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Settling Debts

Posted in General on November 3rd, 2011 by Eugene Finerman – 6 Comments

Greek Government Threatens Financial Default; European Economy Could Collapse

Official Response of the Greek Government

Dear Barbarians,

To us, this is not a “bail-out” but a long overdue repayment.  Think of it as rent for the Elgin Marbles.  And yes, we want them back, along with the Shroud of Turin, the Apollo Belvedere, Venus de Milo.  You know, just give us half your museums.  And since we need a place to put it all, give us back Southern Italy, Sicily, Constantinople and Anatolia.

Then, there is the question of copyright licensing.  You owe us for democracy.  We’ll call it five hundred years’ worth.  Yes, we can send that bill to the English and the Americans, although the French can chip in a little, too.  Then there is 2500 years of medicine and theater; maybe you can split that with the Jews.

So, you are only giving us what’s rightfully ours.  And if you don’t like it, you people are used to Dark Ages.