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Now, to my eyes, this statue of Makarios at the Archbishopric of Cyprus is a reasonable and respectful depiction of the Father of the Nation.
But my friend Vlado did not alight in the Cyprus of 1961. […] So he made merciless fun to me of Mecha-Makarios, trampling the streets of Nicosia and crushing all underneath.
We can afford to be a little arrogant, not every country has a giant robotic religious leader at its disposal :^)
I actually laughed out loud!
… You know, this gets a cartoon.
Μακάριος Γʹ Αρχιεπ. Κύπρου
Makarios III Archbishop of Cyprus
Cypriot motorist (in dialect):
Ρε Μακαριώτατε! Έλα να δεις ίντα ’ν’ πὄκαμες!
Oy, Your Beatitude! Now look what you’ve done!
(Pun being, Beatitude is Makariotatos, the superlative of Makarios.)