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  1. Paul says:

    heh! This one ain’t gonna be pretty.


    (not a caption as much as a prediction)

  2. That’s right, suckers. Keep betting on when I’m gonna go . . .

  3. Hodink says:

    “Sure Bush 43, go ahead. Try on my papal cap. In exchange, maybe you could ask the band to play ‘Hail to the Chief’ for me.”

  4. Rodney Dill says:

    In a surprise announcement today ABC announced that they would be replacing John Madden on Monday Night Football with the Pope, citing a need for greater youth appeal and a more energetic delivery. When questioned on this announcement the Pontiff’s only response was “Lisa Guerrero? legs this tall and RRRRRrrrr….”

  5. Lasting Magic says:

    “I’ve got rhythm.
    Who could ask for anything more?”

  6. Chortle says:

    Reporter – “What did you think about the animal rights activists in Pamplona who stripped naked to protest the running of the bulls?”

    Pope – “Very cheeky.”

  7. O. F. Jay says:

    “I’m not dead YET! Hah!”

  8. You’re thinking, “Did he say five rosaries or six?” Go ahead punk, make my day.

  9. dan truly says:

    “I know I’m drooling, okay? We just got a new batch of nuns!” 🙂

  10. Kristopher says:

    After administering one too many blessings, the pontiff revealed today that his arm is now frozen permanently in a raised position. There has been no confirmation of reports that this has forced the Pope to bless everything that crosses his path.

  11. Melissa says:

    “Sold, to the man in the tall hat.”

  12. Timmer says:

    Don’t worry boys…the “private wrestling” lessons will continue as soon as things calm down in America.

  13. Rachel Edith says:

    Newcomer accepts accolades as he wins the World Series of Poker at Binions in Las Vegas. His prior experience was to play poker online 12 hours a day.

  14. Hermetic says:

    “Hellooo Ladies! I’ll see _you_ after Mass.”

  15. Rodney Dill says:

    “So what if the blogger community, in general, supports sodomy, gay marriage, and abortion….
    Bring ‘Em On!!!

  16. Rodney Dill says:

    Yao Ming bows down to kiss the Pope’s ring finger.
    (Oops!, forgot to pan back)

  17. Timmer says:

    GOOD NIGHT, Mrs. Calabash–wherever you are!

  18. Chortle says:

    “Did you hear that the Vatican is freezing flavored holy water and selling the product as ‘Popesicles’?

    The difference between me and your boss?
    I only expect you to kiss my ring.

    Well everybody, it’s been fun. Thank you and good night.”

  19. Rodney Dill says:

    “I’m Slim Shady, yes I’m the real Shady
    All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
    So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up,
    please stand up, please stand up?

    (Note: My daughter just won tickets to Eminem this coming week-end in Detroit. I’m not sure if congratulations or condolences are in order, but I had to enter this as a caption)

  20. 1942 says:

    Channeling Pope Pius XII

  21. Bouhaki says:

    “You’ll love my new Bobblehead Pope.
    Oh and remember, you can get the
    Pope-On-A-Rope-Soap for your bath.
    Go to”

  22. After three days of trying to hail a taxi from the balcony, His Holiness concluded that Islam was an unforgiveable heresy and signed the order authorizing a new round of Crusades.

  23. Hodink says:

    “Your Holiness, you’ll want to wave to Tucker Carlson on the right. And on the left is James Carville.”

  24. Brett says:

    SEPARATED AT BIRTH: HIS HOLINESS AND CHARLTON HESTON. (You decide who is actually depicted above. .. )

  25. Rodney Dill says:

    Finally tiring of the formal rigidity of the traditional Mass, the Holy Father attempts to start the Wave.

  26. Jeremiah says:

    I was like, good gracious Mass bodacious
    Rightacious, tryin to show grace and
    Lookin for the right time for Vatican 3 (you know)
    Lookin for the right time to change beliefs
    Then (um) I ain’t leavin (yet), please believin (um)
    Me and the rest of my heathens (please!)
    You know we all Righteous with reason
    Rome, roof top, birds I feedin (like Francis)
    No deceivin, nothin up my sleeve, no teasin

    I said…it’s gettin’ catholic here
    You betta’ say your ros(ary)

  27. Chortle says:

    “The vacation across the Pond went well. We pretended to be Canadian to be better accepted. We saw everything. The highlight, well, the highlight took place in the Vatican when Henry high-fived the Pope.”

  28. Norbizness says:

    “Dammit, I hate being the bishop in human chess. I haven’t moved in 2 hours!”

  29. Rachel Edith says:

    “Not to complain, but there are problems with playing on the Pope’s baseball team.
    The uniforms, for one.
    Having to play indoors for another.
    To say nothing about the Pope’s pitching.”