European Crisis Explanation... For Dummies From Greeks

Tyler Durden's picture

Pulling no punches and as irreverent as we can imagine, Mr. Panos - the Greek 'Borat' - explains (with a somewhat shocking sense of reality) just what the European crisis - most specifically the Greek 'angle' - is all about. From taxes, tourists, shadow economies, war retribution, and german-union realities -  after watching this clip, everything about Greece will be henceforth clear...except perhaps whether Greece has higher exports of Potassium than Kazakhstan. Enjoy.


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jcia's picture

I want a gyro.

Careless Whisper's picture

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Michael's picture

Goddamit, I thought I was the only one with that plan to make the international banking cartel bankrupt itself.

stacking12321's picture

no plan needed. they will manage that just fine on their own, no amount of FRN printing will save them, just give it a couple of years.

FEDbuster's picture

There are reports of big offshore oil discoveries in Greece.  So soon, the Greek Islands will be surrounded by drilling platforms, and Greeks will be driving Rolls Royces?  It would be great if the other Euro countries had to kiss Greece's ass to get their gasoline!  Twist of fate.

nope-1004's picture

"Saved the world in the battle of Crete".  Priceless.


Sudden Debt's picture

We lazy? No, we resting.

Gohn Galt's picture

We pay the tax for 400 years and now we on vacation.

citta vritti's picture

it was something like, working for the turks for 400 years, now we on vacation.

redpill's picture

Whew, it's not even happy hour yet and I thought that was some funny shit.  I'll have to watch it again after a bottle of Ouzo.

Gohn Galt's picture

That's right, it was work for the Turk's for 400 years.  Turk's Taxes,  whats the difference?  and what happened to the edit button?

tempo's picture

The argument for global trade and Foxconn $1.25/hr wages is that free trade leads to better lifes for the workers is the same thing said by the 1850 slave traders. AAPL lives up to its motto..."think different" (yea like a slave trader)

tmosley's picture

Uhhh, they didn't say that, and slaves weren't paid wages.

How fucking stupid can you get?

Take your ass over to China and try to buy a slave.  I DARE YOU.  You can't, because they aren't slaves, any more than the kids working at McDonalds are slaves.  

ffart's picture

I just wonder who started this meme, because every company in the tech industry contracts manufacturing out to the exact same Chinese factories. Jealous RIMM employees?

citta vritti's picture

I think the battle of crete in ww2 was first in which paratroopers were used; Goering wanted to show off. They landed all over the place (so did U.S. on d-day) ending up in big screw up by the Germans except the British then screwed it up even more, not realizing in fog of war they were winning, and really being stretched too thin. Still, I think the British and Greeks did delay Germany on moving forward on Barbarossa (russia attack) until Crete was secured, so I can see how the Greeks, who suffered horribly during the war from German reprisals for resistance, to say nothing of deliberate German destruction of economy through hyperinflation (there was a ZH thread on that), will take credit where they can. 

faustian bargain's picture

speaking of careless whispers, I wonder what Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou is up to these days.

GenX Investor's picture

Oh F-Yea.  That was awesome.  "We know you Chinese people who fought with Germany, you used to call yourself Japaneese."  That was awesome!

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

 One thing that really gets me, is when people blame the boomers (in Greece and around the world) for loading up future unborn generations with debt. This is not their fault. "Personal responsibility" is just a term used by libertarians and ignorant right-wing interests to make us feel guilty. Well, I'm not falling for it. I am proud of supporting government debt as it boosts the economy through fiscal stimulus and assists with many vital government functions. It also helps employ many government employees that would otherwise have to compete in the dog-eat-dog free market. So, I'm not going to apologize, ever.


GeneMarchbanks's picture

But you are sorry. BTW, no such thing as Greek 'Boomers'. It is strictly a Anglo phenomenon.

lemonobrien's picture

not true; after WWII everyone got down.

Dr. Engali's picture

Better be careful MDB. I think you're funny but Tyler's been on a troll hunt. You might be in danger. Maybe we can get you put on the endangered species list.

Decolat's picture

I thought ZH hired MDB to keep the conversation 'frothy'. Please don't fire Mr. Bonus, because we need to keep the disscusion 'open minded', and 'fair and balanced'. 

GCT's picture

LOL Doc there is a difference between a troll and pure entertainment.  I consider MDB pure entertainment on this site.  Every now and then we all need good laughs.

Dr. Engali's picture

I agree. I liked Robo too. It was funny watching everybody get their panties in a wad when he posted.

TrulyBelieving's picture

Pretty good, MDB, ...pretty good.  You are commended.

Fuh Querada's picture

MDB (pause for yawning fit)  is so predictable.

Melin's picture

as are the responses of its fans.

Harlequin001's picture

as far as it goes, that was pretty lame...

nmewn's picture

Hey MDB...I didn't know you had a Greek son!

Tell him thank you for me ;-)

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

His name was Robert Paulsonopoulous

jrpuffnstuff's picture

MDB, you and Trav always bring a smile to my face!

Seorse Gorog from that Quantum Entanglement Fund. alright_.-'s picture

Worse, the government employees would otherwise turn to unproductive crime... Do we want generations of crackheads and fly-tippers roaming the streets getting away with contributing nothing to the booming economy? Obviously if you're an anarchic nihilistic libertarian than you do. That Ron Paul's is as big a terrorist as that miscreant the Dalai Lama (the 14th Daily llama, not the 13th one).

Stax Edwards's picture

How do you do it MDB? No, really, how do you do it?

spentCartridge's picture

I'd say an online creative writing course coupled with a wry sense of humour and too much spare time.

Devils and idle hands with all that that may entail ...


Funny shit though.


boogerbently's picture

Soc. Sec. was (is) a mandatory tax.

When it is reimbursed to us, if your "married filing jointly" income is over $32,000/yr, you need to pay taxes on it....again!

Taxed on a tax.

 Forced retirement savings, that post-baby boomers think we shouldn't receive.

And they call US the "me" generation.

theMAXILOPEZpsycho's picture

taxed on a tax??eh where did the money come from? it aint the money you paid in pal, its stolen from the young

goldcoastgirl's picture

I wish I could vote you down more than once

MeelionDollerBogus's picture


that's what I'm talking about

trollin with STYLE

thumbs up :D

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

I want a gyro.



GOSPLAN HERO's picture

German food beats Greek food.