Saturday, February 23, 2013

And the Oscar doesn't go to Oscar...

So which International social secretary of the universe scheduled the Oscars and the Italian Election on
the same day of the year? One with a hilarious sense of humour I believe. Voting will begin here in Rome on Sunday using state schools as voting stations. State schools will then be closed for a week for disinfestation while Romans go skiing until next weekend. In the meantime,  the new Prime Minster will move into his new palazzo and the world will congratulate the creators of Lincoln no doubt.  This is how things are done in Rome.  The Italian election has already had its "Oscar" action this week as one of the many many candidates Oscar Giannino, owner of a handsome handlebar moustache was removed from the race for pretending he had 2 degrees when in fact he had zero. I guess he wishes he hadn't exaggerated now..


  1. Yes, it's all weirder than Hollywood could ever imagine. The NY Times had an article today about "the Mummy"--here's an excerpt:

    “The Mummy Returns” was the front-page headline in one prominent French newspaper, referring to a 2001 movie and insinuating, perhaps, that the many cosmetic interventions Berlusconi has undergone include embalming.

    No one I've spoken to in Sicily seems to have any idea who to vote for!

  2. The Mummy returns. LOL. That's a very clever line for Italy. I bet they were laughing in the ffice when they came up with that one!

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