Yes, I know this is a difficult one. I had to have the differences pointed out to me. But, give it your best shot. The first prize* is
a romantic weekend with Helga at either Colditz or The Vatican
(the choice will be up to the winner).

You put your right boot in, you take your right boot out,
you do a lot of shouting and you shake your fists about.
You light a little smokie and you burn down ze town,
zat's vot it's all about.
Ah, Himmler, Himmler, Himmler...

(Heir Flick . . . but if the cap fits . . .)

In case you are the one person in the world who doesn't know
yet, Heir Ratzinger has promoted Heir Burke to cardinal.
Altogether now . . . "Ah, Burkey, Burkey, Burkey!"

* What is the first prize of Mad Club?
There are no first prizes in Mad Club.



  1. Perhaps this is irrelevant, but I believe that between the two, Heir Burke would win the “Judge Doom Lookalike Contest.” Is his voice all high-pitched and squeaky?

  2. OMG, post the Cardinal next to Former Veep Dick (en fedora, as he was at Obama’s Inaugural): Separated at Birth?

    [I think Burke may possibly be worse than Cheney . . . and that’s next-to-impossible to do! :-0]

  3. That was quick. A few years ago he was a mere bishop in Green Bay, Wisconson (cold, snow, American football) and aiming to make news by condemning Harry Potter novels. He got promoted to archbishop of St. Louis MO, where he alienated a good many people and did nothing to deal with the child sex abuse issue. He did make well-publicized statements about refusing communion to Democratic politicians should any be rash enough to show up for mass in the diocese. He also told laity that they must vote against same sex marriage or any other gay equality measure, and that this was more important than social justice issues. (St. Louisans didn’t take kindly to his ham-handed political moves.) He crippled an effective homeless ministry by firing its organizers over sitting in the audience at the ordination of a woman priest about to assist an Old Catholic parish. He was promoted to Archbishop of Washington DC, was similarly non-pastoral there, and after a few years, off to Rome. All in all, it took about 10 to 12 years to rise from a bishop of a small diocese with lousy weather, to the bestowing of the Red Hat.

    Perfect example of the (St.?)Peter Principle – the more incompetent a person is, the likelier he is to be promoted.