Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pope Coat: Update

Frank sent me a link to this full-lenght picture of the Pope Coat, which gives evidence that he is even super-flyer than we first suspected - Note the snazzy red shoes!

And by the way, here is another hypothesis on why he wasn't all bedecked in Papal Regalia when he landed: Maybe it has to do with Turkey being a secular country in which it is the practice of the priests to not wear their priesty stuff in public? Anyway, I heard that in an NPR story, and it is at least as good an idea as the one about his cross setting off the airport metal detector and being confiscated!


gavin richardson said...

are those holy spirit shoes

Clayton said...

One problem with wearing the white coat, Andy. The color white is reserved for the Pope. You see, in the Roman Catholic Church, the color scheme goes like this:

priest - black
bishop - purple
cardinal - red
pope - white

But of course, as a "prot" you can totally flout the Roman dress code!

EyeRytStuf said...

Duh! The shoes are a back-up plan, should he get cornered by pope-haters.

He clicks them three times and says, "There's no place like home... there's no place like home... there's no place like home..." and he's outta there!

Clayton said...

Hey "eyerytstuf",
You're pretty close. Actually it's, "There's no place like Rome...There's no place like Rome..."

EyeRytStuf said...

I just now got a chance to read that last comment... and it wins today's, "Mr. Riggs, what are you laughing at?" award. (This award is given by my students daily, based on whatever I see on my computer while taking roll and letting them finish the warm-up.)

hipchickmamma said...

dare i say he's pimpin'?

John said...

Nevermind the Pope coat. Get yourself some Pope shoes for your BOOM interviews. And this cross.