10.0805 mischief out of context

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 21:22:23 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 805.
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[1] From: orlandi@rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it (20)
Subject: Re: 10.0800 ontological mischief

Re one so called "ontological mischief" I as a Roman do not find
the thing so funny. We as good scholars should be used to collocate
things in the right context, and--I understand those not living
in Rome may not be aware of this--that was a context in which all
sort of wild actions, including assaulting bus drivers, are happening
in the "notti romane" (Roman nights, which generally evokes other
kind of sensation...).

It is only too normal that policemen preferred to take swift action
and later go into details. You know, Roman policemen are not always
so highly educated people as to immediately grasp the difference
between a leftish (?) spectacular happening and a hooligans' bravade.
Pasolini meant just this, years ago, but Radio Città Futura
does not seem to have understood.

But, what matters to me, people around should not be led to believe
that what is going on in Rome is mostly fun...


Tito Orlandi orlandi@rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it
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