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Sometimes just too Scandosotan for my own good [Mar. 25th, 2012|12:10 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I'm reading a history of the papacy, and I keep having two problems:

1. I keep thinking "Viterbo" is a misprint for "Ytterbo."
2. I keep forgetting that they named Tivoli Gardens after somewhere else, so whenever they mention the pope fleeing to Tivoli or proceeding to Tivoli or whatever, I picture him on the giant swings. Wheee!
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[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2012-03-25 05:12 pm (UTC)
Whee!

(Wouldn't his miter fly off, though? I guess maybe they have special straps or miter-glue for that sort of risk...)
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[User Picture]From: fidelioscabinet
2012-03-25 05:23 pm (UTC)
I think they have to park their murres before entering an amusement park. That's when they just wear the color-coded beanies.
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[User Picture]From: fidelioscabinet
2012-03-25 05:24 pm (UTC)
That should be 'mitres', damnyouautocorrect!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-03-25 06:34 pm (UTC)
No, the mitre is key to the mental image, I feel. Also the clerical robes flapping around their legs.
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2012-03-25 10:54 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of popes going to amusement parks having to check their arctic seabirds before they can enter.
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[User Picture]From: ethelmay
2012-03-26 04:59 am (UTC)
Miter-Titer, the adhesive recommended by Habemus Papam.
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[User Picture]From: pameladean
2012-03-25 05:33 pm (UTC)
Most recent Popes would have benefitted enormously by being made to swing on the giant swings at least once a month.

P.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-03-25 06:33 pm (UTC)
Several old-time ones also, and several more would have just liked it a lot.
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[User Picture]From: also_huey
2012-03-25 05:34 pm (UTC)
I keep thinking "Viterbo" is a misprint for "Ytterbo."

The Pope drives a late-60s Maserati? ...wait: what?
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