February 11, 2013

Inspiration for My Papal Archival Hat

Speculum_Sophicum_Rhodostauroticum

As we await artist Tom Sale‘s election to the papacy as Pope Pinky I, the design for my Papal Archivist’s hat proceeds apace. This image, courtesy of friend Ian, offers the inspiration and foundation for my papal archival hat.

A kind of cylindrical Advent calendar is what I envision.

As archivist to Pope Pinky I, I vow to stress style over substance.

comments

  1. Michael Grant Smith on February 11th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    How can the Pope’s name be Diablo? No matter…I’m in!

  2. Sheila Ryan on February 11th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    There’ll be a place in the entourage for you. Count on it.

  3. rick neece on February 12th, 2013 at 1:50 am

    A hat and pope-mobile in one!

  4. Sheila Ryan on February 12th, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Perfect, Rick! I was meditating on the mobile aspect.

  5. rick neece on February 12th, 2013 at 2:02 am

    At the Greensman, we have, in the fleet, a 1986 F-350 flat-bed. One driver called it “The Angry Truck.” It has since come to be known as “El Diablo.”

  6. rick neece on February 12th, 2013 at 2:04 am

    A hat you can ride in. A car you can wear.

  7. Michael Grant Smith on February 12th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Speaking as a former Catholic I’m not sure I can believe in a former Pope.

  8. Sheila Ryan on February 12th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    People been saying it ever since the word was out, but I’ll say it again, just because: Ex-Benedict.

  9. Sheila Ryan on February 12th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    And really, Rick, that’s what we all want, right? “A hat you can ride in. A car you can wear.” You nailed it. And by the way, when I hand out the patronage jobs, you’re at the head of the queue to direct the Window Dressing Department of Pope Pinky I’s papacy.

    Style over substance!

  10. Sheila Ryan on February 12th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Yeah, MGS, I been wondering about that. I mean, you get anointed and all — and then you resign? Like it’s just your job? You’re the Pope, I’m thinking! You can’t quit!

  11. Michael Grant Smith on February 12th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Maybe the Popiness ran out.

  12. Sheila Ryan on February 12th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Pope Juice dispenser run dry.