Trilateral thinking, Mario Monti and the Two dogs

You may notice something striking about this week’s American edition of Time magazine. While readers in Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific—really, the rest of the Time-reading world—confront a serious profile about Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and his role in the euro crisis, Americans are in for a special treat: a cover story called “The Surprising Science of Animal Friendships*.” (The asterisk leads to a footnote at the bottom of the cover that says, “BFFs are not just for humans anymore.”) With not one but two adorable dogs against a hot-pink background, this week’s Time really signifies the editors’ staunch commitment to serious, hard-hitting journalism, even if it means risking unpopularity. Sarcasm aside: This is not the first time this has happened. In fact, Time faced ridicule for giving the rest of the world a cover story on the Arab protests while feeding Americans a cartoon cover about “Why Anxiety Is Good For You” only two months ago.

This is the best example of trilateral thinking they could give us.

3 Mario Monti for the rest of the world, VS a couple of dogs. I bet they meant something else, and changed the cover to express another concept, as Mr Mario Monti met Mr President lately, and I am sure He must have noticed his missing face on the front cover of the Time magazine.

Mind tricks are a wonderful way to run the whole world.

Coming to the symbol of the two dogs on the front cover of the Time Magazine, i suppose that someone wanted to express a different concept. A Huge Dog, protecting a tiny one. So, without going back to far, I think that even Gulliver would understand the joke, and now that I am starting to remember where I saw that little dog some time ago, the whole thing sounds a little odd.

The cute tiny dog had a crown on his head.

So the Mario Monti TIME MAGAZINE Quiz is:

Guess the names of the two dogs that replaced Monti, and you will get a complete picture of it.

ok…need a little help? see this….


The tiny dog is right there on top of the emblem, ( it’s not a lion ),

This is Rothschild’s emblem...

And now guess who’s the big dog… and start to reconsider things from a differnt angle or simply another point of view.. a TRILATERAL ONE.

ok ok… here you are

Noblemen and Royalty would usually pick a particular animal symbol to denote certain attributes which were used for heraldic purposes. Also 16th Century portraits were often painted with animals as visual clues to the identity and personality of the sitter depicted, for instance, squirrels were symbolic of obedience and personal restraint and Dogs represent faithfulness.

So apparently Mr Monti is probably the third dog. And we could easily say: In araldica il cane è simbolo di fedeltà, vigilanza, amicizia e attaccamento. Per
testimoniare in modo più chiaro la fedeltà al Sovrano, o ad altro Capo, il cane
è rappresentato con collare e catena. Sono riconosciute tre varietà principali:
veltro o levriero: con il corpo magro e slanciato e le orecchie tese;
mastino: con le orecchie e la coda mozzate;
bracco: con le orecchie cascanti.

The Bloodhound (also known as the St. Hubert hound and Sleuth Hound) is a large breed of dog which, while originally bred to hunt deer and wild boar, was later bred specifically to track human beings. It is a scenthound, tracking by smell, as opposed to a sighthound, which tracks using vision. It is famed for its ability to discern human odors even days later, over great distances. Its extraordinarily keen olfaction is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, lost children and lost pets.

So, the question is: who’s Pluto? the big dog that is protecting the tiny one?

Have a nice day Mr Pluto!!! ;-)