Today’s editorial cartoon is inspired by the financial crisis in Greece. Where is Pythagoras when you need him? How is it that a culture that is known for their advancement in certain areas falls away from what made them great?
Many would argue the same is happening in America today.
The actual math behind money is fairly simple, it tends to become complex because of the personal and political greed. Great strip!
“The actual math behind money is fairly simple” Tell that to my friends who don’t know how much to put in when the restaurant bill comes. hah
Yep in some ways this is happening in America. People need jobs and hope. Right now many have neither. It’s a vicious cycle.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
I think Greece overextended itself in benefits to citizens as well. A lesson we need to be mindful of.
Oh and thanks for your kind words this morning. I’m not taking that post down, but you already know that I wouldn’t. It sure has started some conversations. 🙂
And you shouldn’t. Someone can be offended by what you say and choose not to visit but they don’t have the right to order you to take down a post. Otherwise my blog would be empty.
Do people ask you to take down posts bearman? I’m glad you don’t listen. this one is particularly funny.
No Myra. Sandee from Comedy Plus posted a joke (as she always does) that poked fun at one particular group that a reader took offense to and asked her to take it down. If you know Sandee, you know she would not intentionally hurt anyone but at the same time she posts jokes about all backgrounds so I am glad she didn’t give into the pressure.
So Greece is responsible for math eh?!
I hate math!
Storm the castle type arena thing!
Kill the toga guy and the gladiator!!
Smash the Olympics!!!
Well you can also blame India. I think they came up with the concept of zero!
They have the best curry though.
I HATE curry.
Hahahaha! O.K. Grouchy Smurf. I LOVE curry!
I agree with the first commentater in that massive greed and cronyism did Greece in. The problem is that because its so pervasive and so montrously deep and wide that no one wants to really fix it. To fix it would mean that the current form of economic chaos isn’t working and that the people who shouldn’t have to bear the brunt of the economic mismanagment and meltdown will.
I don’t have all the details on what is going on in Greece but I have seen several reports of what you stated. It’s living with the bad of the known versus fear of the unkwown.
I agree with the previous Warren & G.
GREED is the big problem the world over. While I can understand the motivation & reasons for the “OCCUPY” protests I can’t see the big wealthy companies & individuals at the top of the food chain changing their ways because other people don’t like what they are doing. Greed will keep things just as they are. The economic situations happening around the world will worsen & the greedy wealthy will sit back & continue to haul in the big bucks with no regard fr the financial & economic consequences.
(Prophecy According to Tony Chapter 6 Verses 9-12)
I need to get the bible according to Tony.
Part of it is in some areas we have gone way beyond filling basic needs and now it is a jealousy thing. In other areas we are woefully behind in filling the needs because attention is given to the wrong things.
I have something that most of the greedy people can never have. I have enough. BTW Wealthy people aren’t the only people who are greedy.
Everyone wants something that their neighbor has and they don’t. Even if it is non material things. As much as we don’t want to be jealous, there is always something we are jealous of.
A squared plus B squared = your final balance… right?!
You learned something in geometry.
I wasn’ aware Robert spoke Geometry. Is that a Greek dialect.
His name is Robert Python.
Then I guess he speaks Snake too.
No Python was easier to spell than Pythagorean
No wonder the Greek gods all disappeared…they went broke!
Can you imagine Zeus waiting in line for unemployment?
hmmm…maybe you can make a thief of the gods one of your next villains.
Blahaha and Athena hooking in a temple!!!!
Naw, the Greek Gods didn’t go broke. They just took all the money to their private resort upstairs and left all the rest of us to fend for ourselves. Sound familiar?
The Ancient Greeks went broke too, when they created a democracy. Just like in America people will vote the people in who offer to give them the most. Yep, we might be headed down the path of Ancient Greece instead of Modern Greece.
both are broke…uh oh.
I hope that Greece drags the Euro into the mud so it is easier to live in Europe. I live in Europe but my dollars is exchanged to Euros… it is killing me. 🙁
Tell your boss you want a cost of euro increase
How much is Greece going for? Maybe China could buy it?
Somehow they are more interested in owning US
It probably won’t be long until they can buy it. Frightening, but true.
Great strip, there’s so much symbolism I see you have in that one panel. I often wonder what will happen to the states in a couple of years, and how will that affect our image of them in the ‘glory years’.
With you there. I think the glory years are behind us. We are just a retiree who is hoping our money lasts
Shucks, the only thing I can add IS money. I just wish I could get more practice.
Subtracting is where you get your practice.
Maybe Greece could sell off some of its ancient temples & art to finance a recovery.
Now China would buy that and set up a Greece Amusement park.
I think it is horrible what has happened over there in Greece. There has been too much of this going around lately.
they need more tourism
They should have no problem with that. It is beautiful. Their gold is the best in the world as well.
haha…spoken like a girl who likes her jewels.
A very clever joke! Well done 😀
Why is the Ottoman Empire known for selling rugs now?
note: Greece kind of lost it after they got rid of the toga.
What about foot stools?? That’s what I call an Ottoman
good irony with your cartoon. Good thing “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” came out when it did. It might go over too well now. Maybe they should focus on the wedding industry and rent themselves out. They know how to party.
Plus it would help sales of windex.
If Greece got royalties on Greek yogurt, they probably wouldn’t have this problem.
I only like frozen yogurt
I think Italy is the next big source for trouble… but leave to the Italians to copy the Greeks! 😀
They need to push tourism there too.
I’m so glad that by the time I was old enough to have a checking account, to find out the balance all I had to do was go to an ATM.