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Who Says Materialism Is a Bad Thing?

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It's from Tiffany, dahling

From National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Corner:

Observation: The last time I've seen as many smiling people as I saw at Tiffany's earlier this afternoon, I was at St. Peter's in Rome in the spring.

I doubt this is what she meant, but here's my conclusion: Why go for Catholicism when Tiffany's can make you just as happy? Perhaps Diamonds ? Jesus.

Discuss.

This interesting data point also raises the question of what Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is really venerating in this photo.

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  1. Nice jewelry for a straight guy, You Holiness.

  2. This is one of those idiotic posts that the conservative bloggers make that implies “See the economy is great, its never been better! George W. Bush = BEST PRESIDENT EVER”.

  3. Are there any photos of Pope Benedict that don’t have that unnerving sunken-eye look?

  4. Discuss

    My explanation? I shit things with a higher IQ than KJL.

  5. I love this photo of the pope. “Kiss the ring, BITCH!!!”

  6. Apparently the Pope has yet to reject materialism. Imagine how many mouths he could feed if the Pope chose to live like a monk?

  7. This is a biggie! This calls for the old Billy Baroo papal ring. Don’t let me down Billy!

  8. I take it she wasn’t in a Tiffany’s full of same-sex couples picking out rings…

  9. As they would take millions of years to form and the Earth is only 6,000-8,000 years old, diamonds are clearly a trick from the Devil.

  10. Good point Ashley. This brings up a question in my mind. Will Ben Stein’s next movie focus on the debate in the scientific community about the Earth Revolving around the sun and the brave and brilliant scientists who are laughed at because they have evidence that it does not?

  11. I once tryed to buy being ordained Pope from one of those internet cults that will ordain you if you send them $20. They would ordain you pretty much any title(cardinal,Shaman, High Priest,Medicine Man, pastor,)but not Pope.

    I wanted my drivers license to say Pope Travis X on it. So the next time a cop gave me a ticket I could excommunicate him.

  12. I wonder if the Pope ever feels like telling someone to kiss his ass.

    Only his confessor knows, I supppose.

  13. Travis, have you thought about becoming a Discorian Pope?

  14. Talking about Jesus doesn’t arouse envy in people, diamonds do.

  15. Kathryn Jean Lopez is the dumbest thing on the Internet. Why are you repeating what she says?

  16. Jon:

    Gay people don’t exchange rings, they exchange small children and then subsequently molest them while worshipping Satan and designing trendy clothes.

  17. “Kathryn Jean Lopez is the dumbest thing on the Internet.”

    Clearly you have never had the misfortune to witness a Yahoo Messenger chatroom.

  18. This thread should be like the bat signal for the poster known as Mad Max.

    and re:”Kathryn Jean Lopez is the dumbest thing on the Internet.”

    The internet is a mighty big place, son.

  19. “I wonder if the Pope ever feels like telling someone to kiss his ass. Only his confessor knows, I supppose.”

    Or perhaps his lover. One thing about barring married people from a job is that the chances a gay person will take that job increases greatly.

  20. “Kathryn Jean Lopez is the dumbest thing on the Internet.”

    Ahem, I present you with evidence to the contrary:
    http://www.timecube.com/

  21. This guy has to be the scariest looking pope ever…..if he really is a guy. He could be one of the crap people or something sinister.

    After a couple of thousand of years, you’d think The Church would have learned better PR.

    So if you don’t bow, is that an fast pass ticket to hell?

  22. May I remind you that Communists killed many millions.

    How’d I do?

  23. Waterhouse | July 30, 2008, 6:22pm | #

    Are there any photos of Pope Benedict that don’t have that unnerving sunken-eye look?

    He was more youthful looking during his part in Star Wars III, although the movie was really gay. BUT! Warning = Popes can apparently shoot lightning from their fingertips. Recommendation = never fuck with a Pope.

    Perhaps Diamonds ? Jesus.

    Hold on, I’ll check

    ” = IF(C3″Diamond”,D3″Bling”>E3″Son of God”:”0″=”Angels on Head of Pin”,F3″Welcome to 4th Circle of Hell”) THEN(FIND”‘KINGJAMESBIBLE!A1:ZZ6000000’)”

    Hmm. Thats weird. 2:26?

    Ecclesiastes 2:26
    To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

    Fucking ChristianExcel plugins

  24. Schizophrenia saves the day again.

  25. “Travis, have you thought about becoming a Discorian Pope?”

    No, I’m not familar with that.

    My calling to serve the Lord passed after the Iowa Department of Transportation refused to put Reverend on several of my ordained friends drivers licenses.

  26. Kathryn Jean Lopez is the dumbest thing on the Internet. Why are you repeating what she says?

    That’s a pretty informative post from a dead guy. Well played, zombie Clash singer.

  27. http://www.timecube.com/

    Yahoo, you are absolutely right! Lots of gems on that site:

    “**************************************************************************************

    “Why not the Time Cube?”
    The only reason is educated stupidity.
    *********************************************
    I have demonstrated absolute irrefutable
    proof of 4 simultaneous 24 hour days with
    in a single rotation of Earth. No other man
    or god can claim such Truth manifestation.
    The academic brainwashed mind is corrupt
    and can’t comprehend Cubic magnificence. “

  28. Perhaps Diamonds ? Jesus.

    Except Jesus is more affordable. You can fill your entire house or trailer with Jesus for the cost of one tiny diamond ring.

    Also, almost no one gains any emotional satisfaction from talking about how stupid “diamontards” are.

    Point: Jesus.

  29. “Kathryn Jean Lopez is the dumbest thing on the Internet.”

    I know nothing about her, but surely the “Comments” section of any YouTube posting is also a contender.

  30. Frankly, I can’t figure out the purpose of this article. Is it just so Kathy can make a cheap jab at religion?

  31. Not me, you! Message: Nancy Pelosi is a pathetic Papist. She’s already kissed Bush’s ass although she’d never admit it. I guess sucking major Benedick is just a matter of turning her Ma(n)ster over.

    What a c(o)unt(ess)!

  32. Computer > Diamonds > Good Hamburger > Jesus
    also
    Socrates > Nietzsche > Gandhi > Ayn Rand > Robert Nozick > Hume > Mike Gravel > Jingozian Marilyn Manson > Ron Paul > Jesus > Root > Bob Barr > Obama ? McCain > Bush > Stalin > Hitler > Laura Ingram

    for the record bob barr’s voting record of personal freedom is about as libertarian as Hitlers

  33. “Or perhaps his lover. One thing about barring married people from a job is that the chances a gay person will take that job increases greatly.”

    You forgot to add, ‘not that there’s anything wrong with that.’ Didn’t you?

  34. Bingo wrote: “Gay people don’t exchange rings, they exchange small children and then subsequently molest them while worshipping Satan and designing trendy clothes.”

    That was last week. The latest fashion is platinum cock rings (or clit pendants) with large diamonds set around a piece of consecrated eucharist wafer imprinted with a tiny pornographic image.

    Children are high-maintenance.

  35. “As they would take millions of years to form and the Earth is only 6,000-8,000 years old, diamonds are clearly a trick from the Devil.”

    I always thought they were a trick from the De Beers corporation played on women.

  36. I always thought they were a trick from the De Beers corporation played on women.

    I’m pretty sure the trick was on men.

  37. http://www.timecube.com/

    Nah, timecube dude is just crazy. KJL is stupid.

  38. The dumbest (and close to the funniest) thing on the internet is easily &Totse.

  39. I wonder if the Pope ever feels like telling someone to kiss his ass.

    There’s an old English music hall act where a character dressed as the pope reaches out his hand while turning his back and says “Kiss my ring.” With the right gestures and actions it’s pretty funny to see according to someone who saw it once.

  40. I know nothing about her, but surely the “Comments” section of any YouTube posting is also a contender.

    Indeed. A glance at the YouTube comments section provides a chilling indication of just how dumb most people are.

  41. Why not the Time Cube?”
    The only reason is educated stupidity.

    Educated Stupidity would be an awesome name for a blog.

  42. “Ser rico es malo” said Hugo Chavez, while wearing an armani suit and rolex watch…

    translation: “being rich is bad” or “it is bad to be rich”

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