April 19, 2005
I know it's most likely tradition, but would it have killed someone to just walk outside every now and then and give an update on whether or not they selected a new pope? Or they could try some other things, perhaps -- fireworks, a laser light spectacular, put some chemical to make orange smoke, something. How bout a combination of all of 'em, with Dick Clark hosting the festivities? And hey, it could be like the US Election coverage, where every station has different results that they report. Yeah, that be great. "CBS News is projecting the old german guy to be the winner.", and FOX News would be all "FOX News is projecting George W. Bush to be the winner, as he is fantastic and can do no wrong." Yeah.
Anywho, the matter was settled (and fairly quickly apparently), I just think it's rediculous to have the news networks debate over what color smoke is coming out of a chimney.
April 02, 2005
RIP John Paul
I may not believe in your religion, but I do believe you were a great, loving man. The things you've done in your life have changed the world for the better.
I hope your loving followers who were bitching because you were unable to attend a few masses and wouldn't step down are happy now that you're dead :-p Seems like that's what they wanted. Good job guys. That's the Catholic spirit [/sarcasm]