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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

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The scrap marble alone has to be worth a few million.

Greece's Prime Minister, George Papandreou, headed to Las Vegas to seek help from the Pawn Stars in getting his country out of its current financial crises which is threatening to bring down not only Greece but the European Union, the United States and Lady Gaga's most recent hairdo.

Upon entering the Las Vegas Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, Papandreou approached Rick Harrison who was standing behind a glass counter at the far corner of the shop nursing a Chumlee hangover. Papandreou then pulled out several pictures of the Greek temple the Parthenon from a brown folder and spread them out across the counter top and told Harrison that he wanted to sell the Parthenon to help the country get out of debt.

Harrison responded:

"Well, geez, I don't know, I mean it's not as if I have ever had anyone walk into my shop and ask if I have any Parthenon's for sale. There just isn't much of a market for these. So how much do you want for it?"

"152 billion dollars", answered Papandreou.

"That's not going to happen. I mean, maybe if the Parthenon was in mint condition and was still in the box, but man just look at this thing. It's missing its entire inside, it has no roof and the columns are missing pieces all over the place. We are not even close on the price. And then there is the money and time I have to spend to have the thing disassembled and brought back here and put back together again. I just see this thing taking up a whole lot of space for a really long time. Besides, the only person I have to go over there and bring it back is Chumlee, and you know how that is".

"I tell you what, I'll give you 100 dollars for it".

"200" countered Papandreou.

"150 and that is my final offer".

"Deal"

"Okay, let's go do some paperwork".

No sooner had the deal been completed when Chumlee showed up on the showroom floor dressed as an ancient Spartan Warrior and shouting:

"300! 300! 300!"

"Chumlee!" screamed Harrison. "Just what the fuck are you doing?"

"I'm going to Greece".

"Dressed like that?"

"Well, isn't this the way they dress?"

"No Chumley, not even close".

"Oh, really? So I guess they have AK-47s now instead of swords then?"

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