The most horrendous incident occurred when thieves decided it's not enough to rob the living, nor is it enough to steal precious objects from ancient tombs. Italy's most beloved showman, Mike Bongiorno, who passed away in 2009, was stolen out of his very own grave. The thieves will ask for ransom money in return for the corpse. Now.
Italy has a long tradition of wealthy people coveting dead saints' bodies, even traveling with them from abode to abode. And, I know that TV personalities are demi-gods, but, really...
Turns out this is not an isolated case, with the most famous being Charlie Chaplin. Even the money man of Italy, Banker Enrico Cuccia, was considered an account receivable to some wily grave robbers.
On a lighter note, in Sicily, a man's favorite goat died, and so the man posted those mourning notices all over town. His heartfelt appeal? «Unitamente ai pochissimi e preziosissimi amici e ai molti cari conoscenti profondamente affranti da dolore, comunichiamo la prematura morte del fidato Carlo il caprone!» Along with our precious & few friends and our dear grief-stricken acquaintances, we notify you of the premature death of our trusted Carlo - The Goat!
So nice, I may actually consider it when little Trevor meets his maker. But, I'm not saying these two guys are related, but, it did make at least one observer wonder...And, speaking of goats, fellow blogger - Bleeding Espresso - has a new blog in which she chronicles the life of her baby goat, Pasquilina, called Goat Berries.
And, keeping in the spirit, in an 'Only in Italy' moment, a school bus was caught with its proverbial pants down -- carrying an advertisement for a Sex Shop, Erotic Dreams.
It's a good thing the tots probably don't know much English. But, considering large adverts are prohibited within a certain distance of schoolyards, I'm wondering where the bus driver lets the kids off for school.