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!

  3. Budget Hotels in DelhiAre you looking for Budget Hotel in Delhi? Call cheap hotel in Delhi Today @+91-9810104774 or Budget Hotels in Delhi at affordable rates.

  4. Request for registering eCurator

    Dear Arthur,

    Hello, this is Tomo.
    I'm 1st year student in UCLA located at Los Angeles.

    We will start a web service, called "eCurator" from 3rd August.
    eCurator is a web-based platform that connects overseas travelers to local residents in the area they are traveling to help provide travel advice and recommendations.

    I moved to LA in last August to study at UCLA.
    Thanks to the advice from people who have lived in LA for a long time, my life in LA has become colorful.
    So, I came to think that if local people provide travelers with their experience, their travels become more fun and something unique.

    You put out the useful information about your living city on your blog.
    So, could you talk to taravelers and share them with your local experience?
    In return for your kindness, travelers will pay you $6 for 30 minites conversation as a gratitude through our website.
    Our concept is that local residents can earn some money which allows them to buy Starbucks Latte and Scone if they talked to prospect travelers.

    If you are interested in this service, please access the link below.
    It explains the detail of eCurator and contains contact info.

    Hope you will share your special experience with travelers

    Best Regards,


    eCurator's URL (Under construction):