Saturday, January 30, 2010

Berlusconi can't be prime minister


However, Silvio can’t be even mayor, vice mayor, usher...
Not even postman, traffic policeman, plumber, and dentist!
Can you imagine Berlusconi dentist?
He would be able to put a set of false teeth - obviously produced by him – to a six years child…

Stories and News, the Storytelling show: February 12 2010, Rome.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Berlusconi 10 points plan to help Mafia

Stories and News No. 98

The Story:

1. SEIZED PROPERTIES AGENCY:
Are you a mobster? Have we seized your land, houses or anything else? Would you like to get back what we have taken away? Simple: you buy them back at our auctions...

2. THE ANTI MAFIA LAWS CODE:
Here comes in the best Italian libraries a story of the greatest favours made by our government to mafia:
The anti-mafia laws code, from the tax shield to the short process...

3. NEW TOOLS TO ATTACK MAFIA PROPERTIES:
The mobsters have many properties in Italy and our government is ready to do anything to find them (relax, just to seize and put them at auction…).
However, if that's not enough, we will also seize them on the TV: stop with serials or films on Mafia. Both are not necessary, we just do it in parliament...

4. CONTRAST TO ECOMAFIA:
Our party, the people of freedom, has finally found the solution to the Ecomafia problem: here is a nice amnesty to present and future abuse of protected areas.
In other words, how to fight the mafia who commits crimes against the environment?
We legalize the crime!

5. SUPPORT TO RACKET AND USURY VICTIMS:
The Berlusconi government whish to be close, body and soul, to the victims of extortion and usury: the Mafia bosses.
Yes, because they are the true victims, not the poor people who they extort money to.
By the way, if Mangano is a hero and Craxi was a scapegoat, everything is possible, isn’t it?

6. COMPUTER MAP OF CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS:
This is the true jewel of our program.
Imagine an interactive map with all locations of criminal organizations, updated in real time. The mafia bosses can follow it on the navigator, mobile phone or PC. So, we do not have to call them. They already know when and what property we are going to seize!
(And then put at auction…)

7. SUPERVISION ON BUILDINGS CONTRACTS:
Supervision on contracts and contractors too!
We don’t to have another Cosentino...

8. INITIATIVES AGAINST INTERNATIONAL CRIME:
After the incredible success of our government against organized crime, we decided to export abroad the Italian model.
Currently we have no request.
That’s strange…

9. STING OPERATIONS:
Anyway, this is not new. We ever had a member of our coalition infiltrated among the ranks of the enemy. Our best agent was just elected president of Copasir...

10. PLAN AGAINST BLACK JOB:
This is brilliant. How to defeat the moonlighting or, how we say in Italian, the black job? Exterminating the black…



Stories and news: “invented” Stories, fruit of my imagination, inspired by “true” media News.

Stories and News, the Storytelling show: February 12 2010, Rome.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

You stink of Romanian. Is it racism?

And 13 years old girl tries to commit suicide...

Stories and News No. 97


The Story:

We are a country known worldwide for its history and its culture.
Precisely for this reason, we never fail to show our love for our artistic and architectural treasures, which are our true pride.
Our beautiful land attracts tourists from all over the globe.
However many people who are looking for a job and a better life arrive here too.
Sometimes we don’t like it.
Try to understand us.
When someone has a beautiful thing, he does everything to heal and protect it.
Is it racism if we want to defend our cities from the stench coming from outside?
Are we racist if we want to keep intact the perfumes of Milan?



The aromas of Turin?



The fragrance of Rome?



The sweet odour of Palermo?



The soft balm of Naples?



We are not racists.
We just love our country...


Stories and news: “invented” Stories, fruit of my imagination, inspired by “true” media News.

Stories and News, the Storytelling show: February 12 2010, Rome.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Holocaust Remembrance Day of past and present

Stories and News No. 96

The Story:

My name is memory.
I am your most valuable friend.
I am the pit where to not fall again and the wrong way to not take twice.
I am the not repeating phrase and not reiterating gesture.
I keep everything, joys and sorrows, follies and priceless moments, dust and diamonds.
I make no distinction between past and present, between the Holocaust of yesterday and those of today.
No difference between yesterday...


And today...


Between yesterday...


And today...


Between yesterday...


And today...


My name is memory.
I can be your most feared enemy.
I am the eye which takes a picture of your shame in a dark room.
I am the footprint on earth you will never erase.
I am the reflection of your life in dreams of people who can only admire those of others.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Big Brother? XFactor? The true absolute nothing…

Stories and News N. 95


The Story:

Once upon a time there was a group of friends.
They were true friends, not simulating to be…



They were young people who made music to bring attention to the reality.
Quite the opposite of someone who pretends to play real music using it to attract attention to himself...



They were young people able to face real problems finding the strength to laugh at them.
Very different from people who cry before the nothing...



They were the Gnienti totali (absolute nothing), they came from Abruzzo, the region of the earthquake (for those who still remember it) and they wrote a song:



So the question is: who are the true absolute nothing?


Stories and news: “invented” Stories, fruit of my imagination, inspired by “true” media News.

Stories and News, the Storytelling show: February 12 2010, Rome.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Vendola Left beat Democratic Party. D’Alema: PD has failed.

Stories and News No. 94


The Story:

Banality.
If reality were the result of imagination the world would be different.
In Haiti the richest countries in the world would save people as good as they are to kill when they make war.
Banality.
If we were living in the realm of dreams the church would be different too, since reading that a priest stole money to a disabled person to give presents at his lover, it would realize that before talking to politics should deal with itself.
Banality.
If life were written by our imagination, a government that organizes against TAV a manifestation of thousand people to respond to the protest of twenty thousand, would have the decency to admit that, maybe, there is something undemocratic in what it is doing.
Banality.
If our country were what we would like, after the sixth night that ten workers are sleeping on a roof, the Fiat would use the money it took from the State, to not dismiss them.
Banality.
If Left Italians waked up one morning to vote a leftist man, not allied with the centre leftist, which is another thing, in dreams as in reality...
If people who want a Left opposition stopped tolerating compromises to get the catholic votes, by parties that do not really get them at all...
If that were the reality, finally D'Alema, with the mouth of Bersani
Indeed, directly D'Alema - because this is fantasy… - noting that Democratic Party allied with catholic UDC failed to win twice in southern Italy, against a so-called radical Left man, attacked for months by the newspapers and declared homosexual too, would invite the press to declare: "The Democratic Party has failed. The PD has failed because it has not an identity. The PD has failed because it is not a leftist party, or even a centrist party, because it is not a party. The parties are liable when they come from people and we do not understand, do not listen and do not see the people. We are not a party. We are just us..."
Banality.



The News: Vendola victory.

Stories and news: “invented” Stories, fruit of my imagination, inspired by “true” media News.

Stories and News, the Storytelling show: February 12 2010, Rome.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Scandal photos and newspapers

Stories and News No. 93


The Story:

We are Il Giornale (the newspaper) with capital I.
We are La Stampa (the press) who pursues the news everywhere, from the bedroom to the toilet, strictly without knocking.
Oh sure, otherwise you would have Il Tempo (the time) to get dressed.
By the way, we do like everyone across La Repubblica (the republic).
Our news are not only slanders, we give evidence, interceptions and photos.
They arrive to us in various ways, by mail or by Corriere (courier) service.
We peck the politician in the breach and the VIP on everyone's lips in the key act, while they are enjoying an Espresso coffee or unaware admiring a beautiful Panorama.
Besides, everyone is Libero (free), we are in democracy.
So here's the photo of Michele Santoro and Beatrice Borromeo:



What? It is a photomontage? Bad too?!
How dare you?
Look, we are serious journalists!
We entered the order, think about before you speak.
Do you think it is easy today to work in a newspaper?
Try, if you can…
We are only honest reporters, telling the truth.
It is not our fault if in the exclusive rooms there are sexy scandals and outrageous parties.
We have to sell the copies.
Then we need to see our spaces bought by investors.
And finally we may exchange you, the readers, your eyes and what's left of your brain, with the money of companies that honoured us with their presence.
Don’t you like what we do?
Would you prefer to read different media?
Do you really feel to be better than us?
Well, why did you get here, on this page?


Stories and news: “invented” Stories, fruit of my imagination, inspired by “true” media News.

Stories and News, the Storytelling show: February 12 2010, Rome.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Students on the roof with Gandhi

Stories and News No. 92

The Story:

Once upon a time in Milan there were four boys.
They were five, but then they became four.
We know how the five does.
It often turns into four, sometimes to six.
That is typical.
Alfonso was the eldest, 39 years old and collected waste on his city.
It was a noble work.
Mattia was 20 years old and to pay for studies he washed the clothes of his countrymen.
It was a necessary and worthwhile work.
David was 18 years old, but he had not an employment, as Edward, who was two years older.
Nevertheless they were young.
Nothing is more valuable in the oldest country in Europe.
The four boys wanted to study and so improve themselves.
Not everyone did the same, of course.
They were not obliged to.
It was just a desire, theirs.
I am talking about a precious desire, which should be protected as the last fire in a cold camp of a jungle valley in Milan.
Don’t tell me that there are no jungles in Milan, because I am in the creative flow and I cannot stop.
Incredibly, the city - which Alfonso made neat the streets of - and its citizens - whose dresses were made equally blameless by Mattia - decided that the boys had to leave the school.
For them it was a blow to the heart, as equivalent to stop dreaming.
So they made a gesture that many naive people call extreme.
The boys climbed on a roof.
The roof was on top of their school.
A school named Gandhi.
Destiny has a sense of irony, as my friend Gennaro often said, and he's right.
Gandhi would have not defined their act as extreme; rather he would have been there with them in their sacred act of non-violent protest.



With strength, since it does not come from physical capacity, but from an indomitable will.
For the truth, that never hurts a just cause.
Aware of his morality, because morality is not following the known path, but finding your own road and bravely going after it.
Up on a roof too.
In the name of justice, because it is everything. The rest comes later.
Once upon a time there were four boys.
They were five, but then they became four.
We know how the five does.
It often turns into four, sometimes to six.
Other times, though rarely, the miracle happens and the six became seven, eight, nine, ten, and so on, until the roof collapses over the heads of ungrateful citizens...


Stories and news: “invented” Stories, fruit of my imagination, inspired by “true” media News.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Massachusetts to Republicans

And Martin Luther King writes a letter to Obama…

Stories and News No. 91

The Story:

Dear Barack,
I write you for one reason.
Not because your party has lost Massachusetts, putting at serious risk the healthcare reform.
That it is only a pretext.
On 18 January 2010, during the day dedicated to myself, you said that you want to continue my work.
On October 9, 2009 you were awarded Nobel Peace Prize, just like me, who was awarded four years before my death.
Have you thought enough about what this entails?
My dream...
President, have you really understood my dream?
In my dream there is no place for weapons, both for preventive wars and the so-called peacekeeping missions



In my dream, the president of my country would have signed the Treaty to ban landmines



In my dream respect for nature is already part of it and my country would do everything not just to sign the Kyoto Protocol, but also to be the first supporter in the world...



In my dream, it is obvious that Guantanamo would be closed, but my president would have also done everything giving justice to those who have been abused...



In my dream the Cuba embargo, still working now, it would be a nightmare...



In my dream the Nobel Peace cannot shake hands to those who do not deserve the government they hold...



Well, I guess what you're thinking about now.
Basically this is just a dream, real life is quite another thing, in politics words must come to terms with every day reality.
Yet there is one small aspect that you should keep in mind every moment you make a decision from which not only the United States but the whole world depends: for those like me, an afroamerican president was just a dream...



Martin Luther King


Stories and news: “invented” Stories, fruit of my imagination, inspired by “true” media News.

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