When the Pastor’s away, the DANGERMOUSE will…

Times have changed,
And we’ve often rewound the clock,
Since the Puritans got a shock,
When they landed on Plymouth Rock.
If today,
Any shock they should try to stem,
‘Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock would land on them.

In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking,
But now, God knows,
Anything Goes.

By way of Mulier Fortis we know what goes on in Black Fen when His Hermeneuticalness is away.

I toppi ballano, as we say in Roma.

Servers.  What next?

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11 Responses to When the Pastor’s away, the DANGERMOUSE will…

  1. Heheheheheh…

    No, Fr. Z, His Hermeneuticalness was present, though somewhat distracted with Sunday Mass, a First Holy Communion, two Baptisms and a blessing of an expectant mother…

    I did hear him muttering something about the socks, the temporary organist’s collection of ties and a bonfire…

    It is Jonathan, our Senior MC, who is away…

  2. I can’t believe His Hermeneuticalness was… how to put this.. there.

  3. GodsGadfly says:

    “Good show, Ol’ Chap!” “‘Ey Baroney!”
    That’s my kind of priest! I want those socks!!!
    “What’s that, DM?” “Why, it’s a clockwork mushroom!”
    “You’re caught . . . Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Three!”

  4. GodsGadfly says:

    Oh, I see that’s just a server, not a priest. Ah, well. He’ll make a good priest someday.

  5. AAJD says:

    Well at least his shoes are black and not huge clunky running shoes that one so often sees on the feet of altar servers…

  6. Making images of mice is Biblical!

    Okay, so it was what the Philistines did to apologize to God for stealing the Ark from Israel, and it was done because of plagues of mice, but still….

  7. GirlCanChant says:

    I don’t know which is more disturbing – that he would wear those socks in the first place, or that he would pose for a picture in them.

  8. mvhcpa says:

    GirlCanChant, I’ll assume you are being humorous, else I would have to say “lighten up!”

    Michael Val
    (who has to say DANGER MOUSE is “da bomb,” which is a small pun if you are familiar with the opening credits)!

  9. GodsGadfly says:

    Michael, do you remember the one where Baron Greenback steals the soundtrack? So after fretting on what to do, DM, Penfold and Col. K hum end credits, and then finish with “da da da da da da da da da da da! BANG!”

  10. GirlCanChant says:

    mvhcpa, no worries, tongue is firmly in cheek. I suppose I should be glad he is wearing socks at all; there are plenty of altar servers around these days (and even some priests!) who don’t seem to think they’re necessary.

  11. mvhcpa says:

    GodsGadfly, I certainly do remember that episode!

    GirlCanChant, Thank you for that clarification–some folks (many who comment here) are a little too full of themselves (me included sometimes)!

    Michael Val
    (who is glad that I am not the only Danger Mouse fan around)