“I wonder what Yia Yia thinks?”

Forget “What Would Jesus Do?” – the hottest question around is “I wonder what Yia Yia thinks?”!

These three advertisements for Athenos hommous and yoghurt can’t be embedded. But click on the links to the ads on Youtube. HT to CG for referencing the first one in relation to our discussion on fathers as breadwinners.

“Yia Yia on Parenting”
“Yia Yia on Relationships”
“Yia Yia on Fashion”

Literally ROTFL!

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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6 Responses to “I wonder what Yia Yia thinks?”

  1. Tony Bartel says:

    You think it’s funny, but it is true. Try searching “Greek Eater” on YouTube for another Greek stereotype.

  2. Tony Bartel says:

    Sorry, that should be Greek Easter.

  3. Tony Bartel says:

    Now that I am back on my laptop the link for Greek Easter is:

    You might also like to take a look at the Greek shotgun cleebration of Pascha (actually filmed in Melbourne. It reminds me fo the Holy Hand Grenade fo Antioch. Things fire up about 1 min 10 sec into the clip:

  4. Sharon says:

    They put the accent in the wrong place for yia yia – how sloppy.

    The shotgun thing is not traditional.

  5. Tony Bartel says:

    The shotgun is not part of the Tradition, but my Greek friends tell me that it is not unheard of in some villages in Greece.

  6. John Beeler says:

    I blogged these some time ago and could embed them. She’s right. Even though she’s an ad campaign meant to make fun of her values.

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