UPDATE: Argentine. Good call Papal Conclave. A Jesuit. And Francis is a good name. St. Francis of Assisi is sorta the best Saint. Just sayin’. Although he probably chose the name for Francis Xavier…Apparently he’s been known to visit AIDS patients and wash their feet. Would you do that?
Just watching Catholic stuffs on TV and debating with Charles about how, despite the first Pope being Jewish (St. Peter), they tend not to award the Papacy to devout Jews. “Your whole religion is based on the life of a Jewish guy!,” Charles said. I think he just wants to combine the little red yarmulke with the tiny head curls (Payot, he tells me they’re called). It’s a fashion thing.
So the new Pope is about to appear on his balcony. Maybe Dennis Rodman is right — although I can’t for the life of me figure his logic — but whoever it is I hope he brings, well, a little hope with him. Because I’m over the dead-eyed disbelief that’s been so pervasive. It’s just boring. Watching the Papal procession yesterday in The Sistine Chapel was great. I was there many years ago and it truly is sublimely beautiful. Anyway, if you think Catholicism is uncool, just check this out. We know what’s up.
Here’s some stuff while we wait.
I think I’m going to add some bourbon to the frosting and make this…
This is so awesome. At first I thought it was a real column. Which is why it’s so brilliant…
(“Man, how long does it take for a guy to put on a dress?” ~ Charles. So wrong.)
So is this, although I take issue with the almost comical style of this missive, I get tired of this kind of thing, too. If it’s not enough to just be yourself, you may be hanging with the wrong crowd. In any event, quit stealing my shine.