ROME - In a move that is certainly unprecedented Italy has decided to part with one of its islands.
Pasquale Pettigolezzo with Italy's national news agency The Daily Vino stated to the Italian members of the press that after much consideration the Italian government has decided to sell the island of Sardinia.
Pettigolezzo informed the newsmen that the island will be sold to the South American country of Peru.
When asked why Italy was selling off one of its most popular islands, he responded by saying that it was due to financial reasons.
He pointed out that Italy does not want to find itself in the same horrific financial situation that the United States is in.
Pettigolezzo was asked how much Peru was paying for Sardinia. He replied that he was not at liberty to say.
When pressed to give a figure he smiled, took a sip from his bottle of wine, and said "Okay, letsa justa say datta da number isa between one million and 100 gazapapazillion."
One reporter yelled out that there is no such number as a gazapapazillion.
Two Italian policemen immediately handcuffed the reporter and shoved him in the back seat of a police car.
"Anybody gotta any more aquestions fora me?" Pettigolezzo asked.
"Ah datsa wadda thought...arrivederci"