No, it’s not my joke, although I wish it was.
Meanwhile Macro Man vents:
Cyprus is…in the early stages of experiencing what it would do were it to leave the Euro: (i) a household liquidity crisis, (ii) a paralysed financial system, (iii) a collapse in monetary velocity, (iv) a large loss of national wealth, (v) capital controls, (vi) shortages of imported basic goods [trade credit for Cyprus now non-existent], and (vii) an exceptionally deep recession.
In short, as a friend points out:
All the costs of leaving the euro without the benefit of actually leaving.
Nicosia, call Reykjavik.