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10 Phrases That Only Greeks Will Understand (video)

Every language has its own peculiarities and sometimes many phrases may sound weird to someone who is not a native speaker. The Greek language is, of course, the same but did the Greeks go too far? Let’s find out if you will...

Samaras' Golden Dawn Trump Card: Joker

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Capitalist leader, may yet rue that he sat on his hands and let the neo-Nazi nutcakes of Golden Dawn run amok, beating immigrants, demanding the arrest of blasphemers, shutting down plays,...

The World Cup: Why Americans Don't Like Soccer

The World Cup wasn't long into its first game between host Brazil and some other team when one of the players from one of the teams, breathed on by a rival, went down faster than a two-dollar hooker in...

Greece’s Success Story is Killing People  

While Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his cohorts were celebrating because Greece floated a bond, a 35-year-old woman fell – without floating – to her death when she jumped off a building in the western Athens neighborhood in Peristeri. That...

The PASOK Follies: Unfunniest Show On Earth

Just when things get grim in Greece, you can always turn to the vanishing PASOK Anti-Socialists for a few yuks, featuring their answer to Abbott and Costello, current leader Evangelos "The Opportunist" Venizelos and the man he succeeded, so...

The Great Hellenikon Park Sell-Out

The most valuable piece of real estate in the world is New York’s Central Park – precisely because it is a park in the heart of the capital of the world and would be worth an uncountable amount of...

Too Late For To Potami in Greece

Once upon a time, Athens had a river running through it, the Kifissos, flowing from Mt. Parnitha through the city down to the Saronic Gulf. A city really needs a river or body of water to be considered World...

Clooney KO's BoJo Over The Parthenon Marbles

Not since the late actress and Culture Minister Melina Mercouri; the eloquent writer and unbeatable debater Christopher Hitchens and his friend, Scottish Prof. Robert Browning - also dead - has Greece had, in actor-director-activist George Clooney, such an ambassador...

Now Anastasiades Sleeps With The Enemy

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will succeed in his burning desire to reunify the island, whose northern third is still occupied by a standing Turkish army and unlawful invaders, right about the time Greece gets back Istanbul, which it still...

New Democracy's Marx Brothers For Mayor

Next to watching a Marx Brothers movie, nothing is as entertaining these days as watching Greece's New Democracy Capitalists running around like Keystone Cops trying to figure out who's in charge and who's doing what to who and why...