Monday, March 11, 2013

Quotation Of The Day: Yes, The Mainstream Press Does Believe America Is A Vain And Superficial Country; Thanks For Asking Edition

Instead of worrying about how the new pope will deal with the on-going abuse scandal or the other Vatican problems, seek rapprochement with the Protestants, deal with the impending demise of organized Christianity in Europe, or encourage the growth of Catholicism in developing countries, The Daily Beast has decided to focus on papal fashion and whether the new pope will shop at St. Peter's Big and Tall:
Like normal people, popes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. So to prepare for whoever is ultimately chosen as the new pope, papal outfitter Ditta Annibale Gammarelli (who’s dressed every pope in the last century with one exception, Pius XII, who had his own personal tailor) has produced two sets of pope attire in three different sizes each (small, medium, and large). Each set, comprised of four components—a floor-length wool cassock, a white sash, a white skullcap, and an optional scarlet mozzetta, in addition to a one-size-fits-all red velvet cape (for winter weather)—have been prepared in anticipation of the new pope’s uncertain waistline.

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