Thursday, April 21, 2005

The new pope

The new pope has been chosen, and he is both conservative and old. For me it's a bit of deja vu from the time when Chernenko was chosen to lead the USSR's Communist party and the country - a timeout to prepare for a proper power struggle. We were betting on how long Chernenko would live, and talking about season tickets to the General Secretaries' funerals.

Much to the disappointment of a lot of people, myself included, the new pope named himself Benedict XVI, and not Palpatine I.

He said that he wants to unite all the Christians, apparently under himself. I am sure that all non-Catholic Christians are really thrilled.

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