Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Turkey and Roasted Papas

Does anyone else find it humorous that the Pope visited Turkey right after Thanksgiving? I know, I know, it’s an American holiday and blah blah blah. But still. Now every time I read an article on the Pope’s visit, I get hungry (not to mention that when I took Spanish as a child, I always confused the word for Pope and the word for potato). So far, angry protests aside, he has yet to offend anyone; he only landed today, but that’s still long enough to insert papal foot in mouth. Both The Washington Post and the New York Times report a tense atmosphere in Turkey in anticipation of the Pope’s arrival. Against the Grain offers an extensive background on attitudes, from religious and secular groups alike, about Pope Benedict XVI. Just be aware of his possible pro-Catholic, right-leaning bias. For totally unbiased coverage, visit the official Vatican website, where you can find their press release on his trip.

More on the trip when something actually occurs, as opposed to endless speculation about what might possibly transpire considering the tense and hostile atmosphere of a controversial Pope.


Anonymous said...

Line of the day on this Turkey and Papas - Steven Colbert "I think they call that Turpopden"

So smart!

Anonymous said...

Now every time I read an article on the Pope’s visit, I get hungry

When you read about the Pope visiting Turkey, you get Hungary?