Monday, June 14, 2010

A slightly less well-known blunder

Never go against a Pope in a game of Paper-Rock-Scissors.

"Scissors cut vellum illuminated manuscript."

"Ummm. How about best out of three, then?"

"That would be a heresy, Martin Luther. Make it best out of five. But the loser has to concede defeat on the question of the sale of indulgences."

I think those are radiators in the background.

13 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

THAT POPE IS HUGE!!!

I'll say it again: perspective NEEDS to be left to professionals.

Substance McGravitas said...

I think Luther pokes the Pope's single eye out and escapes under a sheep.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Pope McHuge would be prepared for such an obvious ploy.

mikey said...

Well, whatever he's doing, it's clear we caught the pope red handed!

Another Kiwi said...

We cant see all of Martin Lutjer's legs. Perhaps when he stands up he will be as tall as the pope. I think that he has been out distributing red herrings, Mikey.

Another Kiwi said...

Martin Lutjer is the uncompromising mid-field football player for Weder Bremen.
Martin Luther is who I meant

Mendacious D said...

Copyeditor adds:

Werder Bremen is what you meant.

mikey said...

Perhaps ol' Marty is saying "excuse me, your popiness, but I couldn't help noticing the fine brocade curtains are gone, replaced with some old dropcloths from maintenance. Would your popiciousness know anything about that?"

Smut Clyde said...

escapes under a sheep

New Zealand magistrates are increasingly impatient with that excuse.

"I was just riding the sheep to escape from the cave of Polyphemus."

"Wearing only gumboots??!"

Another Kiwi said...

Werd up MenD. Yo

Smut Clyde said...

Pope's in a hurry because he was interrupted while preparing for a game of lacrosse. Lacrosse racquets were a bit different in those days. His team (the Apostolic Nunciatures) and an invitation team from the Spanish Legation are waiting for him in the Sistine Chapel so they can kick off, or whatever it's called.

Substance McGravitas said...

Lacrosse racquets were a bit different in those days.

Perhaps because they were SHEPHERD'S CROOKS.

Another Kiwi said...

Sir, comment on the sexual proclivities of shepherds if you must but they are not crooks!!Sir