STEREOTYPES

Behold, The Most Italian Video And GIF Ever (And Afternoon Links)

Today's afternoon links, featuring the most Italian video on the internet and a Euro Games GIF which sums up every stereotype about Italy in two seconds.

ITALY

Diabolik Gets New TV Series, Already Looks Better Than The Movie

| 11 Comments

'Danger: Diabolik' stank, so the Italians are trying to redeem their version of Batman with a new TV series.

WAGS

Don’t Worry, Mario Balotelli – Nobody Will Ever Know That You’re In That Bentley

| 14 Comments

Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli is only 22-years old, and as the face and presumable future of Manchester City and the Italian National Team, it’s safe to say that he has a long career ahead of him.

#Animals

Italian Family's Owl Sanctuary

The Falconieri delle Orobie are a family from the town of Villa d'Adda, Italy, who have made the adoption of owls their full-time hobby.

#girls

Kate Upton’s Vogue Italia Photoshoot

Supermodel Kate Upton has an extensive feature in the November issue of Vogue Italia.

seismology

Why Italy Convicting Seismologists Is Bad For Science

| 14 Comments

The only thing Italy should be convicting them of is doing their jobs.

WAGS

Follow-Up: Mario Balotelli Really Handled Losing The Euro 2012 Tournament Well

| 2 Comments

Perhaps we jumped the gun a little when it was reported that Mario Balotelli – just one day after Italy lost to Spain in the Euro 2012 Final – was ready to embrace his role as a proud daddy when his ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico announced that she was pregnant with his baby.

Xavi

Spain Wins 2012 Euros, Becomes One Of Sports’ Greatest Dynasties

| 5 Comments

It’s not a quote-on-quote three-peat for the Spanish National Team, but their Euro 2012 victory over Italy on Sunday gave them their third consecutive major championship in a row.

urine

Mario Balotelli Is An Ape, Says Totally Not Racist Italian Newspaper

| 4 Comments

Soccer racism is something we rarely talk about at With Leather, because 1) it's one of those ridiculous, inexcusable traditions hanging on as "part of the sport" because people in Europe never officially got a Civil Rights movement, and 2) we never write about soccer.

SOCCER

Mario Balotelli Offered Euro 2012 Fans A Friendly Heads Up

| 6 Comments

While most parody Twitter accounts simply bring us incredibly accurate portrayals of NFL quarterbacks, an account dedicated to Italian striker Mario Balotelli actually helped spread a friendly reminder earlier this morning to aspiring European soccer hooligans.

tipping

Mark Zuckerberg Is An Exceptionally Bad Tipper, Say Restaurant Employees

| 10 Comments

You'd think that a newly minted multi-billionaire celebrating his honeymoon with his bride in Italy wouldn't be shy about letting some of his wealth "trickle down" to the little people like the waiters and waitresses who served him when he visited some of Rome's fine dining establishments.

xkcd

So, About Those "Faster Than Light" Neutrinos…

Get ready for your big payout, Randall Munroe.

#BOSTON CELTICS

Von Wafer Just Wants To Be Honest, Y’all

| 5 Comments

Von Wafer has played for 6 NBA teams since he was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft, so it came as little surprise that he chose to play in Italy for a year instead of waiting out the lockout.

WIKIPEDIA

Italian? No Wikipedia For You!

Sadly, mostly Americans probably know Italy via the Olive Garden (Never-ending pasta bowls for everyone.

#KOBE BRYANT

La Vita E’ Kobe

| 2 Comments

In case you're the type who needs a screenprinted message on an oversized foam finger to be convinced of anything and believes the NBA Lockout is ending soon, here's your finger: pending the ability of the team owner to actually get the money to make it happen, Kobe Bryant has agreed to play basketball in Italy.

#Twitter

Twitter Offers Alternate Explanations For “Faster Than Light” Neutrinos

| 2 Comments

[via] Researchers at CERN in Geneva released the results from a recent experiment (full paper here) that suggested neutrinos can travel faster than light, which would be contrary to Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

ORGANIZED RELIGION IS AWESOME

Attention: Dick Vitale Is Conversing With Our World's Religious Leaders

| 5 Comments

If The Pope has done nothing else to help the world, he's gotten Dick Vitale to shut up.

Reality TV

‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Can’t Drink on Camera, Forced to Be Boring

| 22 Comments

The "Jersey Shore" cast is scheduled to arrive in Italy on May 9th, and the mayor of Florence has done everything he can to inhibit the cast short of passing anti-tan legislation.


Sign Up