You may have heard that the Pope has resigned. First Pope to do so in 600 odd years apparently. Normally the Pontiff's retirement party features a coffin. Not this time.
My mate Al is a committed Catholic. In fact a few years ago when Pope Benedict visited Australia Al and I went to see him in Sydney (along with a couple of hundred thousand other people).
Upon hearing the news yesterday I sent Al a text.
No more German Shepherd
After a bit of repartee Al came up with the brilliant idea that:
The modern church should hold a "Pope Idol" contest to choose a successor.
He also offered "Pimp my Pope".
I liked the idea and so we started brainstorming Reality Style TV shows to choose the new Pope.
Me: "The Choice"
Al: "No Queer Eye for the Vatican Guy"
Al: venturing away from the reality genre- "How I met your Pope"
Me: "The Amazing Grace"
Al: "Two and a half Popes"
Me: "My Pontiff Rules"
Al: "Extreme Popeover"
Al: "Law and Odear we need a new Pope"
Me: "Popey Days"
Me: "The Vatican wants a Pope"
Me: "The Biggest Pray-er"
Me: "Dancing with the Cardinals"
Al: "So You think you're Infallible"
and my personal favourite
"World Series Poper", with the tagline "Just gotta play the Cards right"
We kept ourselves amused for over an hour!