Tuesday, February 12, 2013

a funny thing happened on the way to the vatican...

Now that Benny Ratzinger is getting forced off the papal throne because he was an indispensable cog in a sex abuse conspiracy, we're all wondering who his successor will be.

I don't care who it is, as long as he takes the name Hilarius II.

It's been 598 since a pope abdicated, but it's been 1,545 years since we had a Pope Hilarius, and it's about time.

Our thanks to upyernoz (with a rubber hose) for providing this perfect papal priceless factoid.

Illustration: Woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.

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