Episode 22 - Gladiators for World Peace

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The "Rant of the Day":

  • Public speaking in Italy, English is great for ruling an empire, Italian is for seducing women. To get stuff done, use English. To have fun, use Italian.
  • We think the Pope smokes weed
  • Daniele listens to himself speaking English in "I Am Bruce Lee" dubbed into Italian by some other guy
  • Gladiators for World Peace: the solution to violence against civilians and overpopulation in one package
  • Daniele had breakfast in Milan yards away from where 2,000 years ago lions used to have Christians for breakfast
  • I have a message for the Church on behalf of the spirit of Mr. Giordano Bruno (this will be used in one of the future episode pics). Plus the best Sangria in Rome
  • Daniele breaks five commandments within five hundred yards of the Vatican
  • The evils of Scientism and blind-faith Atheism. Socrates and the Oracle of Delphi: the wisdom of knowing you don't know
  • Daniele's problems with New Atheists: lack of creativity, the limits of critical intelligence, why Thomas Paine kicks all of their asses, and why Create Your Own Religion is a difficult book to market

The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

  • The return of the gnome!

The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • The miracle of Holy Water is that you don't fall dead when you touch it
  • Goddesses of Mercy: a piece of advice that is illegal in 49 1/2 states
  • Discipline: very unsexy but very useful word. The Samurai approach
  • "A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step"

The "Storytelling Moment":

  • Thanks to Tony Loquasto for inspiration. The 47 Ronin story: one of the greatest revenge tales ever

The "Iz Moment":

  • Iz's new favorite song "I Fought the Law" by the Clash
  • We need to write Katy Perry and let her know she may get in trouble at school if she says the word "bitch"
  • "Your love gets me so high"
  • "I'm so happy to play with you" "And I'm so happy you didn't die yet"