Why did the Bear go over the mountain? Why does the Bear write an ephemeris, and now, dabble in videos? We don't know. The song doesn't hold the answer to either question. Perhaps it is in the nature of Bears to go over mountains.
Yet the song ends on a note of futility. "And all that he could see was the other side of the mountain." As of this article, the Bear has been traveling up and down the same mountain for 1000 posts. Apparently, some people have liked them, for which the Bear is very grateful. The Bear is certain the more perceptive among you have noticed his narcissistic tendencies, and if no one liked his act he would become very dispirited.
A couple of days ago, Pope Francis said something off-the-cuff to some sisters about female deacons. The Bear knows what this is about, but didn't write anything about it because it's another Franciscan tar baby -- a waste of your time and mine. But here. Inside Pope Francis' Head: "I better throw these harridans a bone and escape with my skin before they Wicker Man me."
There aren't going to be female deacons, certainly not ordained ones. And even if there were, the Bear can't do anything about it.
Pope Francis vs. Kim Kardashian
The Bear must confess that he has no more interest in Pope Francis than Kim Kardashian. In fact, the Bear has a hard time distinguishing them, since both are annoying people who have an existential horror of going 24 hours without publicity.
Well, there is one thing. Kim Kardashian isn't trying to demolish the Church and driving the woodland creatures to distraction. Thanks for that, Kim. The Bear thinks he could be a fan.
Perhaps the Bear will find Kim Kardashian the next time he trudges over that same stupid mountain. Francis holds neither the Bear's attention nor any mysteries. There were never mysteries, just secrets and schemes. There is really not that much to Jorge Bergoglio. He's a left-wing Latin cleric who wants to buy the world a Coke by shaking down the evil northerners. He's a small man in a big office, like President Obama. Let's be honest. Any sensible Catholic is just running out the clock on him.
What People Want to Read About
Here are the top five posts in this ephemeris' history. Does the Bear consider them his best? Not remotely.
- In Cauda Venenum: The Pope's Homily. Easily the biggest post ever, thanks to being featured by Father Z .
- Voris to Bloggers: DROP DEAD: when Michael Voris suggested the only people having any business talking about the Church were theologically trained professional broadcasters with secular experience.
- Michael Voris: To the Left of Me, the Church of Nice, to the Right, the Reactionaries. Michael Voris occupies the precise center of balance of the Catholic Church.
- The Most Dangerous Man in the World. About "the elderly gentleman from Argentina."
- A Frank Talk About Papa. The Bear recognizes a fellow narcissistic personality.
Other Side, but Same Mountain
The Bear has to admit that his chief talent seems to be attacking people in an entertaining fashion. Not much of a surprise, that. No doubt he would have been a big hit in the Roman arena. The problem is he's been doing this for three years and has run out of victims. Believe the Bear, if he keeps attacking someone, that person is dead, dead, dead. Figuratively speaking, in this case. There's an old Bear saying: "When you've torn off all four, there aren't any more." Anyway, an old show Bear knows that three years is a long time for the same act.
The Bear once again finds himself on the other side of the mountain. He realizes that it's still the same mountain no matter how many times he goes over it. He knows every tree and rock, and what's under every rock, too. From the top of the mountain the Bear sees new vistas.