Oh, dear.


  1. Jonathan Potter says

    I’ll wager this sort of thing never happens to the Bishop of Canterbury, at least not publicly.

  2. The Duffer says

    Oh, thank you for that. I wet my pants.

    I was not sure what we were in for there at first.


  3. Someone dropped the ball.

  4. More depressing than funny. I hate it when the aged are hit with that kind of shit.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

      ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go.’

    • Southern Expat says

      I agree. This actually made me really, really mad. I don’t understand who thinks something like this is a good idea. It’s like teeing it up for the YouTube commentariat.

      • Matthew Lickona says

        You’re assuming that the person who thought this was a good idea knows what YouTube is, knows what the YouTube commentariat is like, and thinks that the Internet is somehow significant. Dubious claims, all.

      • I’m totally agreeing with you here, SE.


        It reminds me of one of my cousins complaining when a book she ordered from a Catholic company never showed, even after she called several times to remind them to ship it. THey were always very apologetic, but she was still going to compose a letter giving them some advice on how to run a business.

        Anyway, her sister-in-law, was all,” Don’t bother. I’m sure their really nice people and all, but just because they’re good Catholics does not mean you have to do them the charity of keeping them in business. THeir heads are in their asses, but they don’t realize it, because they’re spending too much time in the adoration chapel. ”

        There is a line where charity becomes a disservice to everyone. It’s just really hard to see. This looks like a bunch of sailors on a sinking ship, and no one wants to mention the hard truth that drowning is eminent.

        • Matthew Lickona says

          The darnedest thing is, the ship doesn’t have to sink. We just have to put our shirts on and start bailing.

        • If only the pope knew! If only the pope knew!

          The sad thing is – with JPII’s performance notes to go on – I don’t think, whilst looking for someone to blame for this bullshit, we can avoid the miter-wearing, key-bearing white elephant in the living room.

          Who thought this was a good idea? Apparently the pope did, else why was it allowed at all?

          Oh, but his handlers! His handlers! They’re at fault!

          Wrong. When it comes to servant leadership or whatever the fuck you want to call it, shit most definitely rolls uphill


  5. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    A shandeh for the goyim.

  6. Jonathan Potter says

    I was kinda hoping the holy father would just bust out laughing at the end.

  7. notrelatedtoted says

    I like how they have a dedicated shirt holder.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

      Her presence practically confirms that disrobing was not the spontaneous impulse of the moment, but a planned — dare I say premeditated? — part of the act.

      One may perhaps excuse the over-exuberant athlete who strips his or her jersey after scoring a game-winning goal; one can only lament, censure, and stand ready to forgive (upon his or her repentance) the deliberate exhibitionist.

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