“Moneychangers: Report to the Temple”

popecologne1.jpg

WARNING: This post contains words and ideas some Catholics may consider objectionable. Tough. I’m a recovering Catholic and this is America. Readers’ Discretion is Advised.

Pope Benedict has come to America and, boy – do we need him now. The war continues to roll down its murderous path, our economy is spewing new levels of toilet matter, and Congress just doesn’t have anything to do since it finished grilling baseball players on steroid use. Just when you thought you might never laugh again, heeereres………. Benny!

Every Papal roadie hawks souvenirs, but this tour has inspired new depths of merchandising trash. The little Polish Pope (I forget his name) started the wave when his handlers got him to officially bless “Pope Soap on a Rope” -$9.99 – (“Imagine the possibilities!”) for his US tour in 1995. But that wet trinket was just the beginning. For this Papal tour, there’s enough glitzy crap to start a new Shoppers’ Club Channel.

The star of Benny’s first visit will be The Pope’s Cologne – a 2- ounce bottle in a gift box which sells for only $29.95. Here’s the ad copy:

“A truly extraordinary cologne with surprising freshness and notes of violet and citrus, The Pope’s Cologne is a classic Old World cologne made from the private formula of Pope Pius IX (1792- 1878). It uses the same essential oils that perfumers used 150 years ago to create its subtle, yet striking, fragrance.” Right.

Something stinks about all this.

####

Tags: ,

8 Responses to ““Moneychangers: Report to the Temple””

  1. Rich Gardner says:

    Seems like as soon as you found an organization to achieve something (like the RCC to convert the world), you have a problem. RCC, NAACP, GOP, NBA…I wonder, if the NRA had perfume, what would it smell like?

  2. amy says:

    But does it have that come hither effect on alter boys? heheh

  3. Rich Gardner says:

    I wasn’t going to go there.

  4. […] from the private formula of Pope Pius IX (1792- 1878). This complex, exclusive formula was … credit : […]

  5. […] “Moneychangers: Report to the Temple“A truly extraordinary cologne with surprising freshness and notes of violet and citrus, The Pope’s Cologne is a classic Old World cologne made from the private formula of Pope Pius IX (1792- 1878). This complex, exclusive formula was …Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion – http://www.presentationsunplugged.com/blog […]

  6. […] “Moneychangers: Report to the Temple“A truly extraordinary cologne with surprising freshness and notes of violet and citrus, The Pope’s Cologne is a classic Old World cologne made from the private formula of Pope Pius IX (1792- 1878). This complex, exclusive formula was …Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion – http://www.presentationsunplugged.com/blog […]

  7. Степан Aгарков says:

    Даа…. В этом блоге хоть комментаторы нормальные А то пишут обычно в комментарии ерунду всякую.

  8. Serega says:

    Да уж. Спасибо вам, что заставили задуматься 🙂

Leave a Reply