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  • Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 60M1J1.DTL

    <<You have to feel sorry for the Athens folks.

    This is the silliest an Olympic host has looked in preparation for the Games since 1936, when word leaked that Adolf Hitler secretly was training to compete in the 400-meter goose-step.

    Greece is frantically preparing to host this summer's (yes, Greece, this summer's) Olympics. To say the Greeks are behind schedule is like saying the Amish space program lags behind Russia's.

    Serious questions have arisen:.....>>

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    Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

    There are a lot of false statements in this article. There are no drachmas any more in Greece (just euros) and I don't think you can find falafel anywhere in Athens.

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    • #3
      Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

      >There are a lot of false statements in this article. There are no drachmas any
      >more in Greece (just euros) and I don't think you can find falafel anywhere in
      >Athens.

      Pretty sure the Amish have dropped their space program too. He wasn't much easier on his native land either so I wouldn't take it personally.

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      • #4
        Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

        I just don't want you all guys go to Athens this Summer with the wrong falafel anticipations and, oi vey, find out that there is no falafel. Plenty of souvlaki though and tiropita joints.

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          Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

          For all the international griping after the Olympic Games eight years ago, Atlanta does not look so bad anymore against its one time major 1996 competitor.

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          • #6
            Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

            ........and tiropita joints."

            Won't WADA object?

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            • #7
              Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

              Not if you don't inhale.

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              • #8
                Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

                <tiropita joints>

                Lefteris, what are tiropita joints?
                "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                  Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

                  ><tiropita joints>

                  >Lefteris, what are tiropita joints?

                  Joints as in cafes is my guess and:

                  Tiropita 5.25 - Feta and Parmesan cheese melted together inside a phyllo pastry triangle.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

                    >><tiropita joints>

                    >Lefteris, what are tiropita joints?

                    Joints as in
                    >cafes is my guess and:

                    Tiropita 5.25 - Feta and Parmesan cheese melted
                    >together inside a phyllo pastry triangle.


                    Very good, thank you.

                    One more Athens2004 related thing... too good not to mention. I am reading in the Greek papers today that there is a problem with the torches used in the Olympic torch relay and in combination with the strong winds, the fire was extinguished quite few times. I hope they didn't have to run back to Olympia to light them again!!!! And for those who are going to rush to conclusions and accuse those lazy stupid Greeks again for not knowing what they are doing.... the torches were made in Australia.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

                      >>><tiropita joints>

                      >Lefteris, what are tiropita joints?

                      Joints as
                      >in
                      >cafes is my guess and:

                      Tiropita 5.25 - Feta and Parmesan cheese
                      >melted
                      >together inside a phyllo pastry triangle.


                      Very good, thank
                      >you.

                      These left coast guys have drugs on the brain.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Humorist Scott Ostler On Athens Situation

                        Apparently this guy has NO CLUE about what's going on beyond his state's borders...not to mention beyond the Atlantic Ocean!Thank God he at least knows that we are talking about Athens, Greece and not Athens, OHIO!!!

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