Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dude, Where's My Popemobile?

Before slowed by age and illness the previous Pope was known for his athletic pursuits including skiing. The current Bishop of Rome seems less fun-loving and active by several orders of magnitude, but that has not stopped the Archdiocese of New York from commemorating His Holiness' upcoming US visit with - wait for it - a Papal Skateboard Contest.

I only wish that I were either 20 years younger or my kids were ten years older so I could make proper sport of this. On the other hand it sort of stands on its own so I don't have to embarrass myself (further, in a different way) by making Keanu Reeves references when in fact the movie in question had Christian Slater in it. As KR might say, "Whoa."

h/t to the delightful proprietress of J-TWO-O

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will be sure to forward you the winning entry -- and a picture of the Pope shooting the half-pipe on the winning board (though I see him more as a holy roller-blader).