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airship
17th Sep 2008, 19:24
One couldn't help but notice that the Pope arrived in France on an Alitalia airplane. On the day that the His Holiness spent in Paris, this BBC news report (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7614336.stm) warned that: Italy's national airline, Alitalia, may have to cancel some flights because of a lack of funds to buy fuel, a top official has warned. So, did the Pope get back to the Vatican in spite of the threat that his Alitalia airplane might have been refused fuel after the stopover at Lourdes?

Or is the Pope stuck in some forlorn French airport concourse as I write, where the appearance of a Mini Motel tent might be construed as divine intervention...?!

Earlier on, I was trying to make a comparison between those on Wall Street who increasingly support officially 'putting away' the short-sellers (ie. you can take a bet, but one way only: UPWARDS...?!) and I thought about heaven and hell. If or when there is a similar crisis in religious circles, will the Pope go for the obvious solution (ie. the rich man and his riches-laden camel will be able to squeeze through the eye of the needle. Exceptionally...?! :suspect:

PS. Starting a thread with "[WARNING: Aviation-related thread]" should be considered counter-productive I reckon, going by the other 2 threads I started that have yet to entice a single reply. Not even one from brick... :{

tony draper
17th Sep 2008, 20:14
I knows there is a Popemobile is there not a Popemoplane? with the wedge they have you would think they would have summat like Airforce One for the boss.
:)

Jerricho
17th Sep 2008, 20:16
They do.......it's called the Death Star


http://jdoe.fstudio.com/images/emperor.pope.jpg

airship
17th Sep 2008, 20:26
The resemblance is frightening.

OB1, I believe that we need you more than ever. You're our only hope. I don't care if there's another. I want an R2D2 and a 3CP0 on hand just in case and right away. Oh, and a millenium Falcon. :ok:

Jerricho
17th Sep 2008, 20:32
Come on.......how could you have 3 movies without that?

Short version of Star Wars (http://www.angryalien.com/1205/starwarsbuns.asp)

airship
17th Sep 2008, 20:44
I sense that the force is strong in Jerricho. It's not the same force , but it's strong nevertheless. Oh come on, a Canadian is going to save the planet...?!
Why not listen to a few Gordon Lightfoot golden oldies whilst we're at it...?! :)

Jerricho
17th Sep 2008, 20:50
Who you calling Canadian, gringo?

nahsuD
18th Sep 2008, 01:25
Or is the Pope stuck in some forlorn French airport concourse as I write, where the appearance of a Mini Motel tent might be construed as divine intervention...?!


Avignon? He could stay a while...