Going through a collection of ‘photos of 2005’ during an idle moment at work the other day, a coworker and I found ourselves staring at an image of the pope lying in state. Taken apparently from the ‘mourner position’, the view goes right up the pope’s nose.
coworker: He doesn’t look like they preserved him very well.
me: That’s because he isn’t, they never embalm the pope, he goes out au natural.
coworker: Good grief, imagine the heat of a Roman summer and the stench of a rotting pope.
Since we’re on the topic:
I’ve been away too long to know, but what happened to the Pope table at Buca di Beppo?
Is the new guy now under glass?