Wednesday, July 02, 2008

pontiff-licking

adj. A word found in very few installments of the Vatican Pennysaver.

Real citation: “Polly Toynbee is on fine, angry form in today’s Guardian. In a piece headlined Not In My Name, she bashes the greasy flow of pontiff-licking oozing from the media, takes Blair to task for bowing before the corpse of a paedophile-protecting propagator of AIDS, points out the hypocrisy of the public grief-junkies descending on Rome, and ultimately condemns the affluent Western congregation of Catholics for allowing the Church to prop up poverty and death in developing nations.”
(April 8, 2005, http://submitresponse.co.uk/weblog/2005/04/08/wonderful-toynbee-grauniad-pope-slap/)

Made-up citation: “Considering how pontiff-licking the press is, I wonder why all religions don’t have a pope. Think of the possibilities. The Jewish pope, Muslim pope, leprechaun pope, and pope pope could have an annual conference, with a chicken-wing-eating contest and infallibility hoedown live on ESPN 2.”

1 comment:

D Klute said...

Nice, Mark!

I'm not sure if I like the notion of pontiff licking, the idea that there would be a Vatican City pennysaver, or the infallability hoedown best.

It doesn't matter. These are always entertaining.