Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nicknames For the Pope

Oh joy.
 
Another pope post.
 
Hey, what can I say? I'm tapped into the zeitgeist!
 
And if you've ever been tapped into a zeitgeist, you know how painful that can be.
 
By the time this posts, Pope Francis will be near the end of his star turn in National Lampoon's American Vacation. (Did you miss Beverly D'Angelo's cameo? She's still pretty hot!) During his time of rockin' and holy rollin' in the USA, the Pontiff will hopefully have the chance to experience many landmarks that will give him a taste of life in these United States. Historic landmarks like...
  • Burger King
  • Wendy's
  • KFC
  • Red Lobster
  • Hot dogs from the 7-Eleven
  • Applebee's 
  • McDonald's
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • That little Chinese take out place around the corner from your house.
  • Long John Silver's
  • Taco Bell
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Papa John's (with a perfectly prepared Papal pizza pie!)
 
And if the Pope starts to miss being in Italy?
  • Olive Garden
 Mama Mia! It'll be just like he's in Rome again!
 
We'll know if the Pope really got into the American experience if he goes back to the Vatican about 30 to 40 pounds heavier than he left.  


As you know, Secret Service agents were responsible for the Pope's security while in the United States. They like to assign code names to the people they guard. So I've managed to get my hands on the secret list of code names the Secret Service had ready to assign to the Pope during his American visit. So here we go! 


  1. P-Frankie
  2. Pope Daddy
  3. P. F. Thang
  4. Frankenpope
  5. Ope-Pay Ancis-Fray
  6. Frankie Big Hat
  7. Popemeister 
  8. Pope Dude! 
  9. Hokey Popey 
  10. Sir Pope-a-Lot
If perhaps you pine for more Pope ponderings to personally peruse, click here for a parallel post from a previous year  with links to prior posts pertaining to pontification on the personable personage of the pernicious Pope.

Kids, alliteration is a dangerous tool. Do not try that home without the appropriate supervision of a parent, guardian or English professor. 

OK, that's enough damage around here for one day. I'll be back with another post. Yay! Doctor Who time! Look for a review of tonight's new episode, The Witch's Familiar.

Until then, be good to one another.

Dave-El
I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You
 

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