Monday, September 03, 2007

The end times?

~Ach, say it isn't so! Zadok posts about the Great Italian Pasta Strike: A sign of the coming eschaton, no doubt.
On the 13 September, there will be no spaghetti, fettucine, farfalle or rigatoni in Italy, as the country goes on its first-ever pasta strike.
Angry Italians are downing their forks in response to a 30 per cent price rise in the nation's favourite food, along with steep rises in the price of coffee, mozzarella, bread, biscuits and schoolbooks.
A second strike over the increase in the price of a cup of coffee in a cafe, from 70 euro cents (50p) to one euro, has also been threatened....
...Consequently, the strike-organisers are prepared for serious withdrawal symptoms. Emergency stands offering free bread and milk will be set up in all major Italian cities for those in need of carbohydrates.
Hmmm, maybe I should join them in solidarity with their sufferings.

4 comments:

Edmund C. said...

Ah, I see it's all about the change in production to make biofuels. Same reason milk has gone up so much in price here in the U.S. if I'm not mistaken.

I guess it's time to switch to solar power ;-)

Argent said...

Well, we've certainly had enough raw solar power to fry an egg!

Quantitative Metathesis said...

You can send some of your extra solar power up here to the frozen north, if you want. :-)

Dim Bulb said...

It's my understanding that the protesters will take to the streets shouting: Antipasto! Antipasto! Antipasto!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.