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(NPR)   Constant media coverage of the Greek crisis, showing Athens becoming a post-Apocalyptic burned out hellhole, means the tourism industry is really taking it up the tailpipe. "I mean, you can easily be the only people at a restaurant"   (npr.org) divider line 95
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2012-07-15 06:15:57 PM
Come on Bethesda!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-15 06:49:53 PM

Ed Finnerty: Come on Bethesda!

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They do a good job with their environments. A Greek Fallout would probably look farking awesome.
 
2012-07-15 07:40:55 PM
The whole point of the media coverage was to wreck the country for daring to resist what bankers in Germany decided was good for them.

It worked.
 
2012-07-15 07:52:05 PM

Lsherm: Ed Finnerty: Come on Bethesda!

[i.imgur.com image 850x564]

They do a good job with their environments. A Greek Fallout would probably look farking awesome.


I think I would rather see London. If I were in Greece I'd spend all my time wondering why everyone speaks English.
 
2012-07-15 07:59:53 PM

Ambivalence: Lsherm: Ed Finnerty: Come on Bethesda!

[i.imgur.com image 850x564]

They do a good job with their environments. A Greek Fallout would probably look farking awesome.

I think I would rather see London. If I were in Greece I'd spend all my time wondering why everyone speaks English.


Kansas City or GTFO.

Seriously, the town gets nuked in every Cold War film there is.
 
2012-07-15 08:00:30 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-15 08:03:18 PM
I'm just waiting for them to dump the euro. Think of the exchange rate on the drachma. Shopping!
 
2012-07-15 08:05:11 PM

Ambivalence: Lsherm: Ed Finnerty: Come on Bethesda!

[i.imgur.com image 850x564]

They do a good job with their environments. A Greek Fallout would probably look farking awesome.

I think I would rather see London. If I were in Greece I'd spend all my time wondering why everyone speaks English.


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Based on personal experience I would say that everyone on welfare in the UK is living on the beaches of Greece while subletting their government paid housing back in the UK.
 
2012-07-15 08:05:35 PM

Ed Finnerty: Come on Bethesda!

[i.imgur.com image 850x564]


that's awesome!
 
2012-07-15 08:10:18 PM
Who wants to eat at a Greek restaurant? The only way they prepare any kind of food is to grill it and then drench it in olive oil.
 
2012-07-15 08:14:35 PM

fusillade762: I'm just waiting for them to dump the euro. Think of the exchange rate on the drachma. Shopping!


When I was there for the summer of 2005, a lot of the Greeks I spoke to were not happy with the Euro. One man told me that when they changed prices from drachma to the euro they did it in such a way that some things, like bread, were immediately a lot more expensive. One of my professors also told that Greece was a hell of a lot more affordable before the transition.

At least from the tourism point of view, the Euro has got to have been bad for most of the Euro countries. Except for the few countries that had currencies stronger than the dollar, it was a major incentive for Americans to travel there, knowing the dollar would go farther. I'm sure it was similar for the British as well since the pound has always been such a strong currency. And I'm sure it would have been the same for other countries that I'm just not aware of. Granted the move to the Euro was clearly not heavily influenced by the tourism industry, but the countries that are struggling right now (Italy, Greece, Spain and Ireland), have always been dependent on tourism.
 
2012-07-15 08:17:22 PM
I imagine most of the decline has come from a decline in German tourists. I am also sure this as resulted in some mixed feelings. They could market this lack of Krauts to the rest of Europe.
 
2012-07-15 08:17:25 PM
Wasteland and Fallout: New Vegas -- Mojave desert locales

Fallout -- California

Fallout 2 -- Northern California and Pacific Coast badlands, Reno

Fallout Tactics -- Midwest; Chicago to Colorado Springs

Fallout 3 -- Washington, D.C. area

Fallout 4 -- Hm. Texas? Florida? NYC? Toronto/Detroit/Buffalo? (I recall there was a scientifically advanced "nation" in the north in Fallout 3, though the wiki says the Commonwealth was located in Mass.)

Fallout New Vegas would be the best if it wasn't for the bugs from hell ruining the experience -- had NCR guys attacking me while I'm allied with them and just came back from killing Caesar, wtf. Also wanted to have an ending giving Vegas to the Enclave as they were my allies for the final battle.

And Fallout Tactics needs a sequel.
 
2012-07-15 08:20:13 PM

Practical_Draconian: Wasteland and Fallout: New Vegas -- Mojave desert locales

Fallout -- California

Fallout 2 -- Northern California and Pacific Coast badlands, Reno

Fallout Tactics -- Midwest; Chicago to Colorado Springs

Fallout 3 -- Washington, D.C. area

Fallout 4 -- Hm. Texas? Florida? NYC? Toronto/Detroit/Buffalo? (I recall there was a scientifically advanced "nation" in the north in Fallout 3, though the wiki says the Commonwealth was located in Mass.)

Fallout New Vegas would be the best if it wasn't for the bugs from hell ruining the experience -- had NCR guys attacking me while I'm allied with them and just came back from killing Caesar, wtf. Also wanted to have an ending giving Vegas to the Enclave as they were my allies for the final battle.

And Fallout Tactics needs a sequel.


Kansas. City. Or. G.T.F.O.

I mean, Texas? Detroit? There are places in West Texas that look like a nuclear wasteland as is and wasting parts of Detroit might be an improvement.
 
2012-07-15 08:21:58 PM

Jackal_N: The worse the economy the shorter the skirt.

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Those guys look like total dorks. Seriously. Very few military uniforms look that dweeby. I'd laugh my ass off if I saw them coming my way.
 
2012-07-15 08:26:42 PM
Each fold in the skirt represents a year of Turkish rule/oppression tradition is all for the greeks, go to the unspoiled by this islands and enjoy
 
KIA
2012-07-15 08:26:57 PM
Step 1) Israel buys Greece
Step 2) Israel relocates, Greece pays debts
Step 3) Peace in the middle east and stable financial markets.

/ Flame on
 
2012-07-15 08:28:26 PM

Marine1: Those guys look like total dorks. Seriously. Very few military uniforms look that dweeby. I'd laugh my ass off if I saw them coming my way.



That's exactly what they were developed to do.

i42.tinypic.com

(too obscure?)
 
2012-07-15 08:30:43 PM
Those who fight "for the people" tend not to care about the people.

They'll destroy their country to save it from capitalists.
 
2012-07-15 08:30:44 PM

Practical_Draconian: And Fallout Tactics needs a sequel.


I finished that a month ago. Was funny to get orders from Red Forman. But WOW was that unforgivingly hard. Playing Fallout BoS and wow is that easily the worst.
 
2012-07-15 08:31:49 PM
Still better than Detroit.
 
2012-07-15 08:35:30 PM
I visited Bali earlier this year. You know, the tropical island paradise made famous by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in The Road to Bali?

There were several nights when I was the only person in a restaurant aside from the bartender and some clearly under-age girls out front trying to draw people in. Greece is not a precious snowflake.
 
2012-07-15 08:36:26 PM
It's coming America, no shiat. Just stock up on plenty of guns/ammo, dehydrated food stuffs, whiskey and 'Mein Kampf'.
 
2012-07-15 08:37:03 PM

Practical_Draconian: Fallout 4 -- Hm. Texas? Florida? NYC? Toronto/Detroit/Buffalo? (I recall there was a scientifically advanced "nation" in the north in Fallout 3, though the wiki says the Commonwealth was located in Mass.)


I recall some implication that the commonwealth scientific labs were at MIT so...Fallout Boston? That actually wouldn't be so bad. Lots of historic landmarks blown to shiat. that could be interesting.
 
2012-07-15 08:37:20 PM

Marine1: Jackal_N: The worse the economy the shorter the skirt.

[media.npr.org image 850x478]

Those guys look like total dorks. Seriously. Very few military uniforms look that dweeby. I'd laugh my ass off if I saw them coming my way.


I'm betting they could kick your sorry video-game-playing ass without raising a sweat.

/it's the ceremonial uniform of of the evzones who guard the tomb of the unknow
 
2012-07-15 08:38:40 PM
Greek. Tailpipe. I like it. I mean the clever headline. +1 subby. I'll be going now. Through the back door.
 
2012-07-15 08:40:46 PM

HotWingAgenda: I visited Bali earlier this year. You know, the tropical island paradise made famous by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in The Road to Bali?

There were several nights when I was the only person in a restaurant aside from the bartender and some clearly under-age girls out front trying to draw people in. Greece is not a precious snowflake.


Greece is a precious snowflake just like every other tourist destination.
 
2012-07-15 08:41:47 PM
Tourist lover to see ruins. It my take a few hundred years but still.
 
2012-07-15 08:42:04 PM

david_gaithersburg: Ambivalence: Lsherm: Ed Finnerty: Come on Bethesda!

[i.imgur.com image 850x564]

They do a good job with their environments. A Greek Fallout would probably look farking awesome.

I think I would rather see London. If I were in Greece I'd spend all my time wondering why everyone speaks English.

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Based on personal experience I would say that everyone on welfare in the UK is living on the beaches of Greece while subletting their government paid housing back in the UK.


Bravo Sir,.... that was awesome
 
2012-07-15 08:45:27 PM

darwinoid: Marine1: Jackal_N: The worse the economy the shorter the skirt.

[media.npr.org image 850x478]

Those guys look like total dorks. Seriously. Very few military uniforms look that dweeby. I'd laugh my ass off if I saw them coming my way.

I'm betting they could kick your sorry video-game-playing ass without raising a sweat.

/it's the ceremonial uniform of of the evzones who guard the tomb of the unknow


And they still look like dorks. That hasn't changed.
 
2012-07-15 08:51:13 PM

GAT_00: The whole point of the media coverage was to wreck the country for daring to resist what bankers in Germany decided was good for them.

It worked.


To be fair, the Greeks cooked their books to remain in the Eurozone, then more or less declared "Paying taxes is for suckers." They shouldn't be in control of their own finances if that's what they consider okay.
 
2012-07-15 08:51:15 PM

A_Glass_Of_Pink: david_gaithersburg: Ambivalence: Lsherm: Ed Finnerty: Come on Bethesda!

[i.imgur.com image 850x564]

They do a good job with their environments. A Greek Fallout would probably look farking awesome.

I think I would rather see London. If I were in Greece I'd spend all my time wondering why everyone speaks English.

.
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Based on personal experience I would say that everyone on welfare in the UK is living on the beaches of Greece while subletting their government paid housing back in the UK.

Bravo Sir,.... that was awesome


The truth is often very awesome indeed.
 
2012-07-15 08:51:30 PM
"I mean, you can easily be the only people at a restaurant"

Sounds like a great time to travel in Greece. Really.

I bet those in the tourism industry would treat you well *and* you wouldn't have to deal with all the other damned tourists!
 
2012-07-15 09:00:44 PM
Also due to tough times across Europe, it has been a good time to be a buyer of antique scientific instruments. Rare, and beautiful sun dials, astrolabes, and other navigational instruments that were long held family heirlooms, seem to be popping up on the market for very reasonable prices. If you are into that sort of thing.
 
2012-07-15 09:01:33 PM

david_gaithersburg: A_Glass_Of_Pink: david_gaithersburg: Ambivalence: Lsherm: Ed Finnerty: Come on Bethesda!

[i.imgur.com image 850x564]

They do a good job with their environments. A Greek Fallout would probably look farking awesome.

I think I would rather see London. If I were in Greece I'd spend all my time wondering why everyone speaks English.

.
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Based on personal experience I would say that everyone on welfare in the UK is living on the beaches of Greece while subletting their government paid housing back in the UK.

Bravo Sir,.... that was awesome

The truth is often very awesome indeed.


Hey David, what's your take on the economic conditions regarding Europe? Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
 
2012-07-15 09:03:46 PM

maggoo: Marine1: Those guys look like total dorks. Seriously. Very few military uniforms look that dweeby. I'd laugh my ass off if I saw them coming my way.


That's exactly what they were developed to do.

[i42.tinypic.com image 520x390]

(too obscure?)


You're kidding.


Wenn ist das Nunnstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
 
2012-07-15 09:03:58 PM
Last time I went to Greece there were farking strikes around and it was almost impossible to do anything because all the ATMs were cleaned out but not refilled. I literally got the last 100 euros on the island we were on.

fark those lasy entitled coonts, if your whole economy relies on farking tourism then maybe you should not bite the goddamn hand that feeds you.

Turkey has better Greek ruins than Greece anyway.

/we should sell some of their Islands to Turkey as a FU to pay their debt.
 
2012-07-15 09:06:26 PM

fusillade762: I'm just waiting for them to dump the euro. Think of the exchange rate on the drachma. Shopping!


www.seriouseats.com

It would finally put an end to the inflated price of Greek yogurt. Yogurt prices are choking this country!!
 
2012-07-15 09:10:19 PM

Oznog: fusillade762: I'm just waiting for them to dump the euro. Think of the exchange rate on the drachma. Shopping!

[www.seriouseats.com image 500x333]

It would finally put an end to the inflated price of Greek yogurt. Yogurt prices are choking this country!!


I would hold up the world for a lifetime supply of Oikos strawberry!
 
2012-07-15 09:12:34 PM

lilplatinum: Last time I went to Greece there were farking strikes around and it was almost impossible to do anything because all the ATMs were cleaned out but not refilled. I literally got the last 100 euros on the island we were on.


Welcome to what a modern-day bank run looks like.
 
2012-07-15 09:12:44 PM

lilplatinum: Last time I went to Greece there were farking strikes around and it was almost impossible to do anything because all the ATMs were cleaned out but not refilled. I literally got the last 100 euros on the island we were on.

fark those lasy entitled coonts, if your whole economy relies on farking tourism then maybe you should not bite the goddamn hand that feeds you.

Turkey has better Greek ruins than Greece anyway.

/we should sell some of their Islands to Turkey as a FU to pay their debt.


That would be amusing to try until the war starts.
 
2012-07-15 09:14:29 PM
I just dropped my brother off at the airport this afternoon. He is headed Athens for some vacation/sightseeing.
I know that the decision to go there was made without regard to the financial state of Greece, he just wanted to go.
 
2012-07-15 09:19:44 PM
Kevin: The money wasn't important to him.
Randall: He didn't have anything to spend it on, did he? Stuck out in Greece. Lowest standard of living in Europe.
 
2012-07-15 09:20:22 PM

Jackal_N: The worse the economy the shorter the skirt.

[media.npr.org image 850x478]


I found myself thinking about this photo quite a bit. The guy on the left has chunky thighs. They are men wearing dresses. Then I started wondering why it was noteworthy that men are wearing dresses. Big deal, why does it matter, why are we so wrapped up in gender roles? And why do we care how people dress?
Oh Mister Humphries, Mr. Myxomatosis. I yearn for a simpler time.
 
2012-07-15 09:21:59 PM
Of course, in "simpler" times, how people dressed was a huge deal. I guess it still is.
Erk.
 
2012-07-15 09:27:22 PM
We're just waiting for it to tank completely. Then we will come in and buy their national treasures wholesale.

We will abuse you, and you will let us do so for pocket change.
 
2012-07-15 09:28:53 PM
Kappou, a 43-year-old translator who speaks five languages, volunteers as a guide for This is My Athens, a free service that matches visitors with Athenians who take them on personalized tours. She gave one of her first tours to three young Spanish women.

That sounds like a blast.

Ooba Tooba: Also due to tough times across Europe, it has been a good time to be a buyer of antique scientific instruments. Rare, and beautiful sun dials, astrolabes, and other navigational instruments that were long held family heirlooms, seem to be popping up on the market for very reasonable prices. If you are into that sort of thing.


Huh. Sounds like I should take a buying trip to Greece.
 
2012-07-15 09:36:38 PM
Someone say Greek?

www.polyvore.com
 
2012-07-15 09:38:51 PM
www.drloujacobs.com

Problem solved
 
2012-07-15 09:44:31 PM

GAT_00: The whole point of the media coverage was to wreck the country for daring to resist what bankers in Germany decided was good for them.

It worked.

ding ding ding --- we have a weiner!
 
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