18 December 2009

Reversal of fortune

I was not watching the TV, as usual, when a promo came on for Reversal of fortune...with Yello’s Liquid Lies as the background music...!

Who's responsible for that? Is it the same person who did the “Buone Feste” promo: three love story movies with Janis Joplin’s Piece of my heart?

14 December 2009

Meanwhile in Milano…

Last night in Milan, the italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was hit in the face with a souvenir of Milan’s Duomo (irony of ironies), suffering lesions to the face and a broken nose, by a man with a history of psychological problems.

In english (BBC)…
In italian (La Repubblica)
...and pictures too!

Yesterday afternoon (almost anticipating that evening’s events) on Sky Cinema X they ran The Boondock Saints. For those of you not familiar with the film, it’s about two brothers, deeply devout catholics, out to rid Boston (you gotta start somewhere) of all evil, evildoers included. In the end, it’s a philosophical question of “the ends justifying the means” and vigilantism.

My point is regardless of where you stand politically, or what your opinion is of Mr. Berlusconi, violence is never the solution.

I repeat: violence is never the solution.

That said…it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

08 December 2009


I just heard from the other room the latest TV spot from Calvé (no link, find it yrselves). It ends with the tagline…

Che Natale è senza Calvé?
(What kind of Christmas is it without Calvé?)

…because, God knows, the first thing i think of when i think of Christmas is mayonnaise.

07 December 2009

Happy Birthday, Louie!

You'da been ninety-eight wild years old today!

(Edit 2010.08.24: The original YouTube video was removed.)