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By MillMan (Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 12:34:46 PM EST) (all tags)
on my beautiful, shiny, new iphone 3G S that I paid nearly $350 to get out of Turkish customs (fuck Turkey and I don't want to talk about it), it would have read something like this.


  • Ok, leaving the hostel.
  • It's the little things about travel I love - an elderly couple, walking hand in hand, browsing bootleg XXX videos in Omarion square.
  • I'm hungry.
  • Yeah, Greeks not really known for speedy service. Everyone in this restaurant looks really confused.
  • Looking for a case for the iphone. Can only find slip on cases. Gah.
  • So many hot women on this street. Turkish women are a bit hotter, but Greek women are still damn hot and they don't really wear clothes, so I'm foaming at the mouth.
  • HOLY SHIT A JUICE PLACE! SWEET NOURISHING BEET JUICE, I HAVE NOT TASTED YOU FOR 6 MONTHS!!!!!
  • Shit, I don't know how to get up there.
  • Fucking tourist trap shit everywhere.
  • Ah here we go. I found the stream of ants heading to the top.
  • 12 euros, good for all the big sights in town - definitely beats the cost of the tourist shit in Istanbul.
  • Whoa, epic.
  • Not Angkor Wat epic, not even close, but epic.
  • FUCK THE WHOLE THING IS COVERED IN SCAFFOLDING! SHIT IS SUPPOSED TO BE RESTORED BEFORE I SHOW UP!
  • God damn it, the only unscabbed side of the building is in front of the sun. Why doesn't lonely planet tell me to go in the morning for better lighting? Fuck you lonely planet.
  • The British empire steals all the cool shit from the Acropolis, and the American empire installs a McDonalds at the bottom of the hill leading to it. Which is worse?
  • Alright I took 100 photos, time to bask in the glory.
  • I was basking in the glory for two minutes until some stupid Aussies in stupid Aussie shirts with stupid kangaroos on them asked me to take their photo and "post that shit on facebook."
  • "NO, MOM, THE BRITISH NEVER SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE." I was going to go tell them "but you can see them up close now in a nice air conditioned museum on London" but chickened out.
  • Alright, back to the hostel.
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The Acropolis by me0w (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 12:39:47 PM EST
So I read the word 'acropolis' and the first words to escape my lips were "OMG! You went to the Acropolis in Portland too??! Sketchy strippers but awesome breakfast!

And then I read the rest of your diary.

Now my co-workers know I am some sort of retard.


"the only reason we PMS is because our uterus is screaming at our brain to go out, get fucked, and have a baby ... and it makes us angry."

which portland is that? by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 01:04:50 PM EST
also, lol.

"Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no libertarians in financial crises." -Krugman

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Ahahahh by me0w (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 01:53:34 PM EST
Oregon


"the only reason we PMS is because our uterus is screaming at our brain to go out, get fucked, and have a baby ... and it makes us angry."

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I <3 Acropolis by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #12 Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 02:07:42 AM EST
Went there with $INACTIVE_HUSIER.
Steak and pussy - Yum!

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Truncate most of those tweets by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #2 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 12:40:09 PM EST

and throw in about a thousand "RT" and "@somebodysinternetnickname", remove capitalization, and inject a couple dozen "LOL"s and that's twitter.

Also, good to see my "elderly person" costume was effective. Eyes on target, I think he's headed back to the hostel.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
truth be told by MillMan (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 12:44:09 PM EST
I have a twitter account, but haven't used it.

"Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no libertarians in financial crises." -Krugman

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I'll keep that secret quiet by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 12:49:30 PM EST

As it is a policy with which I agree, and condone.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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so have by sasquatchan (4.00 / 2) #3 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 12:43:45 PM EST
you been in a turkish prison, now ?

nope by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 12:47:34 PM EST
but I did get the opportunity to donate money to corrupt customs officials.

"Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no libertarians in financial crises." -Krugman

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Donation makes it sound a lot nicer! by infinitera (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 06:51:24 PM EST


[…] a professional layabout. Which I aspire to be, but am not yet. — CheeseburgerBrown

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Good to see... by Metatone (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 12:45:09 PM EST
you're still well into the spirit of things. Did you steal a small piece of the Acropolis while you were there?


no stealing by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 06:36:37 AM EST
my bag is full, man.

"Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no libertarians in financial crises." -Krugman

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FWIW by Fela Kuti (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Jul 21, 2009 at 04:54:26 PM EST
Temples like the Acropolis were the McDonalds of Ancient Greece. You couldn't walk a block without hitting one.


pfft by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 11:53:39 AM EST
next you're going to tell me that cave paintings are mere ancient graffiti.

"Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no libertarians in financial crises." -Krugman

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"Zog Jones Cooks His Meat" n/t by Captain Tenille (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 12:39:54 PM EST



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Wait what? by duxup (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 11:03:28 AM EST
Dude you didn't know wanted you to take his pic and post his pic up on your facebook page for him?

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