And in Pope news...

Since Charlemagne and I work for God, I thought it time to give a report from the front lines.

Item 1: Pope Benedict gets an iPod. His reponse? "Computer technology is the future." Pithy.

Item 2 (Charlemagne gets credit for this delightful discovery): Get your Pope merch! I happen to know the Big C has his eye on the "Papist" trucker lid.


Charlemagne said...

The way I found that Pope sight was through a link from a video sent to me by Jorge Sanchez, whom some of you know. Now the video is a montage of Benny drinking from giant steins, partying with a man in a clown suit, and doing other candid yet papist things. This is all backed by the best eastern European video game techno music ever. I can't seem to find the link to it on the American Papist site, but keep your eyes open for it. When I find it, I'll post it.

Grendel said...

My first time visiting St. Peter's, I approached a man hawking pope merch from a street cart.

"Do you have any pope bottle openers?"


I simulated opening a beverage bottle.

"Ah!" he exclaimed. "L'appribotigglia del Santo Padre!" And he produced one, cheap metal with JP's face. I bought five. That was 15 years ago. I don't have any of them anymore. I miss them.

MSF said...

I have a friend who collects snow-globes, so in Rome I almost bought her a really pretty one with a dark blue background and gold stars. Then I saw the pope-globe, which consisted of an enormous plastic pope blessing a tiny plastic Rome. It was awesome.

bihari said...

My mother and I were contemplating my ever-more-unkempt back yard last year. Said she, "It's starting to look like you need one of those Virgin on the Half Shell decorations." I said, "Huh?" She said, "You know. The Virgin Mary in half a bathtub."