The Colonel

A tip of the biretta to Vincenzo for alerting us to this glimpse of Mel Gibson’s new movie!


(WARNING: Some scenes may be disturbing.)


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  1. Daniel Nekic says:


  2. John Enright says:

    Great job, Father! I love these types of humorous posts. It lightens my mood. Thanks.

  3. Dr. Eric says:

    That was funny!!! :-D

  4. Patrick says:

    That was great.

  5. Thomas says:


    Does anyone know what Mel’s doing next? I know he recently finished shooting a cop drama here in Boston.

    I’m still holding out hope for an Edmund Campion biopic or Benson’s COME RACK! COME ROPE!

  6. RichR says:

    I wish I hadn’t read the comments before I started the clip. That was funny.

  7. david says:

    i think it’s kind of stupid…and below Mel, considering some of the substantial and edifying work he has done in the past

  8. pb says:

    Mel does have a sense of humor. And he doesn’t take himself seriously.

  9. Mickey says:

    I was completely suckered….nice one, Mel (and Father :-)

  10. Luke says:

    Another devotional film, so soon?


  11. Dan says:

    So that’s what rich sedevacantists do in their spare time.

    Who said that?

  12. Chris says:

    God bless Mel!

  13. Tom says:

    I see Mel is still hard at work ingratiating himself to the PETA folks…

  14. Daniel K. says:

    Mel will stimulate sizzling doctrinal debates with his hermeneutic of Kentucky.

  15. AnnaTrad says:

    I’ll never be able to look at another bucket of chicken in the same way again.

  16. Finger lickin’ good!

    What a great laugh…thank you!

  17. Subvet says:

    So, was it extra crispy or regular?

  18. Andrew says:

    Ha, i was completely fooled!

    And extra funny for me, because in reality Col. Sanders was a member of my Fraternity. But I may like this version better…

  19. Athelstane says:

    “We’re gonna need a bigger bucket.”

  20. Irish says:

    I loved it. Sometimes the world needs a good laugh. (Watch Sullivan’s Travels, 1941)

  21. Father Totton says:

    I knew something was afoot as soon as I saw Mel with the outrageous mustache! It looked too comical to take him seriously. FWIW

  22. Lori Ehrman says:

    Guess where we are heading for lunch today? IT is FAT TUESDAY and I am sure the Colonel has what we are looking for.

  23. Eric says:

    (WARNING: Some scenes may be disturbing.)

    understatement of the year

  24. RBrown says:

    For those who don’t know, the plantation shown is the famous Oak Alley in Louisiana, now a B&B.

    I love fried Chicken and KFC (an frat bro once was Pres of the company)–but I think Popeye’s is far superior.

  25. So much passion. So much pain.

    I like the undertones of hope and survival, that we all can make it through such hardships as long as we don’t lose that which is most important to us… our “11th spice”.

  26. Ken says:

    Mel never disappoints me. This was fantastic.

    And, Dan, I’ll take a sedevacantist any day over the novus ordo. Oops, who said that?

  27. Amelia says:

    I have no clue what that was or why anybody would find it amusing. Weird television humor I guess. Never watch the stuff.

  28. Shzilio says:

    What the … ?


  29. supertradmom says:

    Anyone who takes a shot at KFC is ok by me. Isn’t the company owned by Pepsi Cola, one of the biggest supporters (big money) of Planned Parenthood?

  30. Guadalupe Guard says:

    Of course “PopeYes” is the bird of choice. And I think it is clear that Mr. Gibson in attacking KFC [not to be confused with KofC, or is it?] and therefore supporting PopeYes is signaling an impending rapprochement with the present pontificate.

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