ALBANIA:
SML likes this flag; DJM finds it scary...Stereotype: Pale, blond, pink-eyed white people.  So very, very white.

Truth: A corrupt government, a country with a huge mob problem, and Albanians (the ones that haven't yet been, uh, "ethnically cleansed") own more pizzerias than you think.  They are the most Italian non-Italy country you will find this side of South America.

Motto:
Ti Shqipëri më jep nder më jep emrin shqipëtar (Albania give me honor, give me the Albanian name.)

Alternate Motto:
Ti Serbia cën lëck mi fëcking dëck (probably self-explanatory)

Previous Olympic History:
They have not won a single medal in the modern Olympics, although there isn't yet a competition for Best Victim of Mass Slaughter (come on, Olympics! If rhythmic gymnastics and ping pong are in there, "Genocide" should certainly get in there too, right?  Stick it in the Winter Olympics.  Nobody will give a shit, and you'll get to spread the medals around so they're not always won by rich countries.  Let's let Sudan, Rwanda, and Albania compete for SOMETHING, OK?). 

Anyway, they've (Albania) come as close as Rovena Marku's 60th place finish in the women's 50 meter freestyle. Which is maybe swimming?  Running?  Hangglide?  Who gives a shit?  They finished 60th, savvy?

Albania's last Olympic winner:  Cleosthenes of Epidamus who, in the 66th Games in 516 B.C., was the winner of the quadriga race, a race with chariots drawn by four horses.  OF THE APOCALYPSE.  No, actually, just regular horses.

2008 Olympic Prospects:
None. Absolutely none. Absolutely fucking no prospects. Not a single prospect. There exist no prospects we know of.

Visual aid: This video of Albania's Olympic training methods may shed light on their prospects. (Sidenote: these are not actually Albanians... they are speaking Turkish)

Albanian History:
The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans have all had empires that have ruled Albania. Canadian DJM longs to put another furniture joke in here because that shit never gets old, but leaves it out for fear of being vetoed. It would have had to do with a "boudoir" though.

Kneel Before Zog:
After the Ottomon Empire split up, the country was consolidated into the Principality of Albania.  In 1925, the country was ruled by President Ahmet Zogu, who declared himself King Zog I three years later, in 1928.  Apparently "me minus u" equals... Zog!

During his reign he is said to have survived over 55 assassination attempts (Serbians were still using training wheels, apparently).  Example: in 1931 Zog (ZOG!) I was attending a performance of Pagliacci at the Vienna Opera House.  As he got into his car, would-be assassins started shooting at him.  Zog pulled out his own gun (he always carried a pistol with him) and started firing back at his would-be assassins.  This is the only occasion in modern history when a Head of State has returned fire with potential assassins, other than that time Harrison Ford got into it on Air Force One, and that other time that Dick Cheney shot that old guy in the face.  You never know, man.  That old guy might have been trying to whack him.

Zog's reign ended when the fascists from Italy (Ciao!) took over the country in 1939 (he fled the country), and the Communists took over after the fascists.  The royal family, in the form of his son Leka, returned to Albania in 2002.  Thus far no one has attempted to assassinate them.  Pussies.

It's like Schindler's... country:
Albania is unique in that it is the only European country occupied by Nazis that ended WWII with a larger Jewish population than before the war (uh... in Socialist Albania, Jews survive YOU! Or something.).  This is even more notable because Albania was Europe's only largely Muslim country.   Only one Jewish family of six was deported and killed during the Nazi occupation of Albania.  The Albanians also provided protection for other Jews from nearby countries.  You would have thought they would have built up some good Genocide Karma, right?  Guess not.

Demographics:
Albanians constitute the vast majority of the 3.6 million people in Albania (so it's not just a clever name!), but there are some Greeks, Macedonian Slavs, Roma (Gypsies!), Bulgarians, Balkan Egyptians and Jews.  Also, there are Aromanians (kinda like Romanians, but with a capital "A" (plus they smell terrific!)), Torbesh (Macedonian Muslims), Gorani (a Muslim Slavic ethnic group that has 9 whole villages in Albania), and Armani (expensive clothes).

Ethnic groups (2004 est., Government of Albania): Albanian 98.6%, Greeks 1.17%, others 0.23% (Vlachs, Roma, Serbs, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Balkan Egyptians, and Bulgarians).

The capital of Albania is Tirana.  The mayor of Tirana is a former artist who painted the city in bright colors upon being elected mayor.   A great profile of him in The New Yorker magazine can be found here.  Since their archives suck, here is a similar article that appeared in the NY Times magazine a few months later.

Oddest stat of the year:
Tourists spend more money in Albania than any other country in the world, on a per tourist basis.  The average tourist spent $17,500 last year; the second closest was Moldova, with $4,500.  What the f*ck?
 
Lebanon is third with $4,000, and yeah, I could see how you could spend big dough in Lebanon.  It's expensive (like #4 Luxembourg), and fashion-oriented (always $$$).  But Albania and Moldova?  Is the hookers chocolate that good?  Is it... what are... are they just... no forget the asterisk: What? The? Fuck?

Those who Repeat History Class Are Doomed to Fail It:
The first president post-communism was a cardiologist named Sali Berisha.  He ruled from 1992 until 1997, when his government collapsed after a pyramid investment scheme cost the country two billion dollars, and lead to near-anarchy, as various mobs took over military compounds and stole tons of weapons (starring Vin Diesel?).

The rumor at the time was that the schemes were surviving because of widespread laundering of European criminal money.  OHHHHHHH THAT'S where all the tourism money is going!  Jesus.  Had us worried there for a second.

Berisha returned to power in 2005 as Prime Minister.  Because of Zog, then Facism, then Communism, then Berisha, Albania has never really known democracy, and struggles more than most post-Soviet countries with it.  It has some widespread corruption in its government that it has been ranked below Libya and Iran in that department.  Oh, good.  The one Muslim European nation is chock full of corruption and can't handle democracy.  That should be good for clearing up racist opinions.

Look, there's something you don't see everyday:
Albania is a Muslim country (perhaps the only one) that really, really likes the US.  It has sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq, taken in prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, and loves George Bush.  Of course, it helps that the majority of the Albanian Muslim population (which is 70% of Albania's population) are Sufis.  Sufis are the mystical sect of Islam (by which we mean their reflections do not appear in mirrors).  SML had a Sufi classmate in his Arabic class, and they are, he discovered, sort of the flaky hippies of Muslims.  DJM saw a Sufi in a movie one time. Probably.  John Rhys-Davies?
Like a Whirling Dervish, minus the whirls...They also like the USA because they backed NATO into going to war in 1999 against Serbia to stop the violence against ethnic Albanias in Kosovo (the Kosovars).

Famous Albanians:
John Belushi was Albanian.  James Belushi is not accepted anywhere in the world... in fact, he's actually the anti-Mastercard.  Meanwhile his show is STILL ON THE FUCKING AIR and Arrested Development got canceled.  Shit.  Maybe the writers' strike is a good thing.

Mother Theresa is of Albania origin.  Her birth name (before she married Jesus, or whatever) was Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, though she was born in Skojpe (Macedonia, remember?).

18th century Pope Clement XI was of Albanian origin.  In fact, his family was originally soldiers of Scanderbeg, the Albanian who lead the fight against the Ottoman Turks in the 15th century, and held them off for 25 years.  He was known as the Dragon of Albania, and it his crest that is found on the Albanian flag today.

(DJM's minor flag rant: AHHHH WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT?  That is the most terrifying flag ever.  What the hell, Albania?  I understand that you want to, you know, strike fear into your enemies' hearts or whatever but I didn't DO ANYTHING TO YOU and I don't appreciate you keeping me awake at night with all the lights on while I try to get the image of your monstrous two-headed hell-born creature out of my brain where its been burned no SEARED for all time.  Holy shit.  Change the flag, OK?  Something pleasant.  Like the Seychelles:
Seychelles' flag is unscary.  Unless you are epileptic...See, isn't that better?  Change that thing, Albania.  You're not helping anything.  You're just scaring people.  OK, back to the article.)

Nadir Mura, Grand Illusionist.  Behold the most uninspiring and nonaweing (we can make up words if we want) display of "magic" you will ever see.  Nadir makes that uncle who pulls quarters from behind your ear look like... David Copperfield.  We'd go so far as to say he's reached *the nadir* of illusionists!  AHAHA!  We are SO CLEVER.

Zanfina Ismaili is listed as "Lap Dancer, Stripper" on Wikipedia's list of famous Albanians.  Hockey player Tie Domi (the Albanian Assassin) is of Albanian descent.  Speaking of Albanian assassins: Elyesa Bazna, aka Cicero, the model for 007.
 
Like every other country in Eastern Europe, Albania claims Alexander the Great as one of their own.

Eliza Dushku is Albanian, as is James Belushi (who?), both seen here on the Jimmy Kimmel show:

There is one of those people you want to see naked. Probably you'd enjoy this then

Bonus Country:
Kosovo:  One week to Independence Day.  Next up:  A New Flag!

Kosovo is an autonomous region in Serbia that is 90% Albanian.  Right now there are tri-country talks (USA, Serbia, Kosovo) on how the process of getting Kosovo's independence should occur.  If no deal is worked out, Kosovo will secede on December 10th (the end of the talks).  They tried this peacefully in 1990, seceding from Milosevic's alarmingly increasingly brutal Serbia.  Only Albania recognized them.  This lead to the Kosovo War in 1999, after Milosevic cracked down on Albanian rights in Kosovo.  As it stands now, Russia (and obviously Serbia) seems opposed to recognizing Kosovo if it declares its independence.  The US, Britain and France appear likely to recognize Kosovo, if it is declared on December 10th.  Kosovo's population is 2 million.  It would be a landlocked country that borders Macedonia the south, Serbia to the east, and Albania to the west.  Just to remind you of the Balkans' official motto: If You're Looking to Start a World War, Why Not Consider the BalkaOH GOD NO A BOMB IS FALLING SOMEBODY HELP NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

You Tube is full of vicious little clips from Kosovars kissing off the "barbaric" Serbians.  This one cracked me up, if only because it illustrates the Albanian cultural habit of using cell phones as analogies, even when they are not really applicable.

Pop Culture:
Albania's recognized National Sport is Bola (Ladder Golf).  The Albanians derived the name of the game from the Spanish throwing weapon called Bolas, which had weights on the ends of an interconnected cord.  Probably the less said about this the better.  Actually, just don't even read this paragraph.  FUCK too late.

Somewhere in the Bronx, there is a rapper named Nik Platinum.  He has Marky Mark's blessing (is he possibly a former member of the Funky Bunch?).

Um, here's a woefully inappropriate (but kinda funny?) video made by (American?) soldiers in Kosovo during the war, set to the tune of Kokomo:

Conclusion:
They're not going to win anything ever and will be lucky to make it out of the decade without being involved in at least two or three major wars. But hey, they got that tourism money!

Special Thanks again to the Don, DJM, for his contributions.  Check out our 2008 Olympic Country Preview Archive.


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[December 3, 2007 2:16 PM]  |  link  |  reply
indianplaya said

that albania statistic, really WTF?! makes no sense... if you hadn't linked that economist article, i would've never believed it.

[December 3, 2007 2:45 PM]  |  link  |  reply
stopmikelupica said

The Indian Playa will now be planning a trip, to see how much cocaine and ass $17,500 gets you in Albania.

Seriously, I really have no idea.

[December 3, 2007 4:41 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Tom said

Thanks for giving my people some love SML...

However, I guess I shouldn't put any faith in my people winning any medals in '08, huh?

[December 3, 2007 4:52 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ricky - Sixers4guidos said

uhm, SML, my friend, you know I like your posts and I think I have a good sense of humour and can take jokes, but u opened a can of worms here

the problem with these kind of posts is that there they can be funny, interesting and even educative, but here for similar kind of arguments some thousands people DIED, and the current situation is so uncertain and explosive that can lead to more (many) deads in a few time

I am 50% italian and 25% serb, and I must say I have more than a problem with many things u said/posted but I will not comment about them, this is a (nice) blog not a place to debate political issues

Serbs have their reasons, albanian have their, the two nations clearly don't like each other and never will (I am speaking more about Kosovo albanians that the ones from Albania, but you got the point)

I wanted to post the link to this article in a serbian forum where I talk hoops, but I chosed not to do it because I know many friends would react in a bad way

My only suggestion is to be more careful with these kind of posts (now I sound like a real mafia guy, LOL) and think a little bit about the effects they can have

peace

[December 3, 2007 5:58 PM]  |  link  |  reply
stopmikelupica said

Hey Tom, glad you appreciated it.

Ricky: Believe me, I know what a can of worms these posts are. Both DJM and I work with, and are friends, with a lot of former Yugoslavians, and Balkans Slavs (among many others). We know how strongly people feel about things. We try to trend very carefully here, never interjecting any opinions of our own, and only trying to do two things:

1. educate those who don't know much about these countries, while pointing out some absurd stereotypes those very people might have about these countries.

2. Point out the ridiculousness of some of the things that we stumble upon. For example, that Kosovar Albanian anti-Serbian YouTube clip is very hostile and full of emotion, yet also really kinda silly.

I know it's a very dangerous turf to trend, and we aren't clever enough to trend it for too long before we fall into a pitfall.

For the record - we're not looking to debate political stuff here. Nor are we looking to spout our political views here. But since our goal is to raise awareness on these countries, we're not going to skip over the fact that alot of Kosovars Albanians have beefs with Serbians (which again, we don't necessary agree or disagree with). It's a reality of discussing that country, especially in the context of their upcoming claim of independence.

Or that Georgians don't like Russians. Etc. It's part of profiling that country. We're really trying hard to not offend people. Too much ;)

Sigh. The good news is we only have like six more Balkan countries to go (Croatia is up next)!

[December 3, 2007 6:39 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ricky - Sixers4guidos said

(LOL, the other 25% of my blood is croatian !!!)

fair enough, even if in
some parts of the article you seem to take a stand point and not simply stating facts

It's true that serbs and albanians "have beef" and it would be stupid to hide that in profiling Albania or Kosovo

but when u write sentences such as "They also like the USA because they backed NATO into going to war in 1999 against Serbia to stop the violence against ethnic Albanias in Kosovo (the Kosovars)" you don't tell a fact, you say something that is highly debateable and that is still a hot issue here

Ok I'am starting getting too political, I'll give it a cut

When you will cover Croatia please focus on our/their best products: athletes and hot chicks. We would all agree for sure :-)

and don't forget the link to Severina Vuckovic's porn video of course, LOL

[December 3, 2007 7:13 PM]  |  link  |  reply
stopmikelupica said

Ah, good one. Yeah, I guess that is somewhat inflammatory.

Again, it wasn't suppose to be "my opinion", but instead the opinion of the Albanians, and why they are fond of the US. But it was poorly written, and can come off as sounding as if I'm personally agreeing with them, or, as you said, stating it as if its a fact.

Okay, fair enough. I'll try to be extra careful next time, especially in the Balkans!

[December 4, 2007 4:31 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Ricky - Sixers4guidos said

cool

the questionable part of the sentence I quoted was that the NATO war was made "to stop the violence against albanians in Kosovo" of course, while albanians loving the US is an undisputed fact

Bring on Croatia !

[December 4, 2007 3:02 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Canadian DJM said

Pretty much a good rule: if there's anything inflammatory or line-crossing in here, I wrote it. SML treads lightly. Then I go in and make genocide jokes. It's why he keeps me around.

[January 29, 2008 5:39 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

Where's the Severina Vuckovic Sex Stolen Tape ? Rumour : Some Enterprising Albanians helped to lift or borrow Thuh : TAPE ! This helps the Country ! That is , too , have a : Gross Natrurel Product , to , be : ALBANIA ! MORAL : HELP KEEP IT'S CITIZENRY IN : STITCHES ! Muahahaha !! Stoli & Alasti : FLIM !!

[March 2, 2008 9:37 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

you are fucking dumb!

[May 11, 2008 2:03 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Albanian King said

Hi first off i wanna start by saying you are a mother fucking pussy i dare you to say some stupid shit about Albanians in front of Albanians you would be lucky if you even ended up in ICU but its ok i get the feeling that you are one of those computer nerds that gots nothing else to do but talk shit about other peoples ethnicities ...you are probably just mad because we come to youre country we make money we take advantage of all the freedom that we get and fuck youre girls i bet you are still a virgin but anyways watch what the fuck you say because i really doubt that you would say anything stupid to a true Albanian im out 1

[May 12, 2008 9:42 PM]  |  link  |  reply
eneida said

It is very intersting that everyone shows only one side of the story...This is not good journalism or at least respectable. I don't rememebr all of the facts you mentioned but I recall reading the Economist article that sayis that an average turist spends 17,500 dollars in Albanian ( last year). In case you did not understand this article it included investors since signing the SAA with the EU, Albania has opened doors to investment and I guess moldova as well. I really feel sorry for you since so much anger can cause neurological damage... Is it really worth it?? For those Albanian's out there reading this blog, PLEASE DO NOT THINK THAT ALL THE SERBS ARE LIKE THIS ONE!!!

I HAVE MEET GREAT SERBIAN PEOPLE WHO ARE MY BEST FRIENDS NOW. It is people like you that try to create conflict and haterage. Why? What is the point?

I have a question for you. What is BOLA? Are you sure you are talking about Albania? I wonder how long it has taken you to write up this page? I would wish to erase it from my memory since it hold no valuable information and it is a waste of neuron connections?

[May 12, 2008 9:50 PM]  |  link  |  reply
eneida said

Well, I am albanian as well but there is not need for bad language. Ignoring the comments would be a better answer. I am affread to finish reading your comment.

[May 12, 2008 9:52 PM]  |  link  |  reply
eneida said

Sorry meant to connect my message to the Albanian King:)

[May 12, 2008 10:04 PM]  |  link  |  reply
eneida said

Stereotype: Pale, blond, pink-eyed white people. So very, very white.

Truth: A corrupt government, a country with a huge mob problem, and Albanians (the ones that haven't yet been, uh, "ethnically cleansed") own more pizzerias than you think. They are the most Italian non-Italy country you will find this side of South America.

Motto:
Ti Shqipëri më jep nder më jep emrin shqipëtar (Albania give me honor, give me the Albanian name.)

Alternate Motto:
Ti Serbia cën lëck mi fëcking dëck (probably self-explanatory)


SML,

When I was reading your response to the italian-serbian-croatian guy:) you mentioned that in you articles you try not to put your personal views on the matter: WHOSE VIEWS ARE THESE? SWhy are you offending the national motto???

BY THE WAY I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER BUT THE SERBIAN DEMOSTRATION ( SOMEWHAT PASSIVE/ PUTTING THE us EMBASSY IN FLAMES) TURNED OUT TO BE A ROBBERY OF THE NIKE STORE. I GUESS THE NICKEY SHOES WERE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE KOSOVO DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!

wow, it hurts to be on the otehr side of the knife:)

[June 2, 2008 1:11 PM]  |  link  |  reply
ALNANIAN BIG POWER said

im sure just the fucking racist and gay greeks tolk all this bullshits, but let me tell u something we fuck your womens because your gay people cant.

we have HISTORY not gay hero like alexander gay greek. we always fuck u and still your bodies is in albania today we look at the bones if they are still there. our flag fuck you and your place. and we more christian than u gays remember turk fucks u for 450 years and many of all of u are with turk father how can u tolk about us we are muslim.

mother TEREZA born where Albania was before thats why in macedonia 1 milion people speak Albanian today.
WELL IF NOT GREEK THEN SERBS THE SAME SHIT FUCK THEM TO.
THEY ARE LIKE THE NEW PHONES COMING EVERY YEAR SMOLLER. THIS HOW THE FUCKING SERBS ARE. NO HISTORY NO SEA NO TOURIST GOING THERE JUST THE GREEKS FOR FUCKING THEM WELL PLAYING TOGETHER.

ALBANIA WILL FUCK ALL OF U VERY SOON. MOTHER FUCKERS

[June 29, 2008 7:02 PM]  |  link  |  reply
no-name said

hey dude i dont see your ugly ass posting more comments what happen? you are one off the 2 nationalities greek/serb and a very racist one i think you are half albanian by the way coz your dad i think was an albanian but u angry that he left your mum and you so you are upset and need revange hahah poor boy dont worry to much he did not mean to leave her like that hahahah. any way get your facts right and than post them ok serbo/greek F@G. PEACE to all other loving people off the world but not to the haters

[July 2, 2008 7:06 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Proud Albanian said

The best response is no response. All albanians be proud you're albanian. We know what our history has been like and we are the only ones who can make it in the future. By letting this guy get under your skin, you are simply satisfying his ego. Someone who "tries not to offend, but simply state facts" would actually state facts and not opinions.

Who cares what anyone thinks. Albanian, greek, serbian, russian we are all people in this planet. Drop your egos and move forward to the future and stop looking at the past.

[September 24, 2008 9:22 PM]  |  link  |  reply
enxhi replied to Proud Albanian

yea ur rite. we're all proud to b albanian and some ppl r racist to albanian good 4 them theyre loss. we're all ppl the same. the past was a long time ago. MOVE ON!! think bout ur future hopefully not here lol jk..

[July 10, 2008 10:52 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Zekemob said

That's not Albania's flag. Albania's flag is a Black two-headed eagle on a red background.

Albania was never a victim of genocide. That was Kosova and technically it was still part of Serbia. More Croatians and Bosnians were killed then Kosovars in the Serbian-pig genocide campaign.

Not much prostitution in Albania, though there are plenty in other countries. The women do dress pretty slutty there, but is America any better?

Albania doesn't have athletes win medals for Albania, but they have had plenty win for other countries like Greece and Germany. Luan Krasniqi won a Silver medal in the Olympics in the heavyweight boxing division. Albania doesn't fund their athletes the way other countries do. The talent is there, but the training isn't.

[July 14, 2008 2:55 PM]  |  link  |  reply
SHQIPE4LIFE said

LOSER!

[July 14, 2008 7:53 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

wow... this is quiet interesting to see how lack of intelligence surrounds us.. although this is just a blog and should be ignored by those who find it degrading and insulting it is extremely hard to do that..
"just to remind you of the Balkans' official motto: If You're Looking to Start a World War, Why Not Consider the BalkaOH GOD NO A BOMB IS FALLING SOMEBODY HELP NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"
well just to remind you, in case you have not heard no bomb went falling anywhere and KOSOVA got its independence... A beautiful kosovare was actually in the top 10 in the competition of miss universe last night.. so much for not being recognized as a county :D
anyway i dont want to spend too much time here bc i kinda sorta HAVE A LIFE (unlike others) but just so you know the words YOU post stir up more hate in peoples hearts.. its not just humor and its not just fun... you should think about that

[July 23, 2008 11:54 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

Jimmy Marku (born 27 August 1974) is a Albanian strongman competitor from the United Kingdom.

Marku participated in the qualifying round of the 2007 World's Strongest Man contest, finishing third in Group 4 behind Mariusz Pudzianowski and Dave Ostlund[1]. He won the Britain's Strongest Man contest in June, 2008, earning an invitation to the 2008 World's Strongest Man contest

[July 24, 2008 12:01 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

Albanian Valon Behrami Born to Kosovar parents West Ham have completed the £5million signing of Valon Behrami from Lazio.

[July 24, 2008 4:16 AM]  |  link  |  reply
JON said

hope you die you son of a bitch

[July 25, 2008 4:11 PM]  |  link  |  reply
veton said

to the little, pathetic, cyber-geek, thats proberbly never seen the sun:

i pitty ur boney arse!

Being muslim state's in know that all albanian's and kosovan's will one day:''enjoy the fruits of their labour''

you...on the other hand will also be rewarded...how is another question..............?

peace to all albanians and kosovans...n dont take this fat, jobless, bold, 'peder' to heart...gelousy can ruin a man ...or shud i say weasal!!!!!!!!!

[August 8, 2008 9:19 PM]  |  link  |  reply
CunTirone said

fuck serbia and all u motherfucing haters albanina rukle

[August 9, 2008 2:53 AM]  |  link  |  reply
faja said

this blog was absolutely ridiciloius, its humoring how this blog is supposdly " lightly brushing" where is all this information coming from? why are any and all europeans deemed as inferior? albanian people reading this blog should be posing questions, not coming across as limited individuals resorting to bad mouthing a blog. Albania will get on the map, foreigners from all around the globe are investing in real estate, and natural resources have been discovered in albania, it is just a matter of time.

[August 10, 2008 3:31 PM]  |  link  |  reply
J.D said

I am going to fuck some one up. I fuck the shit out of who wrote this shit. Sick mother fucker, i am going to fuck your sister,mother, grandmother, cousen, all those dick eaters.

[August 10, 2008 8:30 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

YOU KNOW WHAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU CAUSES SO MUCH FIGHTS...IM FROM ALBANIA AND PROUD OF IT EVEN IF IT ISNT PERFECT TELL ME WHICH COUNTRY IS PERFECT?? CUZ IF YOU DIDNT NOTICE EVERY COUNTRY HAS THEIR PROBLEMS...SO EVEN IF YOU DONT LIKE THIS COUNTRY AND YOU KNOW WHAT I CANT CHANGE THAT BUT HOW ABOUT RESPECT FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE READING THIS BLOG..AND PLEASE IF YOUR WRITTING SOMETHING YOU SHOULD GET THE REAL FACTS...AND JUST SO YOU KNOW NOT ALL ALBANIANS HATE SERBS WE SHOULD NOT JUDGE PEOPLE BY THEIR ETHNYCITY

[August 11, 2008 3:22 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

Low life scumbag how ever post this staf.

[August 11, 2008 8:38 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Florian said

can some body close this website or fix it

[August 11, 2008 10:09 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Klevis said

this is so fucking racist. right when i look at the first sentence i know its bullshit. albanians (of albania) r not pale and blonde. actually there is hardly any blonde ppl in albania, those r the ugly slavs. albanians r nice brown haired ppl with shimmering brown eyes and nice tan from the sun in albania so stfu with the fake stereotypes u jealous cunt

[August 12, 2008 1:44 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Tina said

Shame on who ever wrote this article! First of the language is unacceptable (very offensive), second the facts are not straight and third it's a shame to see someone twist the truth like this. If you're gonna write something, then get the facts straight, don't just write bs.

For all the people who do not know anything about Albania and who are reading this article, please ignore everything that this author has written. Although not perfect, Albania is a wonderful country with amazing, loving and caring people. We have an amazing history behind us and are trying very hard to take our country towards the right path of development.

To the author: It's people like you that encourage fights and start arguments, shame on you! Please, edit your article, it's unfair to post untruthful information!

[August 12, 2008 1:51 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

FACT: There were two blonde girls in my city ~ 50000 people

[August 12, 2008 1:53 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

FACT: Never heard of "Bola" or "Ladder Golf" before, or even played it..and I'm Albanian

[August 12, 2008 1:55 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

FACT: I, as an Albanian, can say that we love Italy and US as well, Maybe Italy a bit more...lol

[August 12, 2008 2:00 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous replied to Anonymous

admire Italy for their fashion, culture and style and US for their independence, courage and achievement.

[August 12, 2008 2:01 PM]  |  link  |  reply
I panjohuri said

Another Albanian you can put here:
Carl Ritter von Ghega (Karl Gega)
http://sq.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Ritter_von_Ghega

[August 13, 2008 12:28 AM]  |  link  |  reply
True to my Albanian roots said

Now i thought this shitty ass blog was suppose to talk about the olympics or some shit, but all i see is some retarted fuck starting shit for no apparent reason. Like Albanian King said I Bet you that no motherfucking Greek, Serb, Russian, or other Albanian hater will say anything to our face. This shit dont got to be bout politics but you fucks are really pushing your bitch asses too far talking shit about Albanians. Next thing you know one of you fucks ends up dead when their IP adress is found so I suggst KEEP YOUR FUCKING MOUTH SHUT FAGGOT HATERS. O YEA "HI HATER"!

[August 13, 2008 11:28 AM]  |  link  |  reply
ben said

can sLow life scumbag how ever post this staf ken body close this website or fix it

[August 13, 2008 11:30 PM]  |  link  |  reply
ProudToBeAlbanian said

To all of u haters u can all suck my fucking Albanian dick,and fuck all of your roots and all of your beliefs and everything you all live for, you fucking pieces of shit. To be Albanian is amazing and all of u have no idea becuse you are all some mixed shits from all over the world.
Conclusion
Just fuck off and leave albania alone cuz all of u jealous. So go suck a dick.

[August 15, 2008 5:40 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Killer said

SML you should be lucky that you're STILL alive!!!

[August 16, 2008 9:30 PM]  |  link  |  reply
fcukyou. said

yourr a fucking idiot who has his facts all wrong. suck your own dick bitch. you want to talk trash then talk to your mother son of a mother fucking gaylord.

[August 17, 2008 7:39 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

dont fuck with albanians because they will fuck u like we always do

[August 18, 2008 12:54 PM]  |  link  |  reply
anonymous said

If all Serbs were to be like you Slobodan Milloshevic would have been alive today.
O sorry by the way, Where is your famous doctor Karadsic? You can ask him for some mental healling therapy.

Sorry but you can no longer book an appointment with the doctor because by now on he will be on the Hague Jail untill he dies.

By the way do not worry Mr "stinky mouth"because they will send it back to you as they did with criminel Milloshevic.

[August 18, 2008 2:57 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous1 said

Hey "Fillthy Mouth",read carefuly, because i do not want your heart beatting faster,I want it to stop wright now.
Here we go lololo....
Long live UNITED STATES OF ALBANIA-KOSOVA-AMERICA-GREAT BRITAIN.
Kosova is ALBANIA.
Long live BUSH,Clinton,Blair,Thaci,Sali Berisha,Tosi Nano and forever with as Great Rugova.
This is my last message to you fillthy mouth ,because after that I do not think that your heart is still beatting,you dead RAT.

[August 21, 2008 4:35 AM]  |  link  |  reply
N said

I don't know who you think you are but you are on disgusting racist idiot! you OBVIOUSLY dont know ONE THING about Albania or Kosovo! WHY THE FUCK DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE ALOT OF TURISTS!? its because of their beautiful cities, landscapes and hidden cities that have recently been discoverd...e.g. Butrint! Of course Albania has problems...but every country in the entire world has problems too!! eventually they will become better! Oh and seriously, get your facts right...hardly any of the shit you've written is right!! So basically you're making it out that all those people's families who were slaughterd, murdered, taken from their families and homes are nothing? i'd like to see what you would say if you were in their position...if you saw a serb killing your child before your very eyes? i doubt you'd be writing the shit you've written now!? Hell is nothing compared to what people went through during that war and its only fair they can move forward with their lives! So you hate all you want...Albanians and Kosovans may have their problems...but they're good, caring, PROUD people with a beautiful and amazing history and nothing will change it!!! Oh and by the way...it must of taken you agesss to write this blog...how sad can you actually be? Loser!

[August 21, 2008 3:53 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Tom said

As a proud Albanian, allow me to say that not all of us are batshit insane, and some of us can actually take a joke (and use proper spelling and grammar).

Although I'm quite impressed that you're still getting death threats 9 months after the original post.

[August 23, 2008 2:49 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Mimi said

Hahaha Albania Kosova we are the best and you can hate all you want .
Fuck Serbia,Rasha,Grese hahahha they are all Loser son of a bitchis so fuck them LOL.
We dont give a shit what them cunt talk about us were all people the same, so if they hate us then good we do too hahahhaha.
I dont care any more what haters say they can kiss my ASS.
And by the way i am Kosovare and i hate people thet talk shit .
So Kiss my ass and talk shit all day because no body is going to set here and read all of your stupid shit you wrot.
Kosova + Albania + America 4 Ever.

[August 24, 2008 5:43 PM]  |  link  |  reply
9 villegers of gorani albanians said

I found it interesting those staff, most of them are true with some extra bits adds to it but i am one of the gorani and i am praud of my self and we into armani and D&G so what?
Time will tell that people are fear albanian people cos they honur themself.

[August 24, 2008 8:15 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Albanian said

You people are fucked up. Who the fuck gave you the fucking permission to run your fucking mouths about the best country in the world? Fucking bunch of losers. Get a fucking life fucking morons. Fucking pathetic mother fuckers.

[August 24, 2008 8:25 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Albanian said

And yea one msg to the mother fucking author: Go suck dick you fucking piece of shit... If you got balls stick a picture with your fucking address on this article and I'll personally come tell you the real mother fucking facts about ALBANIA you fucking pussy.

[December 7, 2008 9:01 AM]  |  link  |  reply
fatlum said

you are right albinia is a good country and i am from albibia

[December 7, 2008 9:02 AM]  |  link  |  reply
fatlum said

you are right albinia is a good country and i am from albibia

[December 7, 2008 9:06 AM]  |  link  |  reply
fatlum said

dont u fucking speak like that to albinia you fucking ass whipe imbsul so fuck ur dick author

[December 11, 2008 5:44 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

go fuck albania and all the sons of bitches that live there......fuck you alllll.........l.l.l

[December 11, 2008 5:46 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

dont fuckin argue

[December 11, 2008 6:01 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Anonymous said

albania is the asshole of the world full of sneaky fuckwits who are not man enough to challenge a guy face to face

[March 16, 2009 1:51 PM]  |  link  |  reply
MotherFucker said

Hey anonymous. U got a fucken name? U got an email adress??? post it on your next comment and Ill find your bitch ass. And if ure not too far from Detroit Ill pay you a visit, and show you if albanians are man enough to challenge your punk ass face to face, u son of a fucken whore. I cant believe how much heart you pussy fuckers get in front of a computer. And to the author of this article:Have you ever made fun of the genocide to anybody from kosovo???? I think you should write a letter to your mother before you try that. And if you make it out alive, then write another comment in this website, and ill give you all the props. U stupid piece of shit. Ure a fucken discrace. You know you shouldnt play with fire, but u still do. Theres always consequences to everything you say. I hope im the one who finds out where you live. Ull see how your comments can take your life. Please can some one post anything new that they know about this writer??? Please???? He deserves to die by an albanian hand. really soon. Please help me . I cant fall asleep anymore.

[April 9, 2009 12:37 AM]  |  link  |  reply
KRIS-albanian said

LOL, WE ALBANIANS WE ACCEPT REALITY AND TRY TO EMBRACE FROM IT, ONE THING THOUGH, WE'RE KNOWN FOR OUR SHIT SO BE IT, WE AT LEAST DNT SHOW THE WORLD (WEB) THAT WE'RE PATHETIC, SITTING BEHIND THE COMPUTER FOR DAYS TO TRY AND POST A BLOG ABOUT US! WE KNOW IS EITHER A SERB OR A GREEK THAT HAS NO LIFE THAT KEEPS POSTING THESE BLOGS, PATHETIC BUNCH OF HOMOS, I MEAN YOUR GUYS ANGER SHOWN IN HERE IS LIKE YOUR MOTHERS HAVE REALLY BEEN ASS-RAPED BY ALBANIAN MEN TO BE LIKE THIS! LOL, IN THE END OF THE DAY, THERE IS 3 MILLION LIVING IN ALBANIA AND 4.5 LIVING AROUND THE WORLD, SAME AS GREEKS AND FUCKING SERBS, AMERIKA,AUSTRALIA,GERMANY,UK ETC, I MEAN IF YOU HAVE A HEALTHY ASS, SIT IT UP FROM THE CHAIR U SPEND UR LIFE WRITING BLOGS ABOUT US AND GO AND SAY THIS TO AN ALBANIAN PERSON, WE WOULD DO THIS IF IT WAS VICE-VERSA, OTHERWISE THE WORLD IS WISER MY FRIEND SO SHUT THE FUCK UP! U SLAVIC PUSSY! IF U GOT ANGER U EITHER BRING IT ON OR GO FUCK YOUR SISTER! NO GAY HISTORY HERE.. SHOUT OUT TO THE GOOD PPL!

[July 6, 2009 11:41 PM]  |  link  |  reply
fuc greek & serbs said

Haters I cantbelive you waisted time writing lies no one is gonna read anyway u fucking looser we got borders not like serbia which keeps dissapearing off the map hahah oh yeah fuck u greek pedofile fuckers

[July 7, 2009 12:05 AM]  |  link  |  reply
GREEK&SERB SISTER PIMP :) said

HOW DID THE TROY STORY GO... 30 GREEKS HAD TO GET INTO A HORSES ASS TO GET INTO TROY WITH 100 TIMES MORE PUSSIES ( I MEANT SOLDIERS)HAHA JOKE JOKE .. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO DATE A GREEK GIRL??? FUCKING HER BROTHER 3 TIMES IN THE ASS. HAHAH JOKE JOKE!!! WHAT DOES SERBIA AND NOKIA HAVE IN COMMON??? THEY BOTH KEEP GETTING SMALLER. FUCK ALL U LOOSERS WER A HAPPY LITLE COUNTRY IN BETWEEN ALL OF YOU TOUGH HOMESEXUALS!!! DO SOMETHING OR SHUT THE FUCK UP :) ALBANIAN LOVE

[November 9, 2009 2:29 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Albanian girl said

"if u wasn't steady hatin u'd b ballin too" I feel that if u really take the time of day to think n write this stuff then you really must be hating on something. Because if we were all you say we are you would not care that much to write. I personally feel that if someones is talking about me(or my country) is because we got something you don' and you want.
Also just a COOL ACTUAL FACT AB ALBANIA: IN THE BIBLE IN THESSALONIANS THERE IS A VERSE THAT SAYS: AND GOD WENT FROM JERUSALEM ALL THE WAY TO ILLYRICUM" illyricum is albanias name in the past. Albania has been around for thousands of years n will continue to be. And every Albanian person that moves from Albania PROSPERS......

[November 9, 2009 2:45 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Albanian girl said

Oh and albanias flag does not in any way consist of a dragon... So as everybody else said: get your facts straight! It is a double headed eagle.
And if you are a Serb or from Europe than you should kneel down to the Albanian double headed eagle flag. Because the big skenderbeg hero save all of Europe from ottoman reign. They wouldve taken over and now you would be at least half Turk and probably a Muslim yourself dear. Now this is facts and informative. And to me and my fellow Albanians this informative facts that I gave you are very humurous! So holla!!!!!

[November 12, 2009 11:20 AM]  |  link  |  reply
taulant said

fuck oll of you ho talks bad for albos you dont no haw sorry you gona be you ass hoollssssssssssssss mothe fuckers fuck you bitchesssssssssssssssssss

[December 18, 2009 12:48 PM]  |  link  |  reply
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