Monday, 16 May 2011

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?

Consider the following scenario, some of which has already been enacted:
A hotel chambermaid says a guest sexually assaulted her. The alleged perpetrator is arrested. He turns out to be the head of the IMF. Consequently he is unable to attend a meeting with Angela Merkell, which was to be followed by a meeting of the IMF to discuss the rescue of several European economies. The man is asked to resign, and is replaced by a less Euro-friendly person. Those economies are not rescued and collapse, bringing down the economies of the other European countries. World-wide economic crisis follows.
The (modern) Greeks have a saying, which I transliterate as I have not yet learnt how to type in Greek on this blog:
'Tricha mouniou travaei kai karavi.'
'The hair of a pussy can tow a ship.'

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