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(BBC)   US and Italian police arrest 26 legitimate businessmen from the waste management, construction, and dockworker industries   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 19
    More: Strange, Italian Police, Italy, Gambino, crime families, Italians  
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2014-02-12 08:19:15 AM  
You would think by now that some anti organized crime defamation society would have something to say about all this.
 
2014-02-12 08:57:30 AM  
I'm assuming this is the follow up to the odd revelation that the guy that owns the Bada Bing IRL is basically Tony Soprano, running exactly the same business....'garbage disposal'
 
2014-02-12 09:01:43 AM  
No, it was drug smuggling. Also, WTF is it with Italians an fish?
 
2014-02-12 09:05:36 AM  

vudukungfu: No, it was drug smuggling. Also, WTF is it with Italians an fish?


www.lonelyplanet.com

Oh I don't know.
 
2014-02-12 09:08:25 AM  
thumbs.anyclip.com

Did they also dabble in personal loans and politics?
 
2014-02-12 09:27:38 AM  
The headline is funny because it's not true.
 
2014-02-12 09:31:47 AM  
My uncles worked on the docks in New York and New Jersey.  I've got enough stories to write book.
 
2014-02-12 09:39:37 AM  

Fissile: My uncles worked on the docks in New York and New Jersey.  I've got enough stories to write book.


Well don't leave us hanging, tell a few!
 
2014-02-12 09:51:09 AM  

Half Right: Fissile: My uncles worked on the docks in New York and New Jersey.  I've got enough stories to write book.

Well don't leave us hanging, tell a few!


I was 14 before I discovered that the rest of the kids in my 'hood didn't eat steak and lobster every night for dinner.
 
2014-02-12 09:51:17 AM  
You didn't see nothin'.
 
2014-02-12 10:10:45 AM  

Fissile: I was 14 before I discovered that the rest of the kids in my 'hood didn't eat steak and lobster every night for dinner.


I was personally hoping for a story where you went to go get groceries out of the trunk of the car and found a single shoe and a stain and the smell of urine or something and were then told "you didn't see nuthin'.
 
2014-02-12 10:32:38 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: Fissile: I was 14 before I discovered that the rest of the kids in my 'hood didn't eat steak and lobster every night for dinner.

I was personally hoping for a story where you went to go get groceries out of the trunk of the car and found a single shoe and a stain and the smell of urine or something and were then told "you didn't see nuthin'.


haha, me as well
 
2014-02-12 10:48:27 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: Fissile: I was 14 before I discovered that the rest of the kids in my 'hood didn't eat steak and lobster every night for dinner.

I was personally hoping for a story where you went to go get groceries out of the trunk of the car and found a single shoe and a stain and the smell of urine or something and were then told "you didn't see nuthin'.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWEJhaSMFwk
 
2014-02-12 11:17:29 AM  

Fissile: Half Right: Fissile: My uncles worked on the docks in New York and New Jersey.  I've got enough stories to write book.

Well don't leave us hanging, tell a few!

I was 14 before I discovered that the rest of the kids in my 'hood didn't eat steak and lobster every night for dinner.


You ate the same thing for dinner every night for 14 years?
 
2014-02-12 11:37:34 AM  
I'll bet that none of the Gambinos talk anything like those caricatures in "American Hustle."  I know none of my friends did.
 
2014-02-12 11:52:49 AM  
 
2014-02-12 12:07:08 PM  

Quaker: Fissile: Half Right: Fissile: My uncles worked on the docks in New York and New Jersey.  I've got enough stories to write book.

Well don't leave us hanging, tell a few!

I was 14 before I discovered that the rest of the kids in my 'hood didn't eat steak and lobster every night for dinner.

You ate the same thing for dinner every night for 14 years?


Wiseguys like you got whacked.
 
2014-02-12 01:34:12 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: Fissile: I was 14 before I discovered that the rest of the kids in my 'hood didn't eat steak and lobster every night for dinner.

I was personally hoping for a story where you went to go get groceries out of the trunk of the car and found a single shoe and a stain and the smell of urine or something and were then told "you didn't see nuthin'.


Sorry to disappoint, but dead bodies are bad for business, and it was about business.

I was born in Jersey City, I'll tell you a couple of stories.

Back in the day they voted with paper ballots.  The day before election day the union guy would have a talk with the dock workers in the morning before work started.  He'd say, "Tomorrow is Tuesday, election day.  I'd better see every farking one of you down at the polling station.  You don't show up at the polling stations on Tuesday, don't bother to come to work on Wednesday.   When the workers showed up at the polling stations, there would be a union guy waiting for them.  The union guy would hand you a ballot that was already filled out and signed.   You'd walk into the polling station, sign the book, get a ballot, go into the ballot booth and drop the ballot the union guy handed you into the ballot box.  Then you'd go outside, sign the blank ballot you got from the poll worker, and hand it to the union guy.  The union guy would check off your name, and then you could go back to work.

Next door in Hoboken, Frank Sinatra's mother was a "ward heeler".  She'd  round up all the off the boat Italians, direct them to the polling stations, and "suggest" to them how they should vote.  Soon after Sinatra's mother became a ward heeler, Frank's dad got a job as a Hoboken fireman.  There was a written test required to become a fireman in Hoboken.  Frank's dad got top score........Frank's dad was illiterate.
 
2014-02-12 01:38:09 PM  
How many Teamsters does it take to change a lightbulb?

26--you gotta problem with that?
 
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