I was wondering how to say "pope" in German yesterday and I noticed in a news photo today that it’s "Pa
bpst". That means for you trucker-hat-wearing hipsters who are re-discovering America’s worst lager, you’re really drinking Pope Juice, ha ha. I’m thinking this also means that we should be able to come up with a better nickname for the big guy than "Ratzo" or "Ben".
For some reason I can’t fathom, I’m obsessed with the ritual of papal succession. I don’t really follow il papa’s doings when he’s not dying or being elected, and I’m not Catholic or anything, but for some reason, I could not get enough pope news in the last month. I realize that may make me weird, but as I mentioned yesterday I’m generally weird when it comes to news consumption.