Friday, April 22, 2005

22 April 2005: Email

I'm sure many of you know by now, but if you want, you can email the Pope.

Beyond the expected spam jokes (yes, we know he's going to get cheap Viagra offers) it seems a decent idea. After all, if we can email Tony Blair, George W. Bush and Rupert Oh-So-Lowe, whyever not? I suppose the only question is, what would you say in your PapalMail?

"What do you think of Gwen Stefani's recent album?"
"If you like Saints so much, why are we getting relegated? Pray, man, pray!"
"Any tips for who I should bet on to be the next Pope?"

But best of all is the entirely genuine email sent by breakfast show host Theresa Ross from Z88.3, who just revealed she's sent the Pope a mail containing the subject line:
"Is that you, Grandpa?"

Apparently, she just meant to say he looks a sweet old man. It never occurred to her that it might precipitate a huge investigation and scandal about a secret family the definitively-unmarried Pope may have begun at some point.

Be a laugh if it did, though.

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