In Italy we like to play in a special way called “Joint”. The main rule to partecipate is to have a vehicle. The play consists going around driving your car or motorbike or anything else trying to occupy a crossing. If yuo are able yuo can stop for a long time the opponents coming from other directions : in this case they give you one point. You can take other two points if the opponents start to tell you something. For example the woman on the motorbike told the man driving the blue car the following words: “Animal, idiot, stupid, go back home, calfhead etc”. IThe man was happy because he took two points. If you come in Italy try to play and enjoy yourself. With 100 (suture) points you win!
This picture, of course, is valid for scav hunt rush hour theme.
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elena (1054) 2004-07-03 2:55
molto divertente e VERO!!
you can also get doble points if you continue blocking other cars even when you could move and let them go...
as a pedestrian, i have learned how to cross streets in Rome, you just have to show you ARE crossing, keep your head up, and walk listening to car breaks a few inches/sometimes milimeters away...
i got a very funny email some time ago describing all the ways italians differ from europeans, and, being half italian myself, and coming from a country with huge italian influence, i had to laugh, it was sooo well done!! (they described for example how waiting in "line" works, or how you behave when you want to park your car, how cars behave when they see a pedestrian who wants to cross... )
all this to tell you this photo is a great example of the game you have described so well in your awesome note!
Galeota (10338) 2004-07-03 2:58
This is very funny. I really recognize Italy in this symbolic image. As representative as the Coliseum. Well done.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-07-03 4:58
Very funny to read this note... Now I understand why it is sometime so complicate to drive in Italy... and I wanted also tell some italian drivers "Stupido, Vaca gare, Vaco F..." and I don't know italian...
By the way, I have also a blue Citroen Saxo... but with a belgian plate...
Good picture for the hunt!
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-07-03 5:11
It´s a Italian confusion in the traffic !
Very well retrated ! :)
papagolf21 (90490) 2004-07-03 7:34
Je ne sais pas si ce genre de jeu pourrait fonctionner à Paris, le point se transformerait vite en poing dans la figure !
J'ai beaucoup aimé votre humour. C'est sûrement le tempérament latin qui doit primer chez vous.
Belle réussite Gae !
I do not know if this kind of game could work in Paris, the point would be transformed fast into fist in the figure!
I liked a lot your humor. It is certainly the Latin temperament which has to dominate at you.
Beautiful success Gae!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-07-03 9:26
Great capture of this congested crossing, Gae, very much elevated by your hilarious note. The "panoramic" cropping was really called for, and the relative positioning of all the vehicles to each other, including the lady on the motorbike, is delightfully chaotic.
Burnham (2428) 2004-07-03 9:38
ha ha ha Gae, i've actually played this game in Italy once, because usually tourist with foreign licence plates don't participate, but I rented a car, and all of a sudden I got to participate, being called all sorts of names, fun game! :o) To me this picture is very Italian, it reminds me of summer (and I can see that you DID have nice weather yesterday :o) the whole bunch of confusing stuff in the frame works perfect here.
I'm still laughing :o)
kajenn (2434) 2004-07-03 21:25
A true Italian mixture, Gae! This is my Italy - and I love it. I've been driving in Milano, Torino, Genova, Bologna, Firenze and Roma! And it couldn't be better rendered than in your picture - well done! They're everywhere! My son (when going with me) called the scooter and moped drivers "kamikaze pilots". I like your note about the play and the points - it'll help me next time when yelled at - I win! Very funny - nice job!
Of all major cities we've been driving in, Brussels was outstanding - a pure rally!
pamastro (7290) 2004-07-04 2:57
Ahh, yes, typical Italian street scene, isn't it, Gae. It all seems to be at a stand still and like no one is willing to give an inch. Your note explains it all perfectly. I didn't know it was all a game to play. :) I will have to remember that next time. Very good capture.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-07-04 4:43
Funny to watch this an read your note as well :-)
I live near a very little town (village) population less then 2000 - but nevertheless can this situation happen there sometimes - specially on saturdays - to bad I never got it on photo - a very fine contribution to the hunt.
ale (1819) 2004-07-04 7:58
sono proprio distratta, vedo questo scatto solo ora...hai documentato molto bene l'ora di punta milanese, divertente la nota...però così ci fai cattiva pubblicità!;)
Guenther (10915) 2004-07-05 4:59
Anche senza foto la nota meriterebbe 2 punti, Gae! :-))
chinchini (31529) 2004-07-05 15:41
Drôle de jeu... ou de comportement en tout cas. La note humoristique accompagne parfaitement cette bonne prise de vue. ;-))
dominique (11414) 2004-07-05 17:07
Italian has really a control particuliere, even in Corsica in vacancy one see continuation that the person is Italian; -) , a good photograph very amusing.
Georges (11185) 2004-07-06 12:55
Image quotidienne pas evidente a faire de part les cadrage citadins trés difficile.
La prise ici est bonne et la clarté exellente.
phi729 (2101) 2004-07-09 21:34
Funny notes and beautiful demonstration of these on this shot :)) I like too this tiny chick "offering" some points flying in the middle of this traffic jam.
RAP (1053) 2004-07-12 14:39
Muy graciosa Gae. Tu relato resume la imagen que debe ser tan tipica como el vino tinto. Excelente eleccion de panoramica.
Very funny Gae. Your story summarizes the image ... she must be so typical like the red wine. Excellent election of panoramic.
- Copyright: Gae La Rocca (Zanni) (6108)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Transportation
- Camera: Olympus C-5060
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Gae's humour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-03 1:53