Thursday, June 12, 2008

It's OK to Stereotype Italians

Had dinner tonight at a local Italian joint called...Alberto's. Yes, we heard no less than seven freakin' Frank Sinatra songs. (I hate that guy. OH, Yes, I said it.) We dined outdoors, though, to avoid the Pacino and Sopranos framed photos inside.

This image is from the menu cover. Pure class. It deserved to be messed with.

Mama Mia! What the hell do we got here?
It's perfectly acceptable in advertising to stereotype Italians. Next time you hear an ad for a local pizza place or Italian restaurant, chances are pretty good you will hear a guy talking all "Mama mia!"or an older lady encouraging her grown children to just, "Eat! EAT!"

But I will give Alberto's these things: Their food is more than passable and their house wine is fortified.

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2 Comments:

  • But I worry about the pirate M'Bomb that's on the dining table. That's dangerous.

    BTw, your other option is making every Italian in an ad a mafia guy or someone who knows someone from the mafia, preferably called Carmine or Lucello.

    By Blogger Joker, at June 13, 2008 at 11:31 AM  

  • Shaddap You Face

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 16, 2008 at 7:18 PM  

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