The Panerai guide to stylish Italian living

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Re: The Panerai guide to stylish Italian living

Post by biglove » Tue May 04, 2021 2:42 pm

Of all the places in the world I would like to visit, France and Italy sit at the bottom. I would rather see the slums of Calcutta.

Maybe I have seen too many movies that have jaded me on the respective cultures of Italy and France.
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Re: The Panerai guide to stylish Italian living

Post by conjurer » Tue May 04, 2021 7:01 pm

biglove wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 2:42 pm
Of all the places in the world I would like to visit, France and Italy sit at the bottom. I would rather see the slums of Calcutta.

Maybe I have seen too many movies that have jaded me on the respective cultures of Italy and France.
I myself would like to live in Venice. The only caveat would be that I'd have to win the Powerball first, so I could buy a Piazzo, or a pizzaria, or whateverthefuck you call a big-ass mansion on the Grand Canal. Then, I'd refuse to learn Italian, but instead hand out $100 bills to every one of the local peasants I meet, and wear a Brioni suit with a Camel hair overcoat thrown over my shoulders, and walk around like Don Barzini, gesturing with my cupped hand and smiling, nodding as the local peasants tug their forelocks, hoping for another Benjamin. Then I'd hire a couple South African ex-Blackwater mercs, who would push into the canal any hapless Italian unfortunate enough to get too friendly. Then, I'd nod agreeably, and say, "Oh, this is too violent for me!"

That would be capital.
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Re: The Panerai guide to stylish Italian living

Post by JAS1125 » Tue May 04, 2021 7:07 pm

conjurer wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:01 pm
biglove wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 2:42 pm
Of all the places in the world I would like to visit, France and Italy sit at the bottom. I would rather see the slums of Calcutta.

Maybe I have seen too many movies that have jaded me on the respective cultures of Italy and France.
I myself would like to live in Venice. The only caveat would be that I'd have to win the Powerball first, so I could buy a Piazzo, or a pizzaria, or whateverthefuck you call a big-ass mansion on the Grand Canal. Then, I'd refuse to learn Italian, but instead hand out $100 bills to every one of the local peasants I meet, and wear a Brioni suit with a Camel hair overcoat thrown over my shoulders, and walk around like Don Barzini, gesturing with my cupped hand and smiling, nodding as the local peasants tug their forelocks, hoping for another Benjamin. Then I'd hire a couple South African ex-Blackwater mercs, who would push into the canal any hapless Italian unfortunate enough to get too friendly. Then, I'd nod agreeably, and say, "Oh, this is too violent for me!"

That would be capital.
That was Don Fanucci, not Barzini, you WASP :)
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Re: The Panerai guide to stylish Italian living

Post by conjurer » Tue May 04, 2021 7:10 pm

JAS1125 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:07 pm
conjurer wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:01 pm
biglove wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 2:42 pm
Of all the places in the world I would like to visit, France and Italy sit at the bottom. I would rather see the slums of Calcutta.

Maybe I have seen too many movies that have jaded me on the respective cultures of Italy and France.
I myself would like to live in Venice. The only caveat would be that I'd have to win the Powerball first, so I could buy a Piazzo, or a pizzaria, or whateverthefuck you call a big-ass mansion on the Grand Canal. Then, I'd refuse to learn Italian, but instead hand out $100 bills to every one of the local peasants I meet, and wear a Brioni suit with a Camel hair overcoat thrown over my shoulders, and walk around like Don Barzini, gesturing with my cupped hand and smiling, nodding as the local peasants tug their forelocks, hoping for another Benjamin. Then I'd hire a couple South African ex-Blackwater mercs, who would push into the canal any hapless Italian unfortunate enough to get too friendly. Then, I'd nod agreeably, and say, "Oh, this is too violent for me!"

That would be capital.
That was Don Fanucci, not Barzini, you WASP :)
Sorry, JAS; my memory was playing me false. And, I'm only half-WASP. The rest of me is dumb, ox-like Swede.
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Re: The Panerai guide to stylish Italian living

Post by biglove » Tue May 04, 2021 7:10 pm

conjurer wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:01 pm
biglove wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 2:42 pm
Of all the places in the world I would like to visit, France and Italy sit at the bottom. I would rather see the slums of Calcutta.

Maybe I have seen too many movies that have jaded me on the respective cultures of Italy and France.
I myself would like to live in Venice. The only caveat would be that I'd have to win the Powerball first, so I could buy a Piazzo, or a pizzaria, or whateverthefuck you call a big-ass mansion on the Grand Canal. Then, I'd refuse to learn Italian, but instead hand out $100 bills to every one of the local peasants I meet, and wear a Brioni suit with a Camel hair overcoat thrown over my shoulders, and walk around like Don Barzini, gesturing with my cupped hand and smiling, nodding as the local peasants tug their forelocks, hoping for another Benjamin. Then I'd hire a couple South African ex-Blackwater mercs, who would push into the canal any hapless Italian unfortunate enough to get too friendly. Then, I'd nod agreeably, and say, "Oh, this is too violent for me!"

That would be capital.
This and the fact that I would shit on someone’s desk are the reasons God won’t allow us to win the Powerball. 😳😂
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