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European Crisis Explanation... For Dummies From Greeks

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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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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:37 | 2284684 CynicLaureate
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Not so; the spaghetti in Germany is much better than the spaghetti in Greece.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:39 | 2283977 francis_sawyer
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Hello Hans Hello Mrs. Schnitzel face!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:57 | 2284307 Buzz Fuzzel
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Test 1 2 3 test

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:53 | 2283982 Sudden Debt
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And on a possitive note:
Mr Pro Europe explains


For your info'
Carry on up the khyber:
It starts at 1 minute and 50 seconds

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:59 | 2285024 citta vritti
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thank you. excellent tonics for a Friday afternoon. speaking of tonic ...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:41 | 2283988 navy62802
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Gene-yoos. Gene-yoos.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2284036 GeneMarchbanks
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That was Jean-yous I concur. Total comeback of Farcism. Farcists... everywhere I look. I'd be scared but I'm too busy laughing.


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:42 | 2284001 Atomizer
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Snow monkeys vs Muppets

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2284079 Village Smithy
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What exactly is a "snow monkey"?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:10 | 2284117 brooklynlou
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Snow Monkey = Some blond haired blue eyed Aryan type that tries to conquer Europe and Asia only to freeze his floppy freckled penis ... like a moron.

(See also "Hitler never played Risk" by Eddie Izzard)

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:52 | 2284295 nmewn
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 19:30 | 2285527 Absinthe Minded
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Speaking of tonic Nmewn, did u try the New Amsterdam yet?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:14 | 2284136 Atomizer
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:43 | 2284002 Jim in MN
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Don't worry, be happy.  Fry your eggs on your iPad...SUNNY side up



Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:43 | 2284004 Dr. Engali
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That is the funniest damn video I've watched in a long time.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:44 | 2284009 Paul Atreides
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Damn you gotta hand it to those Greeks, I never would have thought of that.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:11 | 2284123 12ToothAssassin
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Dis time dey use dehr brains.


Superior Greek intellect.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:35 | 2284200 MarcusLCrassus
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That reminds me of that great part in Catch-22:


"That is why Italy is winning WWII and why America is losing it..."


N: "You don't understand.  It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."


OM: "No, you have it backwards.  Its better to live on your feet than to die on your knees."





Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:45 | 2284011 Irish66
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You gave Greece the money, you have the problem

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:09 | 2284251 Sudden Debt
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You own the bank 100$, you've got a problem
You own the bank 100 billion $ the bank has a problem.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:45 | 2284012 campag
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never a truer word spoken in jest

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:45 | 2284014 The Axe
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thats fucking funny

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:46 | 2284016 EL INDIO
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Fucking brilliant...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:49 | 2284023 SheepDog-One
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Hallo Mr. Hansel Schnitzelface! We dont have ze problem, YOU gave us ze money, YOU have ze problem now!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2284086 SilverRhino
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Didnt the Germans just relive Greece of all of their gold?


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:06 | 2284103 SheepDog-One
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You have pictures?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:11 | 2284125 brooklynlou
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Are you 100% sure the Greeks gave the Germans gold?

Could be some bauxite spray painted gold.

The real gold is in a matress in the basement someplace

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:27 | 2284181 TruthInSunshine
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If you owe the bank €100,000 you have a problem.

If you owe the bank €100,000,000,000 the bank has a problem.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:50 | 2284030 MarcusLCrassus
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This guy is trolling genius. He realizes that the key to the whole issue of the Euro lays with the German people. 


The moment the German people pressure their own politicians to end the bailouts, the whole Euro house of cards comes tumbling down.   


The more Germans who see this kind of video, the more they will begin pressuring their own politicians to end the bailout. 


Its like psyops. 

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:53 | 2284042 SheepDog-One
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I'm just amazed the German people havent shoved a rod up that little fat troll Merkels ass and roasted her over an open pit yet.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:11 | 2284126 WestVillageIdiot
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Never threaten Angie with a good time.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 23:03 | 2285891 Elliott Eldrich
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Oh crud... Now I understand those "coffee warnings" people put on their postings sometimes...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:03 | 2284092 Village Smithy
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Apparently, like democracy the Greeks invented psyops.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:31 | 2284210 Madrid2020
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I guess Greeks asking for WWII repariations is like blacks in America asking for slavery repariations,like that is ever going to happen! Get off your asses the both of yous(Archie Bunker accent) and get to work!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2284038 Stoploss
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2284040 LongSoupLine
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"Greeks don't fight like heroes...heroes fight like Greeks"

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2284043 Hallpass2012
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:53 | 2284045 Hallpass2012
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& Germany can go fuck themselves

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:53 | 2284048 QuietCorday
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"We worked for the Turks for 400 years; so, now, we are taking vacation!"


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:54 | 2284049 Carbon Skidmark
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:55 | 2284051 themosmitsos
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SchnitzelFace geenious :DDDDDDD

and they freeze in the snow, like morons :D LOL

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:55 | 2284054 Stackers
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BWAAHAAAAAAAA. Oh crap that was funny

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:57 | 2284058 Mercury
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The Greeks may have a secret plan against the Germans but they also appear to have a secret plan against themselves.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:00 | 2284062 evolutionx
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Euro Collapse Explained in 3 Minutes

Reflections on Europes financial woes. Special subject: the economies of the European Community. Which debt is owed by whom? Who will pay the bill?



Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:58 | 2284067 infinity8
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Thank you. This saved me from having a completely shitty day.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:59 | 2284069 peekcrackers
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"running around with your freckle penis "


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:49 | 2284536 hardcleareye
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I didn't need that visual.... lol

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:59 | 2284071 Taffy Lewis
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I hope Hitler doesn't see this :-)

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 18:46 | 2284864 slewie the pi-rat
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i responded to the guy below,  hell_4_whatever

he has a whole string of hitler quotes, praising the greeks for bravery

so i tried to respond to him on an upbeat, anyhow, and i think he junked me!

once you start quoting hitler on zH, who knows...?

nothing past "protecting women's honor" in the 20th century, post-WWII, but a nice quote from papaJoe, thanking the greeks for winning WWII, or some enclave of zve-keenz who are perhaps some tribe or racial group?

well, at least the world is no longer run by a buncha terminal syphilitics;  maybe in another 50 or 100 years, we'll start seeing the improvements more clearly...

this guy is great!  i think the boomers should be able to supply a heluva lotta nude grannies and maybe a tight virgin spinster or two;  it's practically warm enuf right now to just go full everything, everywhere, BiCheZ!  L0L!

don't #0ccupy! #Liberate!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:59 | 2284074 lolmao500
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While in france...

French PM: Country to pass tougher laws on hate speech after series of killings (DPA)

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