Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Dark Horse Papal Candidate 

I really wanted to come up with some sort of biting satire or insightful commentary on the upcoming papal elections. This will be the third such event in my lifetime. I remember very clearly the last two, but I had a sudden realization in the car the other morning about the age difference between me and some of my law school friends. One of them wasn't yet born or even conceived when John Paul II was elected, and another was about 6 months old. I was 13. Yeesh.

Anyway, I was thinking of something along the lines of a comparison between the Pope and the Grand Nagus, but I'm just stretched to thin lately to give this a really good treatment. On a side note, Saturday evening The Girl and I were in Starbucks, and the cute barrista sarcastically suggested we enjoy the lovely weather (it poured all day long). It was on the edge of my tongue to respond that it's lovely weather if you're a Ferengi, but decided against it. Fast forward an hour or so, and there's Quark on Joan of Arcadia!!! The civics teacher running the moot court program was played by Armin Shimmerman, also of Principal Snyder fame on Buffy.

But that's neither here nor there. We were talking about the yet-elected pope. I discovered that there actually is someone I could support for the position. Click here for more info and to offer your support.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 9:50 AM