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Monday, June 13th, 2011

Everyone of a certain age knows the meaning of those initials. “Fix It Again Tony”. That was the joke about Fiat when they were still imported into the U.S. until 1984 when they were no longer available. Italian style sometimes seemed more important that reliability. Of course that little first-hand knowledge of the company doesn’t […]


Thursday, May 12th, 2011

No, this does not refer to that American luncheon meat which is in itself a pale imitation of the magnificent monster salami from Bologna. It’s a lovely city in Emilia-Romagna. I visited there several years ago and plan to return before long. It has a some nicknames. One, that I’m familiar with is “la grassa” […]


Saturday, March 26th, 2011

In my last post I was corrected in my misspelling of Emilia-Romagna by Garbriele (thanks, Garbriele). He lives in Salsomaggiore Terme in that region of Italy (the equivalent of states in the U.S.). His is a modest size city (about 20,000 inhabitants) with a VERY impressive thermal bath facility as you can see. It made […]

Carabiniere Jokes

Monday, September 27th, 2010

For whatever reason the Italians seem to have a long history of Carabiniere jokes. In some respects they are a lot like the ethnic jokes that we used to tell before we realized that it was really insensitive to tell them about ethnic groups – notably Poles. Does anyone remember Polack jokes? Almost everyone now […]