New Pope already has a good wikipedia entry.

On the day he’s announced as new pope, there is already an extensive Wikipedia entry for Benedict XVI. How can Encyclopedia Britannica, and its ilk, compete with that? Things I learned about our new pope:

  • At 78, he’s the oldest pope elected in over 380 years.
  • He participated in the SEcond VAtican Council, which oversee far-reaching reforms of Catholic practices.
  • He deserted the German military shortly before the Germans surrendered and joined a seminary after the war.
  • He was prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly known as the Holy Office of
    the Inquisition,
  • He speaks 10 languages and is the eighth German pope.

Would it have been too inappropriate to title this post “I for one welcome our new Papal overlord”? At least, it would have annoyed Wyatt.


Did anyone ask for a sign?

Looks like the Man-In-Charge sent Mel Gibson a message about his latest movie project by striking the actor playing Jesus with lightning. It’s also not the first time that this has happened. I’d hate to be on that shoot. "Oh crap, looks like all our water is running blood red."

An assistant director on the film, Jan Michelini, was also hit — for the second time in a few months.


Be careful what you ask for…

Damage to a church in Forest, Ohio, is estimated at $20,000 after a preacher asked God for a sign.