Who ever said the Pope’s not a PR wizard and spin doctor rolled into one?
Under fire for his infamous condom remarks, and still reeling from the flak (and a good beating) he got for them from old Uncle JC himself, Pope Benedict XVI’s latest publicity stunt sees him trying to distract us with no less than an impressive attempt at imitating Marilyn Monroe’s most famous billowing skirt pose.
Just take a look – he’s almost got it perfect! Bend those knees in, cock your head to the left, shrug your shoulders a little, oh… and get a good smile going, Mr. Pope, and you’re practically there. We’ll overlook the skinny legs and other obvious differences – I mean Marilyn Monroe’s figure is no easy feat to pull off, especially for a man of your age – but ten points for effort!
And what about that lipstick signature, complete with sexy heart? Is the Pope trying to make us believe that he is embracing free love after all? Hippie Jesus must have given him a good talking to about the true meaning of ‘love thy neighbor’! Or maybe the Pope is just trying to complete his imitation of sex kitten Marilyn Monroe.
Well, you know what? You’re not fooling us old man! And even though you made us laugh, we’re still angry about those irresponsible condom remarks that will be costing more lives than we could ever count.
Anyway, allow me to make a most interesting final observation: only the bottom part of Pope Benedict’s robe is being blown up. Take a look at his sleeves – they are completely unperturbed.
I wonder how he did that. I mean Marilyn Monroe is obviously enjoying the air that is blowing up through the grille she is standing on and lifting her skirt, but there is no grille in the Pope’s photo. Is this evidence of the Holy Spirit at work? Who knows!