First, Hot Air has a short take on Jay Leno’s warm-up patter. H.A. didn’t find the jokes very funny, but Gates of Vienna doesn’t get out much; we are easily amused. Be sure to take a look at the video and let us know your considered opinion. Want your own fatwa?
Meanwhile, TownHall has an amusing cartoon about the pope’s miter — i.e., that “funny hat” he wears.
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The cartoonist, H. Payne, has unwittingly stepped on an ants’ nest here: Benedict XVI’s coat of arms has an image of a miter instead of the usual papal tiara, much to the disgust of traditional heraldists. And he also has a picture of a Moor (a Muslim), whose identity is in question. If icons are your bag — they fascinate me — Wikipedia has a wonderfully detailed description of Benedict’s choices for his coat of arms.
Makes me think ‘twould be fun to invent my own. Everybody ought to have a coat of arms. The coming generation seems to be regressing to an earlier stage of history — illiteracy — so having a coat of arms would allow one to be identified. Much better than a national I.D. card, don’t you think?
(Hey, Baron, are you busy right now? I have an idea for an image… I promise, it won’t take you long. Yes, I know I’ve said that before, but honest, this one is easy as pie. See, all you have to do is…)
What would appear on your coat of arms?
As I was putting up the larger image of the Pope joke, I noticed another Jay Leno quote on the sidebar of the same page:
Jay Leno: “President Clinton is still very upset that ABC did not pull the movie. He wanted the movie pulled. If fact, he told them that he was thinking about changing his mind about appearing op the show ‘Wife Swap.’”
Notice that (as befits ex-presidents) Mr. Clinton is no longer center stage. For a man of his egotistical proportions (he can lift well over his size), being relegated to the sidebar must be akin to having entered Dante’s Purgatorio.
Meanwhile, laugh! It’s Friday after all… time to rejoice (because it’s not Monday — that’s why).