April 21, 2005

I wonder if Hell has WiFi

A Mr. Rogers Cadenhead noticed that Pope John Paul was probably not going to last very much longer and he picked out six names that he thought the new Pope might choose. (Benedict XVI, Clement XV, Innocent XIV, Leo XIV, Paul VII, Pius XIII) The funny thing is that all six of them were available as dot.COM domains so he went ahead and registered them all. His motives were actually really good -- in his words:
Update: A few news reports suggest that I might have popesquatted BenedictXVI.Com to sell it to pornographers. For the love of God, people, that's not going to happen. I will be running any plans I have for this domain by my own Catholic doctrinal enforcer, my never-miss-a-Sunday grandmother Rita.
Heh... Actually, he is in the process of contacting the Vatican to arrange for free transfer of the Domain over to their administration. In the meantime, he has http://www.benedictxvi.com pointing to a Charity that he likes: Modest Needs. In another update at his personal website, he does list Five Items he would like from the Vatican - not demands:
  • I. Three days, two nights at the Vatican hotel they built for the conclave.
  • II. One of those hats.
  • III. Complete absolution, no questions asked, for the third week of March 1987.
  • IV. A back-cover blurb from the Pope for the next edition of Movable Type 3 Bible Desktop Edition. But only if he uses the book to create his own weblog.
  • V. World peace.
Heh... Posted by DaveH at April 21, 2005 10:12 PM