Skip to comments.Mafia writer gets asteroid named after him
Posted on 07/01/2012 1:19:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono
ROME, - An Italian journalist and author known for exposing the Naples mafia was honored by having an asteroid named after him, officials said.
Roberto Saviano had asteroid No. 278447 named after him Friday, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.
Saviano was given the honor by the International Astronomical Union for exposing "the Camorra's organized-crime activities in his 2006 best-seller 'Gomorrah.'"
Saviano received death threats for his novel and was placed under round-the-clock police protection after its publication. "Gomorrah" was later turned into a film and won second prize at Cannes and five European Film Awards in 2008.
"Thank you Dr. Silvano Casulli, who discovered the asteroid, for deciding to name it after me," said Saviano. "Now I'll look at the sky through different eyes."
Were the Camorras the family headed by a woman and populated by gays?
If the International Astronomical Union had a sense of humor, they’d name one Preparation H.
This pure lead asteroid has his name written on it.
One night while he is sleeping Badabing! The asteroid crushes his house
Hey! You got a problem wid dat?
Apparently the APoD website is down, or overloaded, I haven’t been able to get it to load any pages for a couple of hours. So, while we wait, here’s an “extra, extra” ping to the APoD list members.
That’s why their illicit fortune was founded on the takeover of all the hair care places and products in Italy.
Or Magnus asinus, or perhaps magnus culus, to build a macaronic pun while bashing the Demwits.