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The Wacky World of Arthur Piccolo

The Wacky World of Arthur Piccolo

Joseph Sciorra (April 11, 2013)
Arthur Piccolo
The title card from Arthur Piccolo's YouTube video.

Il Piccololismo rages ad nauseum.


That wild and crazy guy Arthur Piccolo is at it again. His latest barrage of digital screeds (six emails are attached below in PDF form) to “undisclosed recipients” are about the City University of New York and the Calandra Institute.

The emails’ lurid subject lines read: “THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CALANDRA INSTITUTE” and “THE TRUTH ABOUT ANTHONY TAMBURRI ...” In one email, he even solicits money for an organization whose "exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS."  But now everyone’s favorite Italo-American malcontent takes a particularly dark and violent turn with his blood-drenched video assault.

Given his persistent threatening tone—see excerpts from his 2010 email to personnel that I posted previously as a “found poem” without mentioning his name—some Calandra staff have expressed their concern that Piccolo will arrive at our midtown office guns a-blazing. Is his video’s title card a warning sign?

A number of people have criticized Il Piccololismo’s latest rants:

Anthony Tamburri, dean of the Calandra Institute, cites his ugly racist allusions, not unfamiliar territory for Piccolo.

Aileen Riotto Sirey, founder and chair emerita of the National Organization of Italian American Women, pointed to his histrionics and atrocious grammar.
But perhaps the most poignant criticism comes from China’s President Xi Jinping who said on Sunday:

“No one should be allowed to throw a region and even the whole world into chaos for selfish gain.”

BRAVO President Xi for joining the growing chorus speaking out against Italian America’s “Outstanding Leader!”


01_Arthur_Piccolo_email04.01.13.pdf [open]
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04_Arthur_Piccolo_email04.03.13.pdf [open]
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06_Arthur_Piccolo_email04.06.13.pdf [open]
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Piccolo youtube video

I'm on the IA Museum email list for years. I received a link to the Piccolo video in an email a few days ago. The email was not from the IAM, but from a different gmail account. I watched a few minutes of it and found it very odd, especially the opening bloody graphic.

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IA Museum's attack dog?

as they say, If you lie down with dogs, you'll wake up with fleas.