The Italians Know How To Party

March 6th, 2008at 08:07pm Posted by Eli

Er, so to speak…

From the “No Garbage” party, to the “Don’t row against the tide” party, to “Dr. Cirillo’s party of existentialist impotents”, there will be something for everyone in Italy’s general election in April.

Nearly 180 symbols of political parties, movements, lists, sub-lists, sub-parties and a myriad of other groupings were presented to the Interior Ministry by Sunday’s deadline.

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The symbol for “Dr. Cirillo’s party of existentialist impotents” — black lettering on a plain white background — gives no hint of whether the good doctor is referring to political or sexual impotence. It is symbol number 132.

Dr. Cirillo appears to be a budding political mover and shaker in constant evolution. In past elections, he led the “Good Manners Party” and the “Free Condoms Party”.

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Those who feel that Italy is in dire economic straits and mired in social stagnation may be drawn to the “S.O.S. Italy Party,” which has aligned itself with the centre right headed by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

The name of Beppe Grillo, a popular comic-cum-crusader who has urged Italians to say “F— off” to traditional politics, appears on six symbols, including one saying he should be prime minister and not frontrunners Berlusconi and Walter Veltroni.

Amid all the noise and haste of large parties, tiny parties, Sicilian and Sardinian separatists, rightists, leftists, and middle-of-the-roaders, perhaps one party will sound seductive to many.

Its symbol merely says: “I don’t vote”.

Awesome. All we have are a couple of animals which are looking rather long in the tooth. Or tusk.

I also feel obliged to point out that existentialist impotents wouldn’t need free condoms.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Elections,Politics,Weirdness


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