Sunday, April 20, 2008

Holy See And Be Seen!

So, The Pope was making the rounds of NYC today. He started the day with a ceremony at Ground Zero and then moved on to host a Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium. Without exception, every local broadcast station here, preempted all of their programming and covered the events without commercial interruption. Obviously, my plan to veg out in front of the TV today was thrown a Monkey Wrench.

I realize that there are a whole lot of Catholics here who were probably thrilled to be able to watch it all, so I'm not really complaining. But I do have it on good authority that since The Big Guy was out of town, Vatican TV has been running a Buffy The Vampire Slayer Marathon.


Random Michelle K said...

I actually know how you feel. One reason I was outside gardening so early yesterday is because my grandmother has been watching coverage of the pope since he got here.

As I don't like TV anyway, all pope all the time was more than enough to drive me either into the basement or out of the house.

Because it makes her happy, and it's only a couple days, I can suck it up. Even if I come here and whine just a tiny bit. ;)

Nathan said...

You come here and whine any time you like. And I started reading a pretty good new book today, so it didn't really shake me out of my sloth.

Random Michelle K said...

What'd you start reading? On your recommendation I have Blood Engines up next.

So it'd better be good!

Nathan said...

1. I started Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.

2. If you don't love Blood Engines...well I don't know what exactly, but it'll tell me something about you that I don't want to know.


Random Michelle K said...

Nathan, have you looked at some of the books I review on my site?

I figure my taste is already suspect from that. :)

But as I adore supernatural fantasy (see above suspect taste) I have high hopes. AND Michael already asked if I was done reading it, which also bodes well (though he also likes supernatural fantasy [more suspect taste(damnit! I needed something else parenthetical!)])

Anne C. said...

Hee! Nathan, I love your last line. Brings a lovely image to mind of cardinals doing a fist pump when Buffy stakes another vampire. :)

Nathan said...

Actually, the last line was what made me think of posting anything...I just had to figure out how to get there.

Following that, I was a little proud of the headline. Maybe I can get a job with the NY Post. "Headless Body Found In Topless Bar" is their most famous.

Steve Buchheit said...

See, I would think it would be something like Highway to Heaven reruns. Just to confuse things.

But my money is on Will & Grace.

kimby said...

When i called to talk to my Grandmother yesterday, she was giggling like a teenager...she was watching the Pope (as she had been doing all week) and our conversation kept being interrupted with comments like.."oh,he is getting into his Pope mobile"...or.."Look at him..he just looks wonderful."
Mental not call Gramma when Pope is on is just too creepy.

Random Michelle K said...


I know *exactly* what you are talking about!

Eric said...

Nathan, I'm afraid you were misinformed. Vatican TV adopted "All Pope, All The Time" as their slogan in 2003, so the famous Buffy viewer choice marathons are a thing of the past (anyway, everyone knew "Hush" was going to be number one, except that one year that "The Zeppo" somehow pulled an upset--great episode, but I think the voting was rigged somehow; there was a lot of talk about this over on the VTV boards).

So yeah, this year VTV ran a bunch of Pope reruns and a live broadcast of the running of the Papal Bulls.