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Giuliano Taverna

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Understanding a Calabrese
« on: June 18, 2009, 12:58:37 am »
I've brought this up as an explanation for why I'm such an opinionated stubborn loud mouth, but found a good story that helps explain it a bit better, also very funny.

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Jesus was walking down a road when he came upon a man from Calabria. He asked the man, "Where are you going?", and the man replied "God or no God, I go to Calabria". So Jesus turned him to stone for a day.

The next day Jesus came back, restored the man to his original form and asked the same question, "Where are you going?", and the man replied "God or no God, I go to Calabria". So Jesus turned him to stone for a week.

This went on for a month, a year, 5 years, 10 and then 20 years, all with the same results. Finally Jesus threw his hands in the air and said, "There is no gourd thicker than the skull of a Calabrese" and he allowed him to complete his journey.
"It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them." Tiberius Caesar

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Re: Understanding a Calabrese
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 12:57:42 pm »
Well you're finally understanding that race makes a difference in personality. I applaud you.

But add up the figures; Jesus did not live that long.

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Re: Understanding a Calabrese
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 01:34:33 pm »
Its not race its culture.
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Re: Understanding a Calabrese
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 03:27:53 pm »
Its not race its culture.

Ah so I see... "its culture" - you're now referring to the Calabrian as an "it". Unless you somehow lost an apostrophe in that thick gourd.