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We may be fucked but we are less fucked than you…

I received this via e-mail and thought it was too good not to share…



11 comments to We may be fucked but we are less fucked than you…

  • So, perhaps asking the obvious, is this our leading example for ‘ever closer union’?

    Best regards

  • Mike James

    Ah, but Ireland is not Uganda.

  • Laird

    “I am not a crook.”

  • lucklucky

    Only Uganda will have a bright future.

  • veryretired

    I must confess that, except for the unfortunate fact that so many ordinary people will go down with this Titanic, there is something immensely satisfying about watching so many elitists agonize as their latest game of 3 card monte swirls around the drain.

    I can only imagine the frenzy of scapegoating that will follow the crash.

  • 'Nuke' Gray

    Well, the English will be to blame- for allowing all those tax-exiles to have a safe haven! If Britain was in the Euro, then the tax-fleers would be forced to stay and help!!! Perfidious Albion!!

  • 'Nuke' Gray

    This is like an incomplete logic puzzle. We just need a few more ‘not’ clues. spain is not in Eastern Europe, etc. Has anyone come up with a solution? where do all these countries go?

  • Slartibartfarst

    What a brilliant collection of clichés!
    Is there a name for this? It looks to be a new class of cliché altogether.
    They are amusing anyway – in their own right, I mean – but if they are all true sources and not made up just as a joke, then they are a truly hilarious joke on the people and mindsets that caused them to be uttered.

    I wonder, are they real clichés – statements made independently and without concious reference to one another, as in “going forward”, or “at this point in time”?
    Or were they perhaps made deliberately as a cynical script – like Obama’s empty “…one of our greatest/most important allies” cliché said directly to almost each and every visiting representative from other, smaller nations?

    I suspect that it could be a deliberate Euro word-play. If you make such statements from the point of view of each collapsing economy in the Euro-daisy chain, then they are all equal, but still collectively “together”. No separatism. Safety in numbers, that sort of thing. No given economy can be singled out as being absolutely “the worst”, since “the worst” has an ambiguous definition.

    I am not a Euro-taxpayer, but I reckon it might be worth paying unelected Euro-politicians their high salaries if they can come up with amazing jokes like this. Euro-taxpayers might not agree with this, of course.

  • Laird

    I think the term you’re searching for, Slartibartfarst, is “metacliché”.

  • Ian Bennett

    “I am not Spartacus, and neither is my wife.”

  • Ian, I did not realise that was a Doctor Who quote until it was pointed out to me by an Italian Dr. Who fan 🙂