There really isn’t much uplifting news to report out of Greece these days, aside of course from today’s visit by Pope Francis to the Aegean island of Lesbos in a sign of solidarity with the refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe, and in support of the Greek people who’ve responded with such extraordinary personal generosity to the innocents caught up in the mess.
Pope Francis with Refugees in Italy
It’s heartening to see The Pope expressing thanks to Greeks for being on the right side of events there, but utterly disheartening when we realize that so much of Europe is neither thanking nor on the right side, and that Greece must yet contend with those same European Union attitudes if it is to find resurrection from its depressing financial abyss.
So, rather than droning on about what confronts Greece on so many fronts, permit me to share with you a bit of uniquely Greek humor. Unique I say, because it brings Greek gods into play in jokes I lifted directly from jokes4us.com.
What game did the Greek Gods play?
Hydra and go seek.
What did the Ancient Greeks wear on their feet?
How do Greek women get ready for a toga party?
With A Hera appointment.
Have you seen the movies about Greek Mythology?
No? Well you odyssey them.
What do you call a musician petrified by Medusa?
Why doesn't Aphrodite date tennis players?
Because love means nothing to them.
What did Poseidon say to the sea monster?
Why does Ares only have a Sony Playstation?
Because he is the "God Of War."
Who did Artemis invite to her birthday party?
Her nearest and deer-est friends.
What breed of horse was the Trojan horse?
What do you call the Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie about the Greek Bailouts?
The Last Action Gyro.
And punny you should ask, but yes, now you know why I have such an affinity for Greece. :)