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Greece in Crisis? Just Sneer at It!

© AP Photo / Thanassis StavrakisA man passes graffiti in Athens, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was heading Tuesday to Brussels for an emergency meeting of eurozone leaders, where he will try to use a resounding referendum victory to eke out concessions from European creditors over a bailout for the crisis-ridden country
A man passes graffiti in Athens, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was heading Tuesday to Brussels for an emergency meeting of eurozone leaders, where he will try to use a resounding referendum victory to eke out concessions from European creditors over a bailout for the crisis-ridden country - Sputnik International
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While Greece is desperately trying to avert bankruptcy, calling for a fair deal with the EU over its foreign debt, the internet has its own way of reacting to the crisis and the recent financial reshuffle within the country: just take a look at a parade of the funniest Greek memes illustrating how one can simply sneer at the problem.

The internet has recently burst out with laughter over the Greek crisis. It may be a bit cruel to make light of the misfortunes of others, but quite often people need to find a lighter side to dire situations, even amid the most frantic crises.

© AP Photo / Petros GiannakourisIn this photo taken on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, a woman walks past a graffiti artwork titled "Death of Euros" made by French street artist Goin at the Athens School of Fine Arts
Greece in Crisis? Just Sneer at It! - Sputnik International
In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, a woman walks past a graffiti artwork titled "Death of Euros" made by French street artist Goin at the Athens School of Fine Arts

It can't be said that World Wide Web users lack a sense of humor, that's for sure.

© AP Photo / Petros GiannakourisIn this photo made on Thursday, June 18, 2015 a man walks behind a stencil depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a Disney character in Athens
Greece in Crisis? Just Sneer at It! - Sputnik International
In this photo made on Thursday, June 18, 2015 a man walks behind a stencil depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a Disney character in Athens

This is how the internet community, for example, reacted to the resignation of the country’s ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: while some believe that he quickly jumped on his Yamaha motorcycle and zoomed towards the sunset in search of a better life,

others proclaimed "The King is Dead, Long Live the King!" and gave their thoughts on who would be next.

Still others speculated on what the new drachmas would look like if Athens chooses to return to its own currency. Not surprisingly, Varoufakis made a guest appearance on some of the proposed banknotes.

Others however suggest that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also deserves a banknote.

© nstagram / siangganasAnd this person has reimagined Alex Tsipras in the place of an old Greek revolutionary hero on the old drachma currency
Greece in Crisis? Just Sneer at It! - Sputnik International
And this person has reimagined Alex Tsipras in the place of an old Greek revolutionary hero on the old drachma currency

Some users resorted to providing funny explanations “why the loans never helped the Greek people”.

Some gave tips on how the ATMs could be put to use now that they're no longer suitable for making cash withdrawals due to the heavy restrictions.

Some sought wisdom from The Simpsons, recalling how Europe once put Greece on eBay.

The Acropolis would also help: “The situation in Greece is getting serious. This government building is already in ruins,” read one of its Tweets.

Yet others posted pictures of the politicians pretending it was all about Greece.

According to one netizen, the negotiators couldn't see eye to eye due to fashion problems rather than financial ones: EU agrees to drop all other demands if Tsipras would just wear a tie,

or at least his pants.

© FacebookThere’s also this one where Tsipras is caught with his pants down by Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the EU
Greece in Crisis? Just Sneer at It! - Sputnik International
There’s also this one where Tsipras is caught with his pants down by Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the EU

Some just did not want to miss any chance to attack Germany and Angela Merkel in particular, referring to the recent referendum on Eurozone austerity terms.

© instagram / itsphilipposbitchAny chance to attack Germany and Angela Merkel is taken
Greece in Crisis? Just Sneer at It! - Sputnik International
Any chance to attack Germany and Angela Merkel is taken

And some just imagined Tsipras going down with the Titanic.

© TwitterOccasional images in which Tsipras goes down with the Titanic also keep popping up
Greece in Crisis? Just Sneer at It! - Sputnik International
Occasional images in which Tsipras goes down with the Titanic also keep popping up
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