The Pope has too many videos on YouTube, if you ask me. It seems to be about three a day. If he wasn't so holy I might consider him to be a spammer. I might unsubscribe - there's only so much holiness I can take. One of his latest ones is puzzling. Pope: May Europe live according to its Christian roots. And there was me thinking Europe was older than Christianity. Shows what a chump I am. I thought the Greeks before the Romans really existed, and I thought that the Romans at the time of Christ's birth were an empire based in Rome, Italy, Europe, but they can't have been, because his holiness says Europe has Christian roots, so it can't have existed yet then. Anyway, I should check the rest of his website, shouldn't I?
Hmm. There's just three more links. The first, Presentation of the Message, is another YouTube video. That Pope is YouTube crazy. I wonder what he likes watching on it himself? Monster trucks is my guess. The second link The Message is a disappointment. Nothing to do with Grandmaster Flash, or even Melle Mel, but a ruddy 4 page PDF, with a button to email it to someone. I glanced at the message, it's not very exciting, a bold move. The content is like 'hey, these days there is technology, let's technopreach' or something.
The final link is partners, which list the partners. Presumably they're not the same sex, as he's not keen on that. My favourite partner is Radio Vaticana, because their website contains this:
So, is that a bunch of dead Popes hanging out together at the bottom there? If so that must be heaven. I wonder if the painter got into heaven to do it of it someone took a reference photo there and managed to get it to Earth? And who is the guy at the back in the suit? He looks quite menacing in this context. Have they absent-mindedly put the Vatican's secret Mr. Big in the picture? Sadly I couldn't find any trace of Jasper out of JSP on Radio Vaticana, I was hoping he had his own show. They do a podcast, but it failed to interest me. Probably my fault. But it's in Italian. I don't speak Italian. They're playing rather hard to get considering. But maybe I would object to the content, and they know I will be more amenable to them if I can't understand what they're saying. Hmm, hold on, I was just looking at the Italian version of the page, it's in English too. Numerous reportages on the life of the Church and the activities of the Holy See are available on the Website. You can listen to the Podcasts at your convenience, whenever and wherever you like. You can make your own palimpsest, select your favourite programmes, and enjoy a new flexibility in radio listening. Hmm. I've heard of a palimpsest, don't know what it is but I don't like the sound of it. I looked at the podcasts, I must say none of them appeal. They seem disproportionately attentive to Africa - of the five daily programmes available in podcast form one is in Kiswahili and one is English for Africa. That's nice, Africa has a lot of problems, presumably Radio Vaticana gives them the best possible advice on issues like how not to die of AIDS. Thank goodness someone cares.
that's all from me for now
see you around
Pop Song Of The Day: Fanfare (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)