Monday, December 14, 2009



Silvio treats an EU summit with appropriate (dis)respect

I love this guy:
"Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi shocked leaders at an EU summit on Friday by sending them doodles showing women’s underwear through the ages. He passed round his etchings of bloomers and thongs as the leaders discussed climate change at the meeting in Brussels. His vulgar prank caused titters among some, but indignation among others who passed them back to him.

European leaders present included Gordon Brown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen and EU foreign envoy Baroness Cathy Ashton.

Mr Berlusconi, 73, started doodling as the leaders discussed giving more money to help poorer nations combat the effects of climate change.

At first, the other leaders thought he was making his own calculations with a view to taking part in the complex talks. Then they realised he was sketching women’s underwear. One source said the etchings were headed ‘Women’s knickers through the ages’. The doodles are said to have included loin cloths used by Egyptian women, Victorian bloomers, French satin knickers, thongs and G-strings.

Source

"Knickers to you" is an old British expression of derision and rejection (See e.g. here). Maybe they have something similar in Italy. "Knickers" is a British word for underpants, most usually female ones.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Not Amused said...

Um,... Jon, you seem to have left the back door open allowing the above crap to seep in. What's next, commercials? Oh wait. That is a commercial!

Anonymous said...

I thought you conservatives support business like Anon3:05. Only when it suits you needs.

Anonymous said...

and phony anon 3:52,
so you never have anything negative to say about government. I thought big government is the way but you seem to hate a significant part of our government system, you know the part with Republicans.... lol hypocrite

Anonymous said...

no anonymous, we support legitimate businesses, not internet scams. This is a bot just like the phishing emails people receive. If you think the post is legitimate, please feel free to go to their link and provide them with YOUR bank info and make all the money you can.

Jon undoubtedly needs to add post verification to prevent these bots from accessing his site.

peedoffamerican

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3:52 said...
"I thought you conservatives support business like Anon3:05. Only when it suits you needs."

Comrade, shouldn't that be "your" needs?

Anonymous said...

Berlusconi was attacked and spend the night in a hospital. Someone threw a miniature model at him and he apparently broke some teeth and had to have stitches sewn on his lip. I guess the attacker wasn't a fan of underwear drawings.

Anonymous said...

Berlisconi is a horny buffoon

jonjayray said...

Commercials deleted

They are an occupational hazard of making it easy to post comments

Yo' mama said...

Berlisconi is now a toothless horny buffoon.