A man who appreciates a nice bust…

May 6, 2010

berlusconi horiz 490

Blog Guy, as long as you’re covering foreign news like the British elections, can you fill us in on the Italian Government?

berlusconi statue 1 280I’ve heard some slightly disturbing stuff about the prime minister’s health.

Well, we’re all getting older, aren’t we? Yes, Silvio Berlusconi’s eyesight is starting to go, as you can see in these photos.

They say he wanders around the grounds of his residence and tries to make conversation with the statues.

Oh dear. That’s very sad. Doesn’t he notice that they don’t talk much?

No, he’s never been a big listener. He tends to stop when he sees them, lectures them on being too pale and needing more sunlight, and then he wanders on.

berlusconi statue 2 280That’s unfortunate. I must say, those are very sharp, high-quality photos. Do you know what they were taken with?

I’m guessing an icon.

Ouch! That’s atrocious! You’ll pay forever for an outrageous pun like that!

No I won’t, not forever. There’s a statue of limitations…

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi waits for the arrival of Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber, for a meeting at Villa Madama in Rome, May 4, 2010.

REUTERS photos by Max Rossi

More stuff from Oddly Enough


We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/

Looks like this post is a bust…

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Ahhhh Baz. They broke the mould when they made you.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

The guards at Buckingham Palace have nothing on these guys when it comes to not moving!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

See when I saw this post, I thought it was going to be about someone who liked a nice break-in!

Posted by Gwai | Report as abusive

E, they not only broke the mold, they made sure they never used the pieces to EVER make another Basler!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Jazz: I agree…

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Ok, this is no way related to the post, but then hardly any of our comments ever are….ok, may be not ever, but.. whatever!
Point being, I pass this building to work… and I noticed the name today…

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine…

Happy Friday everyone.. :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

OK, Friday is officially ‘bad pun’ day. So, in honor of that fact, I give you:
With all that Ivy, Emporer Berlusconi is in a league of his own.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

There once was a chap, Berlusconi
Who was, by all rights, no phony
His picture, chosen by Bas(ler)
For rank puns and comments from (AllThat)Jazz
A lone bust remained as his crony

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Shra, I have a doctor who has his office on the building next door to mine, and his name is Dr. Phuc DUONG, and he specialises in internal medicine. How’s that for an unintended pun?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Emm… I know I come from Asia and I should be aware how to actually pronounce Thai names (seeing how they sound like Indian names at times!)… but umm… could someone maybe translate this in phonetics?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Sounds more like a Thai porn star name to me, unca.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Dr. Duong?

True: I know a urologist named Dick Tapper. And another MD named Dick Wisely.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive