Silvio Berlusconi's "bunga-bunga" ways may finally be catching up to him. But the fact that this sexually-harassing, gay-bashing, allegedly sexy-Santa-loving buffoon is still Prime Minister of Italy says a lot about the difference between their political culture and ours.
First things first: Newsweek's Jacopo Barigazzi has new information on the meaning of "bunga-bunga." Apparently it's "a kind of orgy." Dancer Karima el-Mahroug (aka Ruby the Heartbreaker), who initially shared the news of Berlusconi's bunga predilection with the world, says, "Silvio told me that he'd copied that formula from Muammar Kaddafi. It's a ritual of his [Kaddafi's] African harem." If we combine that with the Urban Dictionary definition, it kind of looks like a "bunga-bunga" party is one where Berlusconi has sex (possibly anal) with a bunch of women one after the other. Whether this is in any way a "ritual" of Kaddafi's "African harem" is doubtful.