Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rocco Rossi's Stale Cannoli

Let me start by saying my grandfather and my great grandparents came to this great country in the late 30's from Calabria, Italia. Having said that, I think I have the right to decide whether or not Rocco's ads are funny from an Italo Canadian perspective. They are not. NOT AT ALL. And some other Italo-Canadians agree with me.

His campaign is over and he is done like a meatball.


James Bowie said...

I think they're funny.

James Curran said...

He's no Comuzzi. And you're no Italian. We'll see how "great" they are very shortly.

Skinny Dipper said...

It's great that people have different accents. Joe Pantalone's Italian Canadian accent is fine for him--but not Rossi's "Mafioso" ad.

It is not good to imitate someone else's accent. Imagine talking "black" to black voters or "Apu" to South Asian voters.

"Thank you. Vote again!" (With Apu's accent)

Anonymous said...

My God!!!!

Who is running his campaign?

MLW said...

I don't think they're particularly funny nor do I find them offensive. He's looking for attention and last time I checked that is the point of advertising, is it not?

Anonymous said...

Bad taste is bad taste but if a person hasn't been raised to know what bad taste is, then it would appear funny perhaps.