Never heard The Pope speak English before

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:56 am

Haven't met the Pontifex Maximus yet (a blemish on my career, I know), but I loved the Vatican: quite weird atmosphere! Went to see the very exclusive clothes shop which caters for the top catholic brass – and where French politician Balladur buys his socks, the same as the Cardinals. (The kind of guy who had to have it explained to him he shoulden't always be pictured with a fat cigar in his fat mouth as it diden't please the masses, and he was running for President.)

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:49 pm

Witness wrote: ... Went to see the very exclusive clothes shop which caters for the top catholic brass ...
If I have the money can I buy one of those hats? :)

Or do I need official permission? :evil:
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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:10 pm

I'll look if I have some fun pictures (must be 88 or so).

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Doctor X » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:04 am

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by izittrue » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:41 am

Doctor X wrote:Peter Capaldi.

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Witness » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:57 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:If I have the money can I buy one of those hats? :)
Sure, why not? For some wild party? (With a donkey, a dwarf, & more – you know what I mean… :twisted: )

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by sparks » Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:42 am

What the well dressed altar boy boinker is wearing...
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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:07 am

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by sparks » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:47 pm

Pope Hunter S. Thompson.

Or, if you prefer, simply Pope Gonzo.
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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:26 am

Pope prank:

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The wax figure of the pope was part of a publicity stunt for Madame Tassaud, which added it to its collection in advance of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. The company drove it around Midtown, hours before the pope's expected arrival.

Someone who saw the figure of the pope riding down Fifth Avenue was concerned, snapped a photo and sent it to the New York City Police Department.

Officers investigated and found that the pope wasn't really in the back of the white convertible, which hardly looked like the popemobile. The actual Pope Francis was addressing Congress at the time the replica was spotted in NYC.

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by sparks » Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:45 pm

Faux Pope.
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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by the_ignored » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:57 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:I'd be careful. As has been pointed out, he pack a gun.
I should think that he'd better be more careful of his catholic wife!! :shock:
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>Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
>illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
>the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
>and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
>still disappear if I was you.

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:27 am

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by sparks » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:57 pm

Cool yet somehow disquieting.


I keep expecting to see Linda Blair show up...
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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Doctor X » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:41 pm

Sort of the "Iron Throne" but made with the bronzed remains of the raped children.

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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by sparks » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:38 am

Its when it comes to life and starts making threatening gestures that really creeps me out...

Like, um..."Buy my Girl Scout cookies or I'll a red hot poker and fuck you up the ... (STOPITNOW!!!)
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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by sparks » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:58 pm

"Here or take out?"
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Re: Never heard The Pope speak English before

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:43 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:And he sounds just like Slowpoke Rodriquez.

He is the slowest Pope in all Meh-hee-co. An' he carries a Big Gun.
Now I finally heard him speak, and you are right on the mark there.

Came across this:

Pope Francis to Release Pop-Rock Album 'Wake Up!'
As Pope Francis embarks on his historic visit to the United States, His Holiness will spread his message of hope, faith and unity in the form of a prog-rock-infused album titled Wake Up! this November. The Vatican-approved LP, a collaboration with Believe Digital, features the Pontiff delivering sacred hymns and excerpts of his most moving speeches in multiple languages paired with uplifting musical accompaniment ranging from pop-rock to Gregorian chant. Wake Up! arrives November 27th, with the iTunes pre-order now available with an instant download of "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!," which Rolling Stone is proud to premiere.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... z3q3uJ7kiR
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So you can hear a sample track if you want and I played it out of curiosity. There's music that plays for a while before he starts to speak, but when he does speak it's kind of jarring. Not sure it fits very well with the music. These are pretty banal platitudes too. Can't see anything particularly interesting in what he says, although it's supposed to be upbeat and positive I guess.

Oh, I guess I can actually embed this with one of our fancy new BB codes:


Not sure if that's how it's supposed to work so here's just a regular link:
https://soundcloud.com/believedigitalitaly
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