Inspiration for My Papal Archival Hat


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.

12 thoughts on “Inspiration for My Papal Archival Hat

  1. rick neece

    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.”

  2. Sheila Ryan Post author

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

  3. Sheila Ryan Post author

    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!

  4. Sheila Ryan Post author

    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!

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