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Why must Italians be unfairly stereotyped as mobsters?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PeteyPirate, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I mean, it's not as if organized crime is the leading industry in the country, making up 7% ot GDP or anything like that.

  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    And why do they keep bringing knives to gun fights?
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Nice reference.

    That's the Chicago way.
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Maybe because so many guys who have gotten whacked in the greater New York area since about 1900 had names ending in a vowel.
  5. Hell, last time I was in North Jersey, every Guido in a jogging suit was acting as though he was a mobster.
  6. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Fuck that, try going down the Shore during the summer. Three-quarters of the jokers down there are trying to look like 'roided-out version of the Gotti pricks.
  7. That's what I'm saying. Half the population wants you to think they're in the mob or that they know someone who's in the mob.
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Madon! Vaffanculo, eh! Youse don't want to make me have ta call some guys.
  9. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Hey, the story is about Italians. Once they get to America they're totally reformed.
  10. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    I remember a line from NYPD Blue.
    Perp: How come you think everybody from Colombia is selling drugs?
    Cop: Because everybody I've ever met from Columbia was selling drugs.
  11. Because it's more profitable than owning a delicatessen in New York?
  12. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    From what I can figure, it's a stereotype kept alive, mostly, by Italians, possibly because it keeps a large cluster of actors, directors, writers and the like employed. (At some point, mob related entertainment will outstrip Mafia-tied criminal activity in revenue.) Grandfathered exception to PC.

    YHS, etc
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