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(Yahoo)   Vatican Operator, how may I help you? Yes this is Pope Francis and I would like you to connect me to .. Yeah, right mate, if you're the pope I'm bloody Napoleon   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 72
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2013-03-20 11:34:26 AM  
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Perhaps it would be better if you bill me for the flowers, I'm sure it'll be all right with your boss... Well, I don't know if you recognize my voice, but this is the President... Of the United States!... Hello?
 
2013-03-20 11:35:19 AM  
Answers his own phone. Must be a closet Unitarian.

/not obscure on Fark
 
2013-03-20 11:47:40 AM  
According to a story in the Daily Mail....

and that's were i stopped reading.
 
2013-03-20 11:57:23 AM  

FlashHarry: According to a story in the Daily Mail....

and that's were i stopped reading.


fark. For a minute there I thought this was a neat story, and then you pointed that out...

Now it's probably a fake.
 
2013-03-20 11:57:57 AM  
Now he needs to call Henry Kissinger.
 
2013-03-20 11:59:06 AM  
"Yeah, this is the pope, is Amanda Hugginkis there?"
 
2013-03-20 11:59:07 AM  
"May god forgive you" for choosing me.

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wat
 
2013-03-20 11:59:37 AM  
I know hurr durr abuse, but this:
"May god forgive you for choosing me"

And all the other down to earth things this guy does gives me hope that he'll turn things around.
 
2013-03-20 12:01:28 PM  
Man they're really pushing the whole He's-O-So-Humble narrative.
 
2013-03-20 12:02:21 PM  
I like this guy so far.
 
2013-03-20 12:02:38 PM  

Ambitwistor: Now he needs to call Henry Kissinger.


AHAH...HAHAHAHA: He said they used a "blue box" for the purpose.

That must've been so long ago. And they phrauded the Vatican AND Bell. That's beautiful.
 
2013-03-20 12:06:15 PM  
The Vatican's phone system may be a bit antiquated if they can't see where the call is originating from in-house.
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2013-03-20 12:11:37 PM  
Hmm, April 1 is fast approaching. I wonder what pranks he'll pull for April Fool's Day.
 
2013-03-20 12:13:46 PM  
I'd like to have a beer with this guy.  No nightcap though.
 
2013-03-20 12:14:58 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Perhaps it would be better if you bill me for the flowers, I'm sure it'll be all right with your boss... Well, I don't know if you recognize my voice, but this is the President... Of the United States!... Hello?


Damn you!
 
2013-03-20 12:15:26 PM  
Didn't the Pope steal the idea for this from Air Force One?  I'm pretty sure that's a sin, Pope.
 
2013-03-20 12:15:49 PM  
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/hot
 
2013-03-20 12:21:29 PM  

sure haven't: I know hurr durr abuse, but this:
"May god forgive you for choosing me"

And all the other down to earth things this guy does gives me hope that he'll turn things around.


He also opted for his ring of office to be gold-plated instead of the customary solid gold.

I like this guy.
 
2013-03-20 12:21:45 PM  

pkellmey: Hmm, April 1 is fast approaching. I wonder what pranks he'll pull for April Fool's Day.


Apparently he's got a real knee-slapper planned where he declares a 24-hour general Plenary indulgence for all Catholics because it is the day after Easter, and then just before midnight when everyone's nearly exhausted from a day of sin-free debauchery, he'll go "sike, April fool's"  and have his priests all hand out double the Hail Mary's at confession the next day
 
2013-03-20 12:22:47 PM  
"Mr Napoleon, we've got to talk to Ratzy"
 
2013-03-20 12:23:57 PM  

NeoCortex42: sure haven't: I know hurr durr abuse, but this:
"May god forgive you for choosing me"

And all the other down to earth things this guy does gives me hope that he'll turn things around.

He also opted for his ring of office to be gold-plated instead of the customary solid gold.

I like this guy.


He wore black shoes instead of red shoes

I like this guy
 
2013-03-20 12:24:08 PM  
I hope to see him get rid of that solid-gold scepter/cross thingy and sport an old wooden shepherd's crook.
 
2013-03-20 12:24:34 PM  
Pope PR stunt du jour.  Forgot about those child molesters yet?  No?  Well stay tuned for tomorrow's stunt.
 
2013-03-20 12:24:40 PM  
The Vatican operator is gonna get shiat for WEEEEEKS about this. At least he didn't hang up a few times or something.
 
2013-03-20 12:26:38 PM  

Magorn: pkellmey: Hmm, April 1 is fast approaching. I wonder what pranks he'll pull for April Fool's Day.

Apparently he's got a real knee-slapper planned where he declares a 24-hour general Plenary indulgence for all Catholics because it is the day after Easter, and then just before midnight when everyone's nearly exhausted from a day of sin-free debauchery, he'll go "sike, April fool's"  and have his priests all hand out double the Hail Mary's at confession the next day


PLENARY INDUGENCES DON'T WORK THAT WAY!
 
2013-03-20 12:27:17 PM  

NeoCortex42: sure haven't: I know hurr durr abuse, but this:
"May god forgive you for choosing me"

And all the other down to earth things this guy does gives me hope that he'll turn things around.

He also opted for his ring of office to be gold-plated instead of the customary solid gold.

I like this guy.


There's a movie from the 1960's starring Anthony Quinn called Shoes of the Fisherman about this super humble cardinal who is unexpectedly elected pope who, among other things, starts selling off the Vatican's treasure to feed the world's poor.   A lot of older Catholics are suddenly bringing that movie up in connection with this guy (also worth knowing: his "pectoral cross" the big-ass one bishops where around thier necks as a sign of office, is also pewter rather than the tradition gem-encrusted gold or silver-which is cool, but does leave him vulnerable to vampire attacks)
 
2013-03-20 12:34:21 PM  

red5ish: The Vatican's phone system may be a bit antiquated if they can't see where the call is originating from in-house.
[img716.imageshack.us image 250x200]


The call is coming from INSIDE the house!
 
2013-03-20 12:41:54 PM  
Since I am browsing Fark from a PC without Adblock on Firefox, something called Dealspy highlighted Pope Francis, and it links to this.

Quite amusing.
 
2013-03-20 12:43:36 PM  
img3.buyincoins.com
 
2013-03-20 12:44:50 PM  
Yes, this is Pope.
 
2013-03-20 12:46:00 PM  

Two16: Man they're really pushing the whole He's-O-So-Humble narrative.

 
2013-03-20 12:46:41 PM  
Oh filly me boney belly dominus, forbiscum belly sellies all his dominoes.
 
2013-03-20 12:46:43 PM  
The number on the matchbook is old and faded.
 
2013-03-20 12:46:45 PM  
Yes, this is Pope.

///I know, I know.
 
2013-03-20 12:47:25 PM  

LDM90: Yes, this is Pope.


Awww barnacles.  That's what I get for reading, then posting.
 
2013-03-20 12:50:52 PM  

sure haven't: I know hurr durr abuse, but this:
"May god forgive you for choosing me"

And all the other down to earth things this guy does gives me hope that he'll turn things around.


Dude...the man has only officially been Pope since yesterday. I think that he is amping up
for some major changes. In his first mass as Pope, he admonished the cardinals that the
Church needed to man up and protect "the poorest and the weakest" among us.

I am hopeful that he will do what should have been done long ago - publicly acknowledge
what happened and the Church's role in the cover-up and then defrock all of the monsters
that preyed on the children in their parishes and turn them over to the authorities.

Maybe I am naive where the Church is concerned. Maybe they will never air that particular
batch of dirty laundry no matter who is Pope. I hope not. I hope.
 
2013-03-20 12:50:59 PM  
I believe it. New bosses always fark things up.
 
2013-03-20 12:53:18 PM  

NeoCortex42: sure haven't: I know hurr durr abuse, but this:
"May god forgive you for choosing me"

And all the other down to earth things this guy does gives me hope that he'll turn things around.

He also opted for his ring of office to be gold-plated instead of the customary solid gold.

I like this guy.


Not only that, the ring is secondhand, not custom crafted for him as they were for his
predecessors.

He also continues to wear the simple iron cross that he wore as a cardinal.
 
2013-03-20 01:00:05 PM  

LDM90: Yes, this is Pope.


Lack skillz/time.  But here is oh so exploitable sauce.

www.odt.co.nz

 
2013-03-20 01:01:22 PM  

digitalrain: sure haven't: I know hurr durr abuse, but this:
"May god forgive you for choosing me"

And all the other down to earth things this guy does gives me hope that he'll turn things around.

Dude...the man has only officially been Pope since yesterday. I think that he is amping up
for some major changes. In his first mass as Pope, he admonished the cardinals that the
Church needed to man up and protect "the poorest and the weakest" among us.

I am hopeful that he will do what should have been done long ago - publicly acknowledge
what happened and the Church's role in the cover-up and then defrock all of the monsters
that preyed on the children in their parishes and turn them over to the authorities.

Maybe I am naive where the Church is concerned. Maybe they will never air that particular
batch of dirty laundry no matter who is Pope. I hope not. I hope.


In a pre-conclave thread about the possible papal contenders, a farker opined that "If a Jesuit becomes pope, he'll not only not continue the cover-up but start hanging pedophile priests from the lampposts in Rome"

_here's sincely hoping that farker proves to be a prophet.
 
2013-03-20 01:08:21 PM  
 
2013-03-20 01:09:07 PM  

belhade: I hope to see him get rid of that solid-gold scepter/cross thingy and sport an old wooden shepherd's crook.


If I was pope:

www.collecttolkien.com

But I am pretty far down on the list, so that probably won't happen.
 
2013-03-20 01:10:04 PM  
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He looks like Bluth senior if you ask me.
 
2013-03-20 01:12:29 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Answers his own phone. Must be a closet Unitarian.

/not obscure on Fark


Well, since nobody else has gotten to it, no, M*A*S*H is not obscure on Fark.

At least, I didn't THINK it was.
 
2013-03-20 01:13:14 PM  

Car_Ramrod: [img62.imageshack.us image 480x360]

Perhaps it would be better if you bill me for the flowers, I'm sure it'll be all right with your boss... Well, I don't know if you recognize my voice, but this is the President... Of the United States!... Hello?


First thing I thought of, well done.

Actually, it was a different scene from the same film.  "Hello, how do I get an outside lin- *dial tone* Oh okay."
 
2013-03-20 01:30:25 PM  
"Wow... he didn't activly cover up a child-rape today.  I like this pope!"
 
2013-03-20 01:35:54 PM  

red5ish: The Vatican's phone system may be a bit antiquated if they can't see where the call is originating from in-house.
[img716.imageshack.us image 250x200]


The article says that usually it's the Pope's secretary that sets up calls like that.  Operator probably thought it was that guy instead.
 
2013-03-20 01:45:23 PM  
Old man is set in his ways and continues to like the familiar things that he's used to.

If you pulled me out of my life and moved me into a job and a home in a foreign place I'd like whatever bits of my old life I could cling to, too.

Let's see him really do things that matter and let's see him have the courage to not only make a real difference in the sex abuse scandal, but also move the church into the 20th Century on other matters where it has done real damage to real people (women, gay equality, condoms/birth control). THEN I will cheer a little for him.

Let's not pretend he gets a pass on things that matter just because he maintains the personal habits that he's used to.
 
2013-03-20 01:47:44 PM  

Two16: Man they're really pushing the whole He's-O-So-Humble narrative.


Well, compared to most bishops and pretty much every other Pope you've ever read about, I think it's because they're shocked. Seriously, when was the last time you heard of an archbishop cooking his own meals or riding the bus... or, as the NYT reported today, pragmatically advocating civil unions because they believe that gay rights are human rights even though their religion forbids them from advocating gay marriage? Most bishops are incapable of making that logical leap to a compromise for the sake of human rights--it's a massive leap forward for the Catholic church that could get other churches to follow, and something that I am all for if it gets my fellow Christians to stop being assholes in the name of "GAWD" (who, no doubt, is sitting there facepalming, wondering how they could miss the many times it's written 'do not judge').

A Pope who rides a bus and such is unheard of. They shocked because none of us has ever seen it in our lifetime. Give it time.
 
2013-03-20 01:51:12 PM  
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"Yeah, and I'm-a da pope."
 
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