Miss Italy Wants To Relive WWII

It’s not every day that your husband sends you an article that makes you question whether or not humans should be wiped from the face of the planet. It’s mostly every other day, and especially a few days ago when I read about Alice Sabatini, otherwise known as Miss Italia 2015. I’m worried, guys, that our species is beyond fixing. Sure, we’ve poisoned the planet, destroyed our own ecosystem, and are currently experiencing mass extinction only ever seen before during DINOSAUR TIMES, but I like to think, to hope, that if enough really good people breed (and the assholes stop) we can turn things around.

Now, I’m no so sure. We might be totally doomed, guys.

20/09/2015 Jesolo - Concorso di bellezza Miss Italia - Alice Sabatini Miss Italia 2015

20/09/2015 Jesolo – Concorso di bellezza Miss Italia – Alice Sabatini Miss Italia 2015 (www.agi.it)

If you haven’t heard about Miss WWII, well, you’re in for a real treat. Here’s the story, according to The Chronicle,

“”A Miss Italy contestant has faced ridicule after telling judges she would like to experience World War Two.

When asked which historical period she would most like to live in, 18-year-old Alice Sabatini paused for a moment before replying “1942” – one of the darkest years in Italian history under the Mussolini dictatorship.

Likely a little baffled, a woman on the beauty contest judging panel asked: “1942? During World War Two?”

Sabatini confirmed her choice and said she had read a lot about the period.

“Well… to see really what the Second World War was like, since the books talk about it for page after page. I want to live it.

“In any case I am a woman so I wouldn’t have had to do military service, so I would have been at home with the fear of…” she said, trailing off with a light laugh.””

She wanted to live during WWII guys, cause, ya know, Hitler, Mussolini, assholes galore, why the fuck not? Plus, she has a vagina, so all she’d have to do is, ya know, sit home hungry (food wasn’t exactly plentiful during the war) and wait for her brothers, husband, and childhood friends to be shipped home in body bags. Yay!

English: The image is a depiction of Benito Mu...

English: The image is a depiction of Benito Mussolini from 1917 when he was a soldier of World War I Italiano: Benito Mussolini nel 1917 durante la Prima guerra mondiale (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And here’s what people on Twitter are saying in response to this eighteen-year-old super genius. It’s pretty damn hilarious, I highly suggest all of you to #MissItalia right this minute. It’s glorious.

 

And if you’re thinking that things couldn’t get any weirder with this pretty lady, later, when asked which Italian historical figure she admired she smiled, proudly, and giggled, “Michael Jordan.”

Clearly, Miss Italia chosen for her amazing intellect and not at all for her impressive brazillian bikini wax. Sigh. Universe, please help us.

Thoughts?

This Isn’t A Real Post

Hey Everyone! So this isn’t a real post but I had a few announcements to make and what better way than with a fake post? Bazaaam!

Surviving Is Fancy! 

FlipKey (owned by TripAdvisor) just released a Top 8 Tuscany Based Bloggers List and SURVIVING IN ITALY WAS ON IT! HOLY SHIT! WOOT WOOT! We are winning! I’m honored and so excited to be listed with so many amazing bloggers like Girl In Florence. I feel like a shetland pony among unicorns and it feels awesome. Thanks again for all of your support! Seriously, thank you. Check out the awesome list and all the awesome other blogs HERE.

Italy Magazine: Vote For Your Favorite Blog

Also, Italy Magazine is having their blogger contest again so if you’re feeling sassy go vote for your favorite Italy blog or blog post. The shortlist will be available February 2nd. I have no idea if I’ll be on it or not but a lot of really amazing bloggers will be. I kind of wish they had a category for “most swear words.” Fingers crossed!  Stay tuned HERE.

Capybaras! Holy Shit! 

A badass reader (who I won’t name in case it creeps them out) just brought to my attention that there is a petting zoo nearby my house THAT HAS CAPYBARAS! I’m researching them right now to make sure it’s a place I feel comfortable supporting (I’m weird about animals in captivity…So I have to stalk them to make sure they have the best casa for DWAYNE EVER before I go). Cause animals are cute and helpless so we’ve got to get all bitchy and protect their fuzzy asses. If the place is nice, I may or may not be arrested for stealing and/or flinging myself into a cage to cuddle Dwayne Junior. At minimum I’m going to put him in a tophat. I’ll keep you updated with a video if I go. Fingers crossed it’s an awesome place so I can finally see one in REAL LIFE (instead of obsessively on YouTube Francesco!).

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