Sunday, October 6, 2013

We knew this was coming: the New Yorker burlesques the 'cold call' pope

Paul Rudnick, writing in the New Yorker, wonders what it's like to field papal calls, out of the blue.
     “Hi, it’s me again. I know I’m being Pope Pushy, but I’d like your advice. I’m having problems with Pope Benedict. Well, he’s not really the Pope anymore, but he sits there, in that mother-in-law apartment, and he criticizes. He’s always, like, ‘When I was the Pope . . . ,’ and, ‘I’m fine, don’t listen to me, just go Skype with all your new gay buddies. . . .’ So I just need to hear you say that I’m doing O.K.”

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