Posts tagged ‘Italy’

July 24, 2020

“Advancing with over half a tonne of meat on board is dangerous.”

by allthoughtswork

A Venice Gondolier

We’re too fat for Venice. Gondoliers have had to reduce the number of butts on their gondolas to avoid sinking.

Skip the gelato next time, Marge.

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December 25, 2018

Why Parmesan cheese is so expensive

by allthoughtswork


December 9, 2018

Sean Connery channeled Donald Trump in 1970 Venice

by allthoughtswork

Sean Connery


Venetian: “Perhaps we shouldn’t take the water taxi in this weather, Mr. Bond…”

Connery: “Nonsense, I love Venish!”

November 23, 2018

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

by duncanr

customers to this Ikea store in Catania, Italy are greeted by an unusual sight . . .

the store allows stray dogs into the store to keep warm and cosy during cold autumn and winter months and they are fed and fussed by employees and customers

full story and more pics here

September 6, 2018

Starbucks to Italy: “Can we interest you in our crappy coffee?”

by allthoughtswork

Starbucks Milan exterior

Italy to Starbucks: “Your momma!”

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June 4, 2018

Man takes selfie in front of tragedy that cost a woman her leg

by allthoughtswork

Image result for selfie train accident italy

Don’t worry, police caught the bastard and made him delete the photo. An Italian television presenter declared that he had turned off his soul and his personality and become an “automaton of the internet.

No, sweetheart, he made a choice. He wanted attention and now the whole internet knows what a tiny dick he has. Finito.

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October 17, 2016

I May be Gone Some Time

by duncanr

red-wine-pouringmy apologies, folks – somethings come up and I’m going to be absent for a few days

don’t know how long I’ll be gone – [where’s that bloody passport?] – or whether I’ll be able to get a decent wifi signal where I’m going so you may not hear from me for a while

sorry for the short notice but I need to move quickly before ratty learns about this

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May 5, 2016

Italian Court Rules on Food Theft

by duncanr

hobo cooking sausagethe law is often said to be an ass – but big up the italian Court of Cassation – [yes, I misread that at first, too] – for this ruling that the “right to survival prevails over property

April 5, 2016

Reason to Stay in EU – No 1

by duncanr

the UK is holding a referendum in JUne to decide whther to leave or stay in the European Union

one reason for staying in the EU is . . .

a more enlightened education system –


[feel free to leave your own suggestions why the UK would be better off in or out of the EU as a comment to this post]

January 23, 2016

Housework : A Warning

by duncanr

man falling off balconyevery now and again, we here at Madhatters like to put aside – temporarily – our flippancy to air a serious matter

today’s PSA is a warning to men everywhere

in the face of relentless bullying, cajoling, threats from the women in your life, stay strong – refuse to do . . .

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