Announcing a brand new video series where I play games and comment on the visual style of the characters, backgrounds, props, and anything else that catches my eye! You can catch the first video below!
//sorry for low video quality and every edit the owner has made, but unfortunately since this is mildly-offensive towards our Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, this is the only version available//
This is probably the most famous meme known in Italy and even outside of our country. The whole figure of Matteo Renzi is often treated as a meme, but this video is mostly what started it. Here, the Prime Minister was giving - or at least was trying to give - a speech in English. There were a lot of edits of this going around at the time, the most famous one is probably this song, which also featured in some tv shows. On the video there are parody “subs” of what he says, with a horribly-written english of course. This meme is often called “SHISH”, because he seems to give a lot of emphasis to that word.
I’ll try to transcribe what he says in eglish, with his wrong grammar (even if I have no clue about some sentences):
My mother who cries in the tv when … she’s… she’s feeling… she felt the Berlin walls destroyed by the people. / Because the idea without market in the “commercial” (?? i don’t know here I think he meant to say “the trades show”) the result it’s not good. But for a country this is also the representation of possibility. / He was a worker so he invented the telephone to speak in the theatre. A genius! / He wasn’t able to use the copyright, the licence, (in italian) come si dice brevetto?* (again in english) licence! licence! in 18xx..? (he means to say a year but the video cuts) / (now in italian because he stressed himself out way too much talking in english) Adesso, come spesso accade in questi momenti tocca al politico…* (again in english) now it’s the time to eat the lunch, for an italian politician is absolutely crucial, today now it’s the tiME OF LUNCH eheh.
* translations: 1 “how do you say patent?” 2 “now as often happens in these moments it’s up to the politician to…”