Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Long Live the Pope

The Pope dies and, naturally, goes to heaven. He's met by the reception committee and, after a whirlwind tour is told that he can enjoy any of the myriad recreations available.

He decides that he wants to read all of the ancient original text of the Holy Scriptures, and spends the next eon or so learning the languages. After becoming a linguistics master, he sits down in the library and begins to pore over every version of the Bible, working back from the most recent "Easy Reading" to the original script.

All of a sudden there is a scream in the library. The angels come running to him, only to find the Pope huddled in a chair, crying to himself, and muttering, "An 'R'! They left out the 'R'”.

God takes him aside, offering comfort and asks him what the problem is. After collecting his wits, the Pope sobs again, "It's the letter 'R'... the word was supposed to be CELEBRATE"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is so funny, I nearly wet myself with laughter.

Foot Eater said...

It would work even better if 'celibate' was spelled 'celebate'.

Jupiter's Girl said...

FE, I thought of that too, but posted it anyway, knowing that some may overlook that little bitty fact. Jo did.

Jo, it doesn't matter - we know what was intended. I went to Catholic schools and thought the celibacy thing was weird and anti-nature.

Anonymous said...

An almost identical joke was posted in January... It was entitled 'Copying'. But I loved it anyway.

Jupiter's Girl said...

I should give a preamble to jokes -you may have read it before here. In fact, today's post seems like one with a name change from Tony Blair to GW. Shrug it off.