Thursday, May 31, 2012

Superb article by John Cleese...

ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2012 EUROPE

From JOHN CLEESE

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards." They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.
Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides."

The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing
Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday asusual; the only threat they are worried about is NATOpulling out of Brussels.
The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, Mate." Two more escalation levels remain: "Crikey! I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!" and "The barbie is cancelled." So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final escalation level.


Regards,
John Cleese,
British writer, actor and tall person

And as a final thought - Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC.
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Blogdosts... this is one of the smartest, wittiest and most insightful pieces I have ever read!Wonder what Cleese would have to say about the farcical Bharat Bandh today. What a waste of a day!What a waste of resources! The BJP has accused the UPA government of Political Paralysis. But what about the crippling paralysis we are living through right now, with nothing and nobody working?
Congratulations Vishwanath Anand - World Champion! And please don't turn cartwheels, Vish!Your moves on the chess board are far sexier!

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Another Kiran In NYC said...

hahahahaha loved the last line! Now THAT was the punchline. Everything comes back in cyclical fashion. Greece, Persia and Rome are truly back to the future.
John Cleese is a really clever wit. Monty Python LIVES!

Jess said...

Much Better... please repost other peoples work.. coz ur wrk is rubbish.. y dont you spend time doing your face and body up more (I'm sure you can change it all to plastic).. & leave the actors for us public to judge..

Peace

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Wonder what would be India's alert levels if they were to  exist...

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How could you like 'Rowdy Rathore' is a mystery to me..inspite of bad reviews, I went to watch the movie trusting your opinion...going forward, I will take your movie reviews with a pinch of salt..this movie was sheer torture...

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