SYLVAIN CALINON

Bow Before Our Pancake-Flipping Robot Overlords

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Not happy with only teaching a robot how to <a href="http://vimeo.com/13360649">iron their towels</a>, Darwin G.

JAY LENO

Italian TV Is Good

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That screencap is from the Italian variety show "Buona Domenica.

SPORTS

Why Has Europe Sucked In The World Cup?

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/judgment-day-for-united-states-and-britain"> There’s Germany, Netherlands, and Spain sitting atop their respective groups. But then there’s <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/france">France</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/italy">Italy</a> sitting rock bottom of theirs.

VEHICLES

Living the Dream in a Bouncy Castle

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Three Brits funded by <a href="http://www.liveeverylitre.com/blog/en/2010/05/14/three-men-in-a-boat/">LiveEveryLitre</a> have achieved their dream of making the 5 mile (8 km) trip across Italy's Lake Garda in a huge, inflated bouncy castle.

science

Sword-Wielding Robots and Robots With Skin

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Scientists at the <a href="http://www.iit.it/en/home.html" target="nsarticle">Italian Institute of Technology</a> (IIT) have developed a touch-sensing skin designed to cover the <a href="http://www.robotcub.org/" target="nsarticle">iCub</a> (AKA "creepy robot toddler").

science

Now This is a Real Game Changer

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Forget all of Hollywood's talk about 3-D being a "game changer".

MIKE TYSON

WELL, THIS IS DEPRESSING

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Here's video of Mike Tyson's recent appearance on Italy's "Dancing with the Stars" (watch below).

#video games

ITALIAN DAD STABBED OVER PLAYSTATION

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Here's a not-so-feelgood story out of Europe involving an Italian teenager (not pictured), a PlayStation, and a dad getting stabbed because he was kicking his boy's ass in FIFA.

SIMON COWELL

ITALY’S GOT A SUSAN BOYLE RIP-OFF

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The delicate flower pictured here is Carmen Masola, who appeared on the premiere episode of "Italy's Got Talent" as the token Susan Boyle "troll with a golden voice" character.

ITALY

BECAUSE BASEBALL IS JUST LIKE WAR…

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Distinguished gentleman reader Mark was good enough to send this in; there's nothing like an Italian TV commercial for baseball's world cup that compares an outdated national pastime to one of the greatest <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Shingle">military gaffes</a> of the 20th century.

NEW YORK KNICKS

KNICKS P.A. GUY ENJOYS A GOOD STEREOTYPE

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Knicks rookie Danilo Gallinari scored a career-high nine points in Monday night's win over the Bulls, but <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/2009/01/19/2009-01-19_irked_danilo_gallinari_doesnt_like_itali.html" target="_blank">he wasn't happy</a> with the way the Knicks' in-house PA announcer treated his Italian heritage.

SOCCER

OH NO YOU DIH-INT!

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Ladies and gentlemen, <a href="http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/139/italy/2009/01/19/1068915/ibrahimovic-and-juventus-big-winners-at-calcio-oscars" target="_blank">the best player in Italy's Serie A</a>, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

SOCCER

ITALIAN SOCCER BOSS: BRITISH GIRLS SMELL

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SSC Napoli have been a surprising upstart in Italy's Serie A this season, but many of its excellent young players have been targeted by Premiership teams in England.

SOCCER

ITALIAN SOCCER IS GAY

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A Serie C (minor league) soccer player is claiming that he is regularly paid for sex with several players at the national team-level and in Italy's Serie A.

WAGS

THE GRUELING SOCCER OFFSEASON CONTINUES

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Look, I didn't WANT this to become a blog about soccer stars going on vacation, okay.

SOCCER

SOCCER PRACTICE JUST GOT BETTER

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I don't speak Italian (only Italian-flected pidgin English: Ay.

SOCCER

A-HOLE PRIEST EJECTED FROM SOCCER GAME

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Priests are the closest humans to God.

SOCCER

ITALIAN SOCCER PLAYERS GET ALONG GREAT

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Italy's Cagliari soccer club doesn't appear to have the best team chemistry, unless you count <a href="http://www.goal.com/en-us/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=503532" target="_blank">ordering mob attacks on your teammates</a> as good chemistry.

SOCCER

GIANLUIGI BUFFON IS A DICK

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Gianluigi Buffon is the goalkeeper for Juventus in Serie A and also for the Italian national team.

TONY LARUSSA

HOO BOY THAT’S…

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This is Gianfranco Zola and Antonio Nocerino, two soccer player on Italy's under-21 team, after someone told them that John Travolta doesn't disappoint in the new Hairspray movie.


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