Caption Contest: Pope and Circus Folk By Tim Capps January 28, 2016 Add your caption to the Pope's meeting of circus folk and perhaps win. The Bear was snubbed, despite being the most famous Catholic circus performer in the world. Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email Comments Marcel GhostJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:47 AMThis comment has been removed by the author.ReplyDeleteRepliesorate fratmanJanuary 28, 2016 at 11:54 AMWooooHooooo!!! You get a fratman gold star!DeleteReplyLiam RonanJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:56 AM"Poor Holy Father! We must pray very much for him." - Blessed Jacinta MartoReplyDeleteRepliesSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:52 AMTrue. I plead irreversible bearishness.DeleteSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 10:03 AMAnd Your Honor will be familiar with the legal concept of "invited error." Besides, the Bear doesn't see anything mean here. And he does pray for the Holy Father, even if it is speedy delivery from his errors through his conversion.DeleteLiam RonanJanuary 28, 2016 at 11:11 AMLook, Bear, I really don't see anything mean here either. You posted a Rorschach test that's all. I know that invited error is not entertained by the appellate court.DeleteSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 11:37 AMMore like a Catholic Thematic Apperception Test. "Tell me a story about this picture.""The man in white has just liberated the fairies from the evil Dragon. They are grateful."DeleteLiam RonanJanuary 28, 2016 at 2:06 PMThematic Apperception Test it is, Bear. I stand corrected. I recall being exposed to these when I was seriously considering a major in abnormal psychology as an undergrad. Police with German shepherds on leashes, tearful faces, etc. Too much touchy-feely material in psychology for my tastes. One step below the post-grad Miller Analogy Tests. Why look at photos of cops when you could work with them?Long time since my LSATs. I've lost a step I fear.DeleteReplySandpiperJanuary 28, 2016 at 8:38 AMHoly Father, we respectfully submit that our little three ring circus can't compete with your Traveling Megalomania Off-the-Cuff Stratospheric Extravaganza and Vatican Gaia Light Show. ReplyDeleteTwosunrunJanuary 28, 2016 at 8:59 AMSo tonight we bring in the light show, free admission for Muslims, 10 cent Laudato Sii programs, and of course I'll open with the old fiddle routine...and Dolan, I want a parade.ReplyDeleteRepliesSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:50 PMVery clever and funny.DeleteReplySt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:19 AMLOL -- you guys are good.ReplyDeleteSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:55 AMWhere's my clown nose? I knew I forgot something.ReplyDeletethetimmanJanuary 28, 2016 at 10:07 AMHi, Pope! Nice Mass!ReplyDeleteRepliesSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:49 PMGood.DeleteReplynancy vJanuary 28, 2016 at 11:01 AM"Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters".ReplyDeleteSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 11:39 AMSweden. Halloween 2016.ReplyDeleteFr. Daniel BeckerJanuary 28, 2016 at 1:46 PMPope and circus tentsReplyDeleteSheep 1January 28, 2016 at 2:16 PM"I know;I run a circus myself."ReplyDeleteRepliesSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:48 PMIndeed.DeleteReplyFr. Daniel BeckerJanuary 28, 2016 at 3:13 PMSynod in the clownsReplyDeleteRepliesSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 4:50 PMPretty good...DeleteReplyAnne MarieJanuary 28, 2016 at 4:25 PM"OK, everybody, we are all going to the Casa Santa Marta in my Ford Focus."ReplyDeleteElizabethJanuary 28, 2016 at 4:33 PMBear (though not a circus bear) meets with Pope Francis: http://www.eyeofthetiber.com/2016/01/28/bear-from-the-revenant-has-private-meeting-with-pope-francis/Elizabeth RReplyDeleteRepliesLiam RonanJanuary 28, 2016 at 5:30 PMYou wonder aloud if the Pope would me a (real) Bear like you? I am certain he would not scruple to do so. He does; however, have a certain prejudice (if not predilection) for reptiles. Careful.DeleteSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 5:45 PMFirst of all, that's not a real Bear, but a CGI Bear. It's all trickery! Obviously St. Corbinian's Bear is having its effect. Enough that the Pope feels he must pose with a fake Bear to convince the world that the Bears are behind him. So, he brings in some big celebrity Bear who's not even real. That's fine. The Bear's audience knows the truth.DeleteSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 5:49 PMThe Bear would never make it through the security screening. In fact, the Bear never makes it through any security screening. Just appearing in federal court usually entailed being shot. You would think they would eventually learn, but what can I say? Feds...DeleteLiam RonanJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:15 PMSome of my best friends are Feds, Bear.DeleteSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:22 PMDon't worry, Your Honor. I won't hold it against you. Sometimes judge's perceptions and defense counsel's diverge a bit.DeleteLiam RonanJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:21 PMIt's gratifying to see you still prowl the US, Bear. If you do become a desperate man and have a hankering to hide in Honduras give me a shout. I can whistle up some lawyers, guns, and money for you. Well, with apologies to Warren Zevon, not guns so much though glo-sticks are still legal in Ireland.DeleteReplydebbiecsJanuary 28, 2016 at 6:12 PMMy children, Luther is going to be moved to the Vatican.ReplyDeleteSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:53 PMIt would be really tough to pick a winner. Are you going to make the Bear do it?ReplyDeletenancy vJanuary 29, 2016 at 9:13 AMWell, you allow it, I vote for "Pope and circus tents" and all the pomp that goes with it :)ReplyDeleteRepliesSt. Corbinian's BearJanuary 29, 2016 at 1:29 PMDid you review the Bear's novelette on Amazon? If so, thanks.Deletenancy vJanuary 30, 2016 at 5:07 PMYes, and I thank you for the reading pleasure/angst.DeleteReplyAllison LowJanuary 30, 2016 at 12:46 AMCaption: "You are a child of God so show Him who you are - yes, clowns and dancers, whatever your spirituality. Who am I to judge. We all COEXIST together as God reigns down His mercy without partiality."ReplyDeleteFr. Daniel BeckerJanuary 30, 2016 at 8:39 PMThe ephemerisphere anxiously awaits the contest results, wondering if the Bear is counting the votes with fuzzy math.ReplyDeleteAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Your comment will likely be posted after the Bear snuffles it. Please, no anonymous posts.