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  1. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    Umm, about all those cases of Fanta, it’s not that I don’t like it, but, they’re sort of in the way now.

  2. The Masked Chicken says:

    I have a stupid question. How does this Twitter thing work? Is there a number to dial-up or a text number or what? I appreciate the cultural significance, but I don’t text, so I never had the opportunity to use it. I am sooo glad that Twitter did not exist in 1st-century Palestine. The disciples on the road to Emmaus would never have had to run back to tell the disciples. They could have just tweeted and Mary Magdeline, instead of being the, “Apostle to the Apostles,” would have been the, “Tweeter to the Tweets,” or something. How sad would it have been to get a tweet from Jesus after He rose from the dead. Some things are, still, best done in person.

  3. LarryW2LJ says:


    Twitter is “done” by opening an account and then “Tweeting”. This is usually done through an application on a smartphone, cellphone, tablet, or iPod or some such device. It can also be done via your Internet Browser by going to twitter.com – setting up your account and then “going to town” as it were.

    If you have an older flip phone or other non-smartphone, you can text through to Twitter via standard text messages.

  4. rhhenry says:

    “Yes, I will keep an eye out for the stacked WDTPRS tweets. What day of the week are they again?”

  5. RichR says:

    Yah, unt I know zat you neet to jiggle zee handle on zat toilet in zee Papal Office. Eet ees such an embarrassment durink ad lumina visits.

  6. StJude says:

    Ha. thats funny.

    Chicken.. if you get on twitter, let us all know your handle so we can follow you.

  7. APX says:


    I believe that it was because of the non-existence of of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, or the internet that Jesus specifically chose women to spread the good news- He wanted it spread ASAP, and knew women had been gifted with such abilities.

  8. The Masked Chicken says:

    “Jesus specifically chose women to spread the good news- He wanted it spread ASAP, and knew women had been gifted with such abilities.

    Ah, yes, the gift of gossip…

    (I know I’m gonna catch it for that one :) )

    The Chicken

    P. S. A Chicken tweeting would be a painful thing. Let me just get it over with…

    “Got up, this morning. Ate some bird seed. Avoided butcher. Discovered a truly remarkable proof of the Riemann Hypothesis. Takes 141 words.”

  9. The Masked Chicken says:

    For the pedantic in the crowd: 1 math character = 1 word.

  10. Laura98 says:

    LOL – That’s funny!

  11. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    Masked Chicken: Speaking of getting in trouble, oh, what the heck. I love that Gospel passage because it reports (as the Gospel does so often) how many times the first disciples/Apostles got the message wrong!

    Did Mary run back to Peter and say “He rose!” No. Does she run back and say “The tomb is empty!” Not really. Instead she runs back and says “They have taken him and we don’t know they put him!”

    Now, of course, “they” had NOT “taken him” and had NOT “laid him” anywhere. Mary looked at the scene, jumped to all of those wrong conclusions, and reported them as if that were the case. But does the Gospel edit that little detail out? No. It reports her words honestly, because that is what happened. It really adds cred to the Gospel, I think, to admit, How often we all get the message of Christ wrong.

    Now, back to jokes:

    On second thought, let’s leave the Fanta there, and folks who want one can can ante up a euro. The free lunch ain’t free anymore.

  12. Imrahil says:

    Dear @Chicken,

    Discovered a truly remarkable proof of the Riemann Hypothesis

    for which, nevertheless, the wall of the henhouse is too small, I guess?

  13. sawdustmick says:

    Francis – feed my cats !

  14. OrthodoxChick says:

    B16: The password is: Popes’R’us.

  15. ckdexterhaven says:

    The password is: Be Sure To Drink Your Ovaltine

  16. Dr. Eric says:

    Ach! You sank mein Battleship!

  17. Dr. Eric says:

    And now a Pope Francis one:

    Beeshop to Queen’s Four.

  18. OrthodoxChick says:

    Wow, this thread could not have been times much better. Just got my first tweet from the Holy Father @Pontifex. It says, “God loves us. We must not be afraid to love him. The faith is professed with the lips and with the heart, through works and through love.”

  19. pelerin says:

    Pope Francis: Right – it’s time to open the picnic basket.

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