Photo Of The Day: Greek Apocalypse Edition

This photo currently appears on the home page of The New York Times above a story about Sunday’s elections in Greece:

Yes, this is going to end well.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Hey you know how it is. Your Greek jalopy has broken down, so you set up a bunch of road flares and hope the EU-AAA comes to help.

  2. michael reynolds says:

    As always, one question is most important and is still unanswered: does this mean I’ll be able to afford a house on Mykonos or Santorini?

  3. It’s a Greek Going Out Of Business Sale! Everything Must Go!

  4. Ron Beasley says:

    It’s not just Greece. My neighbor was in Frankfurt about three weeks ago and could not leave her hotel because the streets were full of a hundred thousand protesters and several thousand police brought in from all over the country. They were protesting the banks and supporting the people of Greece and Spain.

  5. Great. Europe in chaos. This well end as well as it did in 1812, 1914, and 1939.

  6. Chad S says:

    Looks like a typical soccer match.

  7. Moosebreath says:

    “This well end as well as it did in 1812, 1914, and 1939.”

    Cheer up Doug, it could end like 1848. That would make you happy.

  8. al-Ameda says:

    Now I know where I can get hot souvlaki.

  9. michael reynolds says:

    @Doug Mataconis:
    Yeah, but aside from those three minor examples. . .

  10. Hehehe…fire! Fire! Heheh….heheh….Fire!

  11. Gromitt Gunn says:

    “While the artistic decision to reset its current production of Les Miserables from Paris to Athens was somewhat problematic, there is no doubt that the Athens Repertory Theater captured the full spirit of song such as ‘Do You Hear the People Sing.'”

    Oh, wait? This isn’t a Caption Contest photo? Darn it!

  12. My inner photographer can’t help but note that that is one cool shot.

  13. Ron Beasley says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: One cool shot with a lot of very effective PhotoShop

  14. John Burgess says:

    Must be Hogan’s Gyros…

  15. JKB says:

    Now, about that cutting of the US defense budget….

    Looks like we may need what men and material we can muster. If history serves as a guide.

    Also, it looks like Europe has given up on that whole AGW scheme

  16. @Ron Beasley: It is a bit over-processed, methinks. The composition is great.