moving elegantly

Dear Reader,

Style and elegance – two of the many things the Italians take pride in – are discussed occasionally her at diablog.

Naturally, Glynsky thinks he has it all.

Today, I am asking you kindly to judge. The following video shows how Glynsky moves. First in webM format:


Or here in MP4:

Now you tell me: Cute? Yes. But elegant?

Stay amused,
Engine Room

skools out for summer…

Dear diablog,

I signed off the last post ‘a la Milanese’ – this one is a surprise ‘al Sugo’!

My thanks to Carlo for sending us this delight for children at school lunch in Great Missenden. As ads go it is very very good – and even better (and may I say uplifting) are the amazed expressions on the children’s faces  as the story unfolds. Enchantingly natural.

Well done Sacla – loved it.

Yours, diablog, a baritone


Al-Qaeda, Al-Aqsa, Al-Gebra

Dear Reader,

We have a new terror organization. Time to fear for your life, this time for real.

After Al-Qaeda and Al-Aqsa, we know give you Al-Gebra.

This group is so dangerous, it has been hiding in plain sight for hundreds of years.

And they are strong. Strong as in they have hundreds of millions of followers.

They have infiltrated diablog already. Yes, I am willing to come out as a follower. Shocking, I know.

Why now? One of us got caught. This guy:

You can read about it here:

If there ever was a plea for more education, there you have it.

Our Idiot of the Day medal goes to that airline passenger, obviously obsessed with “If you see something, say something”. I hope she does not reproduce.

And I still request a zero-security-check-airline. I’d sign up right away. I fly at my own risk. With all those dangerous things like water bottles, pocket knifes, tweezers, shoes, tooth picks, etc.

Stay sane,

Engine Room

WHERE did you put the gerbil?…

Dear diablog,

I apologise to any reader who may find themselves offended by this post – though I am not really sure that I care!!

It would appear that news reading is a very risky business, according to Michaela


and Christina


who both love a bit of ‘risky business’ from time to time and joined forces for a threesome to lend a hand to any one who needed it in the IHQ.

Whatever those furry little devils got up to it couldn’t beat this!

Yours, diablog, buttocks clenched