Friday, 28 January 2011
The Priest Calendar
You may have noticed, gentle reader, that I have in the past been scathing about dogmatic religion in general, and downright rude about one sect in particular. But I would hate you to think me unfair. I am happy to acknowledge the good things that the Catholic Church has brought to the world. Among these (indirectly) must feature ... The Priest Calendar!
Yes, every year, the streets stalls of Rome feature a lovely little black-and-white calendar full of (purported) hot Catholic priests. I found this out because I have a friend who goes to Rome every year with her mother, and she always brings one back to display at work and hone her irony on.
Most of the men are rather clean-cut and pretty, but this guy below from a couple of years ago is my favourite:
I know one shouldn't judge a person's professional capabilities by their appearance, but to be honest I'm not sure he looks like someone I'd go to for spiritual solace. On the other hand, if I wanted to get tied up and have the demons exorcised the hell out of my ass, he'd be top of my list :-)
The bad news is that the 2011 Calendario Romano is sold out.
The good news is that they are recruiting for the 2012 calendar! So if you know a cute and willing priest or seminarian...
(Damn, I can't even type that word without sniggering.)
Okay, that's enough playing nice. Normal service is now resumed.