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I can't be the only person watching the Greece/Albanian hijacking thing unfold while singing: Albania! Albania! You border on the Adriatic. Your land is mostly mountainous And your chief export is chrome...

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Ah, Christmas time in Albania...

Wait a sec, those guys aren't Russians! They just want to get the hell away from the family holiday shennanigans - TAKE ME WITH YOU!

Yup, I was singing it under my breath while scrambling eggs.

chrome? shoot, i thought their chief export was corn.

hell, corn doesn't even sound right, either.

Coach ruled.

My sister thought their chief export was "crones."

Quick, someone call Keanu Reeves.

I think it's "your terrain is mostly mountainous".

I remember it as "land."

Let's fight!

Holy Shit!

I thought I was the only one in the world who sang that whenever Albania is mentioned.

OMG! You're scaring me now!

Ryan, you thought you're the only one?! My whole frickin' family sings it in unison when the country is mentioned (well my side of the family, my wife's is too refined to do that)!

I thought it was tin.

I'll be damned. Twas chrome. I've been singing that song wrong for a long time.

I never sing that song, but only because my college roommate and I wrote an Albania song of our own in 1988. It has a similar theme:

Albania, Albania You're driving us insania
You've got a rocky terrainia
And your capital is Tirane - uh.

"Ryan, you thought you're the only one?! My whole frickin' family sings it in unison when the country is mentioned (well my side of the family, my wife's is too refined to do that)!"

LOL!

I get the strangest looks when I break inot the first verse.

I thought their chief export was drugs and cheap labor?

Peter is tyte! Why do they always call Albanians "ethnic Albanians" anyway?

Didn't we invade Albania a while ago?

Oh, wait... that WAS Wag The Dog, sorry.

Me, too, Michele -- damn, but what a great character Coach was! Such innocence...