July 07, 2015

A couple of #Grexit and #Eurozone jokes — and #grexit_songs

First, have you heard about the hot new mixed drink sweeping Central Europe?

The Berlin Boomerang is the hot new drink replacing the Moscow Mule.

It’s composed of two parts schapps, a dash of sauerKraut juice and a double pinch of bitters.

It's a favorite of Angela Merkel, the Iron Chancellor 2.0.

It’s often an apertif drink with the new Athenian dessert, Brokelava.


Brokelava? It’s just like baklava, but with a few differences.

You follow a baklava recipe, but cut out 30 percent of the butter and don’t add the almonds or pistachios.

After it’s baked, you relayer it, add the nuts, but then take 90 percent back out.

Germans love its austere taste; Greek tax collectors love it after they chase it with three shots of ouzo.


Meanwhile, the European Union has recognized that a weak financial union looks like the United States’ old Articles of Confederation. Some folks are pushing for fuller unification.

To start it off, they have proposed a new “national” anthem for the Eurozone.

Euro, Euro über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze
Brüderlich zusammenhält.
Von der Maas bis an die Memel,
Von Ebro bis Ägäisch,
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt!
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt!

(Translated, first the original, then mine:

Germany, Germany above all things,
Above everything in the world,
when, for protection and defense,
it always stands brotherly together .
From the Meuse to the Memel,
From the Adige to the Belt,
Germany, Germany above all things,
Above everything in the world!
Germany, Germany above all things,
Above everything in the world!

Euro, Euro above all things,
Above everything in the world,
when, for protection and defense,
it always stands brotherly together.
From the Meuse to the Memel,
From Ebro to Aegean
Germany, Germany above all things,
Above everything in the world!
Germany, Germany above all things,
Above everything in the world!)


Voila! European Union! Best pictured when sung by the Iron Chancellor 2.0.

(All images via Wikipedia.)

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