Over at Deacon Kandra’s place there is some funny stuff about the Pope’s new car, an old Renault.
Earlier this week, the pope got a new set of wheels. And now CNS has collected some priceless reaction:
Leave it to the slapstick brothers, Tom and Ray, at Car Talk to have a field day with the news of Pope Francis’ recent present: a lovingly used 30 hp 1984 Renault 4.
As soon as the now-retired radio hosts heard the news, they went on Facebook and Twitter and let the witticisms and quips rip.
The Pope buys a 1984 Renault… Now there’s a man who believes in the power of prayer. http://yhoo.it/1e49GlK
But the best part was they let their fans join the fun with #PopesRenault and #VaticanMechanic:
- I always thought the Pope would drive a Christ-ler
- “Tu illam inundarunt” (Latin for “You flooded it”). [Spot the mistake?]
- The pope can easily handle a flooded engine. Even if it’s of Biblical proportions.
- He needs one of two bumper stickers. #1, God is my co-pilot. OR #2, My other car is the Pope Mobile.
- I haven’t seen car trouble like this since we tried to fit all the Apostles in one Accord.
- It’s either burning oil, or you’ve just been replaced.
- “A little black smoke is fine, just watch out for the white smoke”.
- If you see a lot of white smoke, it might mean it’s time to elect a new car.
- The black smoke means that a new car must still be chosen.
- Ashes to Ashes
Dust to Dust.
If not for Renault
Our tools would rust.
- Look the Vatican acquired a new relic.
- “The Spiritus Sancti made manifold…”
- Last Rides, anyone? (Extreme disfUnction)
Go see the rest there.
Remember my solution for the Pope’s intra Vatican conveyance?
Enough of this Renault stuff. Enough with the half measures.
When Pope Francis really gets serious about this and decides to get around on the cheap, he could adopt what is also the greenest shuttle solution of them all!
I’d love to see one of my bumper stickers on the back of the Renault. Heck.. on the back of the sedia. Which one would be best to send?