Thursday, April 1, 2010

Papal resignation precedents #1

Celestine V: elected pope in 1294 at the age of 80, but resigned five months later. Not one of Dante's friends on Facebook:
And when I'd noted here and there a shade
Whose face I knew, I saw and recognised
The coward spirit of the man who made

The great refusal; and that proof sufficed;
Here was that rabble, here without a doubt,
Whom God and whom His enemies despised.
This is the Dorothy Sayers translation (Penguin, 1st ed. 1949) because that is how we roll at Riddled. If anyone prefers a different translation then feel free to bite my pockmarked Danish bum.


N__B said...

Sometimes when you bite a bum he bites back. Sometimes he just refuses you a swig from his bottle.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I hope the old Nazi DOESN'T resign.

Most clearcut demonstration of the corruption of the Catholic Church there could ever be. Only thing that could be more ironically appropriate is if he was now found dead in two wetsuits with a dildo.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

then feel free to bite my pockmarked Danish bum

Bite on the bum
Bite on the bum
Bite on the bum with your toothless gums.

Captcha-scrot (I kid you not!)

Lord Peter Wimsey said...

Sir, if anyone will be biting Dorothy Sayer's bum, it is I doncha know.
Yrs Sncly
Peto the torpedo

tigris said...

feel free to bite my pockmarked Danish bum

Can I get some coffee with that?

mikey said...


Yeah, whaddaya want?

It's me. Olaf.

Olaf? Olaf Nørby? Damn, dood, how ARE you?

Not so good. I lost my job and I've been living behind the dumpster at Applebees.

You aren't looking so great, that's for sure.

Yeah, I know. I got a skin disease living behind a huge open container of garbage and rotting food.

Damn, dood. I'm really sorry. Can I, like, y'know, give you a few bucks? Would that help?

Tell y'the truth, mikey, I'm trying to get admitted into the hospital. Would you do me a favor and cut me or something?

Umm, I dunno, Olaf. Seems like that could come back on me as some sort of felony assault. Last thing I need.

I know! You can just bite me. I'll be bleeding, no weapons involved, it'll work. Please?

Nope. Not gonna happen. I categorically refuse to bite a pockmarked Danish bum.

Smut Clyde said...

Can I get some coffee with that?

The a la carte breakfast at Riddled today is a kind of frittata, but served without any etchings or woodcuts. If you want to look at old maps of Copenhagen while you eat, that will cost extra.

It is omelette without the prints of Denmark.

mikey said...

Oohh. Did Hillary Clinton make the frittata? 'Cause I know from personal experience she makes a GOOD one...

mikey said...

Oooohh, did Hillary Clinton make the frittata? 'Cause I know from personal experience she makes a GOOD one!

Substance McGravitas said...

Is Blogger doing weird things to comments again?

mikey said...

It's like half their servers have been compromised by Orbs, placed in shielded Zorbs and are being used by a malevolent intelligence to irritate already grumpy old men.

If you happen to be assigned to one of the working servers, then, well, it WORKS. If you get pushed off the top of the hill by orbs, however, BLARGH!!!

fish said...

Can I get some coffee with that?

Why? Do you need to go to the bathroom?

ckc (not kc) said...

(heh, heh..."prints of Denmark"...heh, heh... I do like omelettes, though)

ckc (not kc) said... it's good to know that someone else's comments are disappearing tonight. "Plus que ca change.." as they say (wish I knew what that meant).

Substance McGravitas said...

"Plus que ca change.."

When people say that you don't look 'em in the eye and keep moving. And what the fuck are they feeding that dog with? Doesn't the dog want a roof over its head?