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Portuguese Flip the Bird to their Own Reflection, Disapprove Portugal in Portugal!
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Portugal defies convention, engaging in mass protest against itself in an unprecedented display of national disapproval.
In a turn of events leaving satirists and editorial cartoonists obnoxiously giddy with delight, the people of Portugal engaged in a mass protest against the nation of Portugal while residing in Portugal.
Though not often heard of, this tightly wound anomaly spiralled into existence last week when Antonio Sousa, a disgruntled local from Porto, impulsively gave his own reflection the bird after losing at a game of Sudoku. Little did he know, this humourously exasperating demonstration would become a nationwide fury, bringing Portugal to the brink of a paradoxical civil war.
Following Sousa’s lead, millions of Portuguese, in their homes, cars, and even public facilities, started flipping the bird to their own reflections as a bold symbol of national indignation. When asked why, the general consensus communicated seemed to be, "Just because we live here doesn't mean we approve of everything and everyone here, including ourselves.”
Analysts, initially puzzled by this paradoxical trend, eventually attributed it to self-reflective disapproval directed at the nation's quiet but persistent issues like financial constraints, traffic woes and an unwelcome surge in the price of their beloved Bacalhau dish. Many, it seemed, were resentful with their unruly mop-top hairstyles often mistakenly attributed to 'nineties boy bands' by foreign Press - reaching a level of infamy captured best by 'Saturday Night Live' sketches and late-night comedians.
"Portugal disapproving Portugal in Portugal? That's definitely a first", said a bemused John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, as he rubbed his eyes, hoping it was a funny nightmare. "Is this some sort of inception-level civil unrest or have humanity's lurking existential crises finally come to light?” he quipped, guffawing at the absurdity.
Despite the rampant confusion and hilarity borne by these events, political figures haven't been quite as amused. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, reportedly unimpressed by the satirical protest, failed to see the funny side. He was spotted in public looking distastefully at a mirror as if to challenge his own reflection to a duel, stirring further amusement in an already comical atmosphere.
On the upside, Portugal's tourism sector saw a surge. Craig from Australia admitted he flew 24 hours just to flip the bird at his own reflection in Portugal. "It’s an odd but exhilarating experience," he chuckled while dramatically expressing disapproval of himself in a polished moped mirror.
Many now anticipate Portugal's Eurovision Song Contest entrant to perform an internationally-televised mirror-flip, further escalating the sarcastic protest. Meanwhile, other nations nervously wonder if this will give rise to a wave of similar global meta-protests. After all, who wouldn't want an excuse to flip off their own reflection periodically? It’s undeniably liberating, if not utterly sense-defying.
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Original title: Voter Disapprove Portugal in Portugal
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