Maurizio Gasparri (1956 - 2028)

Today I begin publishing a series of advance death notices, beginning with Gasparri the Sorcerer.



18 July 1956 - 13 October 2028

“His loved ones regret to announce the death of Maurizio Gasparri. He was 72 years of age. Born in Rome on 18 July 1956, he passed away in the hamlet of Predappio (Forlì) on 13 October 2028. After three interminably long years, the feeding tube that had been keeping him alive was eventually shut off. Journalist, politician, parliamentarian and minister. Father of the unfortunate digital terrestrial television and the controversial Gasparri law, a law that is attributed to him, perhaps erroneously. A former party colleague, Francesco Storace, had the following to say: “Not only did he not draft that Gasparri Law, he never even read it”. Partisan judgements aside, it has been claimed that he did not even understand it. His political career was marked by his undisputed capacity for controversy. He was well known for his television appearances based on insults and denigration of adversaries in true fascist style. Worthy of note was his comment on the initial election of Barack Obama in 2008 as President of the United States: “With Obama in the White House, perhaps Al Qaeda will be happier.” For many years he acted as counterpoint for Neri Marcorè, who regularly stole his fire. Initially a supporter of Di Pietro, claiming: “Rather Di Pietro than Mussolini”, with typical fascist consistency he later switched to Forza Italia, where he subsequently joined the AN in the new PDL party. In 2014, the PDL was dissolved by State legislation at the time of the Soru Government, because of infiltration by the Mafia and P2-ists, thereby meeting the same fate as the fascist party. Gasparri was never found guilty of anything because of his patently diminished capacity. His fighting spirit led him to create a new political force together with Clemente Mastella: “Two people for one cushy job”. The overly explicit message regarding the true intentions of these two partners resulted in the failure of this initiative. For many years he played a major role in Chiambretti’s long-running programme on Rete 4, entitled: “To whom do I bring bad luck tonight?” During the first 10 years of this Century, he was the most consistently insulted politician on the Web. A total of 230,000 video clips regarding him were posted. Abandoned by his old friends Fini and La Russa, he spent the latter part of his life on Marettimo, one of the Aegadian islands, where he whiled away his time playing on his play station, his one and only true passion. “Sic transit gloria mundi..”

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Alberto Patrucco scrive questo genere di coccodrilli umoristici da tantissimo tempo.

Posted by: Antonio Voceri | February 16, 2009 10:59 AM

I like Vauro's strip.
I must remember to put it on Facebook.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | February 15, 2009 01:58 AM

Mureddu, wrong board go to school before posting here dipshit

Posted by: maro sowclett | February 14, 2009 02:49 PM

It is rather (Mureddu Giani, P2 e PDL e similar) who are at the end...
I am sure you smell already the Hammamet atmosphere coming along...maybe you have chosen a different location for your very last days.
Wherever you'll go, you will never get rid from the millions of honest Italain blame whose were defruaded by you all.
My best compliment for your "Gasparrilike" comment...was really worthy the berlusconi style...very tipical from people like you accusing other for blameless accident while it is decades that politician you like and support do deserve life imprisonment...You really deserve this politician.
I am sure you need italian translaction, therefore here below you find it (you are the only one who wrote in italian while the space is for english speaking....)

Siete voi che siete alla fine.......sentite già l'inebriante odore di Hammamet o avete scelto qualche altra località per scappare dalla furia dei milioni di Italiani onesti, magari ingenui, a cui avete sottratto soldi ma soprattutto dignità ed amor di Patria ? Solo un berlusconiano si poteva appellare e citare un episodio drammatico che non ha nulla a che vedere con la disonestà manifesta dei politici attuali...complimenti...sono certo che dopo questo Gasparriano commento, ti meriterai un plauso dal tuo capo. Chissà che non offra anche a te un bel posto da politico nel suo governo...

Posted by: Lorenzo Filippi | February 14, 2009 12:11 PM

Ah ah ah! That's fabulous!

Posted by: Rosie Trenta | February 13, 2009 10:46 PM

Grillo, you should publish also the Alberto Patrucco's fake obituaries: they're very funny.

Posted by: alberto arnoldi | February 13, 2009 08:23 PM

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