Thursday, March 4, 2010

Anyone Want to Share a Greek Island?

As I'm sure all of you are aware, since this blog tends to attract the type of reader who is terribly interested in the economic welfare of various member states of the European Union (eyes roll back into head), Greece is in an economic pickle.

Basically, they has no monies.  Which is bad because they can't, like, pay people to work.

Enter Germany, a nation well known for offering practical solutions to world-wide problems - excepting of course a period in time lasting roughly from 1920 to 1950 where their definitions of "problem" and "solution" didn't quite jive with sanity.

German MP (which stands for Member of Parliament, as it turns out - you learn something new every day) Frank Schaffler recommended that Greece sell off some of it's islands.

I'm absolutely certain this suggestion was not at all related to the time-honored German penchant for nude bathing and the need for uninhabited islands where they can bathe nudely in peace.

All told, though, it's not a bad idea.

Dear Greece: how much do you want for Lesbos?  That much, eh?  How much to just watch for like fifteen minutes?

I have to say, though, if they do go through with this: how sweet would it be to own a Greek island?  As a matter of fact, I have this dream - crazy, I know - of buying my own island and then opening a theme park that has real live dinosaurs genetically recreated from DNA found in a mosquito preserved in amber.  This would be a great money-making venture and not at all a potentially horrible idea with tragic consequences for Sam Neill (those tragic consequences?  Sequels.)

<- Yeah, like this.  But with dinosaurs.

I would then write a best selling book about my real life experiences.

Who wants in?



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