Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pope urges: "Try the veal"

Pope Benedict has them rolling in the aisles this week at the Pontification Room  (no cover charge) at Laff House in Vegas.
Appealing for exercising caution while using internet, Pope Benedict XVI said on Saturday, Apr 24 said that the Internet and the ongoing process of media convergence carry a risk of conformity of thought and control.
That's aside from good conformity of thought and control, one assumes.

22 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

There is always the risk of "Conformity of speech and thought" when people have access to untrammeled, unmoderated media for communications. Western civilisation is only just recovering some diversity after the group-think imposed by the printing press.

merc said...

I for one appreciate this timely warning from Riddled(tm) and the Poope Father. I was hoping for some intervention regarding my own free thoughts thunk apres reading the interdoink on occasion.
This is a public service that often goes unremarked, well done!

alodi, bloody heaps bro.

mikey said...

Look, c'mon now, all this discussion of "Epistemic Closure" haven't gotten us anywhere.

I'm thinking we should all read "Little Women".

That'd show 'em...

Substance McGravitas said...

Now we ALL think about naked animal ladies.

Smut Clyde said...

Now we ALL think about naked animal ladies.
Conformity I can trust!

The Gazoogle is fun:
Results 1 - 10 of about 150,000 for Benedict XVI doctrinal conformity. (0.35 seconds)

mikey said...

If it had been a cartoon, as life is SUPPOSED to be, as soon as he said the bit about the intert00bz bringing about "conformity of thought and control" there would have been a light bulb pop up above his head...

tigris said...

Now we ALL think about naked animal ladies.

Nuh-uh.

Captcha, though, declares itself to be pronips.

Substance McGravitas said...

You just thought about them right now!

tigris said...

They're all in PJs.

mikey said...

Just as long as they're not completely insane, they're fine in most anything they choose to wear...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Try the veal? I thought that sort of thing went out centuries ago.

Substance McGravitas said...

"The dangers of conformity, of control, of moral and intellectual relativism, which can already be recognised in the decline of critical spirit," the Pope said

So. Um, "FUCK THE POPE" anyone?

merc said...

This guy did http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Calvi

Smut Clyde said...

"FUCK THE POPE" anyone?

In some cultures this is a traditional and sincerely-held sentiment so we cannot simply condemn it out-of-hand, morally repugnant though it may seem to our eyes.

mikey said...

Well, c'mon, I mean he DOES wear very pretty hats and shoes...

merc said...

Yes but unlike some of his predecessors he does not lead his own conquering army http://www.answers.com/topic/pope-julius-ii these cats knew a thing or two 'bout gettin' it awnnnnnn

naless, stop right there thanks.

Another Kiwi said...

Hats and shoes!! Mikey, this is why Orly Taitz has her unholy hooks in your psyche.
Yikes, Merc! Such a Pope would, at least, be interesting though.

merc said...

This guy really upped the Franchise, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Urban_II with his Crusader Fries Part 1, biggie sizing the Papacy of the Holy Roman See.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Zombies Urge: Stay Away From the Brown Acid, and the Pope.

merc said...

But but zombies don't urge.

iverist, I have an arm too.

Smut Clyde said...

I thought that sort of thing went out centuries ago.

We had to hang the bicycle.

The Sergeant gave his ruling at the end of the week. His position was painful in the extremity because he was a very close friend of MacDadd after office hours. He condemned the bicycle and it was the bicycle that was hanged. We entered a nolle prosequi in the day-book in respect of the other defendant. I did not see the stretching myself because I am a delicate man and my stomach is extremely reactionary.

mikey said...

Me and Tommy Antcliffe blew up a TransAm one time. Nothing left but bits, and we rented a bobcat (those things are SO fucking fun to drive) and buried the bits.

Unhappy bank is not happy...