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scared of you.

or evil Jedi?

You decide.

nota bene: I doubt that anybody @ yahoo images doctored this image; I'm hotlinking theirs.

My 'thanks' to conditor_maloru for showing me this terrifying zombie pope from beyond the grave.
  • did you not see this? hee hee. I keep wondering how much longer before someone yanks the photo.
  • (no subject) -
    • 'Where can I learn of these rituals of peine dure et fort?'

      'not from a Jesuit.'
  • He looks EXACTLY like Emperor Palpatine.
  • God, that is one creepy picture. it rivals Francis Bacon...
  • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Mommy! The bad pontiff's scaring me again!
  • Eek. That's a creepy, creepy picture. Resident Evil Pope or something. :P
  • Someone said exactly the same thing on my geek email list (geekgratification@yahoogroups.com) within half on hour of his picture hitting the news sites. It's really quite a striking resemblance.
  • Give him a few years....

    sorry the picture is not working here is the pope in 10+ years-
    http://amouch1.club.fr/starwars/images/palpatine.jpg


    What is scary is that the emperor looks like an older pope.
  • o tempora, o horae subsecivae

    I all the time these days get my first look at newsworthy people via some image hack or other.
  • titlecharacter wrote this...

    Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 03:25 am


    Papal reboot


    VATICAN CITY (Reuters): As Pope Benedict XVI's first major act as Pontiff, the Vatican will initiate the long-anticipated "Papal reboot" process. Some popes will be recreated; others will be dropped entirely.

    In a press conference Wednesday morning, Papal spokesman Fr. Anthony del Rico said that "Many people want to get into Catholicism, but 2000 years of back content makes that a very intimidating process. In addition, we're hoping to renew the Papal line for a new generation."

    Under the plan, detailed on the Vatican's website, Benedict XVI will be the last Benedict in the current version of the papcy. After his death, according to Fr. del Rico, "We're starting over from scratch - Benedict I, all over again." The plan currently calls for the 23 Johns to be scaled down to 5 or even fewer; the Clements and Leos will be eliminated, and the Vatican will finally bow to pressure to remove Pius entirely. "Paul is definitely sticking around as a name and basic character," Fr. del Rico said, "but the new Paul will be a troubled Nigerian boy with the power to command lightning. We wanted to show a little more diversity in the papacy to reflect the Church's membership."

    Among the most controversial moves, however, is likely to be the replacement of Innocents I-VII with a villainous cyborg called Guilty-XXI, while VIII-XIII will be relaunched as a teenage girl from an alternate dimension in which the Cold War never ended. Her miraculous abilities are being kept tightly under wraps by the Vatican, leading to conjecture from some religoius scholars that her appearance may be central to the plot of the relaunch.

    The fates of the Urbans, Gregorys, and Clements are still undecided, but the Vatican has hinted that they may see a totally seperate 'spinoff' papcy centered around exorcism and demon-hunting. Adrians II-VI are not expected to return, but the very popular Adrian I may be brought back as comic relief in one or more of the papacies.

    In addition, while Sixtus will not be returning to the Papal line after its reboot, most of the Sixtuses will be featured in a film adaptation of the papacy, tenatively titled Infallible, planned for release immediately after Benedict XVI's demise. "When the Holy Father passes, let me tell you, it will be a media event people will talk about for years," Fr. del Rico said. "We're hoping to shake up the theological world and regain our position at the head of the religious pack. And we will, no matter what gimmicks the Protestants think up."

    EDIT: Wow. Seems a lot of people are enjoying this. Which, since this is the first creative writing I've done in *months*, is tremendously affirming. As a result, I've decided to launch a writing blog; aim your browser at killingcupid.org. The first post is this one, but rest assured, there will be more content, and not just tossed off in ten minutes like "Papal reboot" was.
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