Friday, January 12, 2007

Greece Joins Al-Qaeda

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum. It blew up. Sorta. Someone on their 6AM commute in Athens shot an anti-tank rocket grenade (RPG) at the US embassy insignia. They hit the third-floor toilets. (Not making this up.)

I've been waiting for the Greeks to turn on us and reject the American Way of Life for about 2,500 years now, and it's finally happened. If any of you have met more than one taxi driver in Athens, you know that Al-Qaeda will be adopted in solidarity, hugged and kissed on the cheek, offered an Ouzo, expected to communicate in fluent Greek while being driven on a circuitous, meter-spinning route through neighborhoods which haven't gotten a remodel since Napoleon's troops were scratching grafitti on the pyramids at Giza, lectured incomprehensibly on the former glories of Greece, and then dropped off to pine for service at a bad restaurant.

Al-Qaeda will, however, have to compete with groups like November 17, Revolutionary Struggle, and the ACPU (Aggressive Cretan Prostitutes Union). The US embassy is hit with a rocket every ten years by one of these groups on a round-robin basis. So get in line, Osama, and whatever you do, don't give RPGs to the cabbies. Remember, they don't hate us for our freedoms. They despise us, they hate you, and please send their regards to their cousins in Erie.


HopeSpringsATurtle said...

"America had a liberal president once who had an IQ of 175. Oddly, he is still alive. But not for long."

You forgot to say 'Christian and proud'. Carter was the first Pres to really bring his faith into office with him. When contrasted with the theo-thugs of today, yet another area of their utter hypocrisy shows up.

MarcLord said...

Yes, but he wore a Mr. Rogers sweater once and talked about energy conservation. Empires do not conserve. For such a smart guy, he sure expected a lot of us.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

So do I Marc...

MarcLord said...

I know you do, Hope. I can foresee a future in which there's an atmosphere of competitive conservation in America. Obviously we're not there yet.

We at Casa Lord have tried to structure our lives into a lower "footprint." My wife and I work at home, live within walking/bus distance of cafes, shopping, the University, etc. Started a garden. Subdivided our house into an apartment. Nothing to crow about, but heading in the right direction.

Sure would be nice if there were tax credits for solar panels or there were when Carter was prez. ;-)