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Monday, June 20, 2011

ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2011 EUROPE : BY JOHN CLEESE

I so love Marcelle's post today, so much that I've considered not posting at all. I mean, I *am* about six hours late anyway. But...for those who MUST read something new every few hours, I was going to blog about 10 things to do on release date. Instead, I shall share something a Brit friend sent me a couple of weeks ago. Why? Because it's funny, and I'm in the mood for funny.


ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2011 EUROPE : BY JOHN CLEESE

The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya and the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden, 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 Neighbor" and "Lose."

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling 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 canceled."   So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final  escalation level.

-- John Cleese - British writer (of Monty Python fame), actor and tall person

And this sounds just like something Cleese WOULD say, but I haven't spoken with him today so I can't vouch 100% that the above are his words. Still. Quite funny. ~ Have a nice evening, everyone.

~ Sunny

9 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

This is hilarious. I have to share it with my son.

Wynter Daniels said...

My son showed me this the other day. It's great. We love John Cleese.

Marcelle Dubé said...

Sunny, this is too funny! Thanks for sharing.

Shirley Wells said...

I love this. Absolutely hilarious. Don't you just love John Cleese?

MaureenAMiller said...

Thanks, Sunny. John Cleese is brilliant. And so are you for sharing. :)

Elise Warner said...

Many thanks, Sunny. Funny, funny, funny.

Rebecca Kiel said...

Cute. This is my first visit to your blog. A pretty good first impression!

Anne Marie Becker said...

LOL - thanks for the laugh! :)

Clare London said...

Oh, I don't know how I missed this post before now - it's hilarious!

Some Brits are just so perfect, eh?*smirk*

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