Can’t help myself:
I was browsing a few favorites the other day when I came upon Australia Incognita’s post, No Mr Mullins, the Pope’s resignation does not mean married priests!, where ‘Mr Mullins’ (he’s a priest actually, the ‘Mr’ is pointed) speculates that a Pope who can break a long standing precedent such as ‘Pope for life’ can open the way for a future Pope to change the rules on celibacy.
In an earlier post AI expresses a hope that a new Pope might continue a trajectory more in keeping with her own particular form of Catholic outlook (in short, a ‘trad’) but this is not an ‘agenda piece’ in the way that Mr Mullins wishful thinking is.
But beyond the spat, what struck me was the image at the end:
Rich in symbolism, eh? It’s an image from the 50s (or even earlier). It is a man holding up his hand to assert his authority. There is no discussion or even a mention of the issues.
In contrast and with no bias whatsoever, I offer this gem gleaned from Facebook (thanks to Milly … again!).
No agenda there eh?
PS. I would have attempted to respond to AI as I have in the past, but like the image symbolises, strongly expressed counter views are not welcome.
Our workplace had a Kiwi visitor yesterday. In preparation he sent this email a few days before (very consuderut):
Milbun – capital of Victoria ((Melbourne- capital of Victoria in Australia)
Peck – to fill a suitcase
Pissed aside – chemical which kills insects
Pigs – for hanging out washing with
Pump – to act as agent for prostitute
Pug – large animal with a curly tail
Nin tin dough – computer game
Munner stroney – soup
Min – male of the species
Mess Kara – eye makeup
McKennock – person who fixes cars
Mere – Mayor
Leather – foam produced from soap
Lift – departed
Kiri Pecker – famous Australian businessman (recently deceased)
Kittle crusps/chups – potato chips
Ken’s – Cairns (city in North Queensland in Australia)
Jumbo – pet name for someone called Jim
Jungle Bills – Christmas carol
Inner me – enemy
Guess – vapour
Fush – marine creatures
Fitter cheney – type of pasta
Ever cardeau – avocado
Fear hear – blonde
Ear – mix of nitrogen and oxygen
Ear roebucks – exercise at the gym
Duffy cult – not easy (difficult)
Amejen – visualise
Day old chuck/chook – very young poultry
Bug hut – popular recording
Bun button – been bitten by insect
Beard – a place to sleep
Chully Bun – Esky
Sucks Peck – Half a dozen beers
Ear New Zulland – an extinct airline
Beers – large savage animals found in U.S. forests
Veerjun – mythical New Zealand maiden
One Doze – what you look out of to see the view or well-known computer operating system
Sex – one less than sivven
Iggs Ecktly – Precisely !
Beggage Chucken – place to leave your suitcase at the earport
Paddy and Mick are working on a building site. Paddy says to Murphy “I’m gonna have the day off, I’m gonna pretend I’m mad!”
He climbs up the rafters, hangs upside down and shouts, ‘I’M A LIGHTBULB! I’M A LIGHTBULB!’
Murphy watches in amazement.
The Foreman shouts, ‘Paddy you’re mad, go home’.
So he leaves the site.
Murphy starts packing his kit up to leave as well.
‘Where the hell are you going?’ asks the Foreman.
‘Well, I can’t work in the dark, can I?!’, says Murphy.
Mick and Paddy are reading head stones at a nearby cemetery.
Mick says “Crikey! There’s a bloke here who was 152!”
Paddy says “What’s his name?”
Mick replies “Miles, from London !”
Paddy and his wife are lying in bed and the neighbours’ dog is barking like mad in the garden.
Paddy says, ‘To hell with this!’, and storms off.
He comes back upstairs 5 minutes later and his wife asks, ‘What did you do?’.
Paddy replies,’I’ve put the dog in our garden. Let’s see how they like it!’
When I was a kid I sometimes incurred a punishment from a teacher. Rarely, I’d come back and prove my innocence. The response was not an apology but, ‘Well, that’s for the times you didn’t get caught’. It was at those times that I hoped that I would grow up to be so smart.
Anyhow, here’s an extra Wryday for the times I skipped a week:
I know stealing wrong, but …
… some perspective is always good.
PS1: I hope I’m not breaking copyright.
PS2: First seen on Crikey.