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    D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    An American tourist who was visiting a museum in Italy accidentally snapped the pinky finger off a medieval statue, authorities in Florence say.

    The statue, believed to be from the 14th or 15th century, is thought to be the work of sculptor Giovanni D’Ambrogio. Security guards at Museo dell’Opera del Duomo say they spotted the unidentified, middle-aged man touching the statue but were unable to stop him before he damaged the work. He reportedly told the guards he was trying to measure it.

    “In a globalized world like ours, the fundamental rules for visiting a museum have been forgotten," museum head Timothy Verdon told MSN U.K. "That is, ‘Do not touch the works.’”
    As somebody who travels quite extensively on a monthly basis, I hate tourists. Not all "tourists" are the same. Some are "travelers". They show respect for the local culture, try to enjoy the country in an observer's capacity. Then there are "sight seers". These are the ones who walk around with their wives and kids touching everything they see. They show no respect for the locals and basically take a giant dump on the culture. I hope the Italians charge them for the repairs.
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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    Lol....!!!

    Yep, back in 64 there was that ridiculous crude American dope that snapped the nose off the Sphynx.

    Americans suck so bad. Definately not worthy of the Eurotrash's museums.

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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

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    As somebody who travels quite extensively on a monthly basis, I hate tourists. Not all "tourists" are the same. Some are "travelers". They show respect for the local culture, try to enjoy the country in an observer's capacity. Then there are "sight seers". These are the ones who walk around with their wives and kids touching everything they see. They show no respect for the locals and basically take a giant dump on the culture. I hope the Italians charge them for the repairs.
    It seems like that particular statue has had some hard luck. According to the Wiki page the finger had been repaired before too.

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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    This is why we can't have nice things!!!!!
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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    Maybe he wanted to give his woman back home ... the finger.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    Wasn't there a TV commercial by an airlimne that asked, "Need to get away?"
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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    before disembarking into a foreign country, my Dad's words - reinforced with THE look - were "do NOT be an ugly American"

    a lesson this fellow never learned
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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue



    As somebody who travels quite extensively on a monthly basis, I hate tourists. Not all "tourists" are the same. Some are "travelers". They show respect for the local culture, try to enjoy the country in an observer's capacity. Then there are "sight seers". These are the ones who walk around with their wives and kids touching everything they see. They show no respect for the locals and basically take a giant dump on the culture. I hope the Italians charge them for the repairs.

    If you think that is bad then check this out.

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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

    Clark Griswald, is that you
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    Re: D'oh! American tourist accidentally snaps finger off medieval Italian statue

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    Damn! You beat me to it! LOL!
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