-ahead collapsing businesses. Those of us who don't holiday in Florida or Dubai or bathe in the blue Aegean, living the fucking dream, well, we deserve to be punished, innit.

Dick the Prick said...

He's just kneeing the horsey dude in the knackers

jgm2 said...

I have some sympathy for O'Leary. He's out of pocket enough as it is without somehow being held legally responsible for the additional accommodation and meals that folk ran up while this volcano was doing its thing.

Practically every (every?) insurance I've ever had has a specific exclusion for so-called acts of God or at least force majeur. I'd say a volcano kicking off constituted force majeur. Whatever law the EU enacted I cannot believe its purpose was to have airlines underwrite the possibility of a volcano blowing its stack and grounding flights.
I think you'll find O'Leary (and Walsh and Branson) unless they get an EU handout will be returning these claims with a politely worded 'fuck off'.

In any case I predict a hasty re-writing of the EU Directive to make it clear the airlines are not the insurer of last resort.

mongoose said...

The terrifying thing to contemplate, Mr Ishmael, is that we are even more skint than the Greeks. (Structural deficit approx 10% of GDP compared to Zorba's 6%. Horrible things are about to happen to us all, beginning on May 7th.

woman on a raft said...

I don't normally contradict you Mr DtP, but I think you'll find that he'll need much longer legs if he wants to kick the horsey dude in the knackers.

That is the horsey dude attempting to hoof the man in the danglies.

Anonymous said...

Goldman Sachs have boasted that they made a fortune from the sub prime market in the US I wonder how much the bastards will make out of this moneyfest.

call me ishmael said...

In any case I predict a hasty re-writing of the EU Directive to make it clear the airlines are not the insurer of last resort.

24 April 2010 11:26

Yes that would be the sensible thing but it doesn't follow, mr jgm2, that in the meantime we should insure the airlines against what are just the perils of being in business. The Governments acted in good faith and reacted when pressured into setting a lower safety criterion, in this case, like social workers, damned if they do and damned if they don't, unless we want to be completely and not just partially governed by the business interests of arseholes like the trio you mention, there will always be conflicts of this nature and in this rare instance I am with the dwarf, Adonis. Safety first.