Habemus Papam! (and a correction from the NYT)

Ceiling Cat has spoken. Ladies and gentlemen, the new Pope—Felis I.

I suspect his first statement ex cathedra will be that salvation requires Cat-licks to eat fish EVERY day.

Picture 1

And a correction that just appeared at the bottom of the New York Time’s article on using cat videos to sell litter-box products:

Screen shot 2013-02-14 at 5.37.00 AM

Now THAT is dreadful reporting!  Mamu??

h/t: Bonzodog. Greg Mayer

19 Comments

  1. Posted February 14, 2013 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    and long life to the new pope

    • gbjames
      Posted February 14, 2013 at 6:28 am | Permalink

      Nine of them!

  2. Gayle
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    He’s beautiful! The most beautiful Pope they’ve ever had!

    • Marella
      Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

      And a fine set of whiskers indeed!

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

      Possibly the most intelligent too.

  3. markkoop
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    Wikipedia tells me that you meant Felix VI…

  4. paul fauvet
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    Sorry, but there has already been a Pope Felix I – and he was a human, not a cat. He reigned from 269 to 274 AD. There was also a Pope Felix II (in 355) – but the Catholic Church classifies him as an “antipope”, so he probably doesn’t count. Then there was a Pope Felix III in the fifth century, a Pope Felix IV in the sixth century, and another antipope, Felix V, who reigned from 1439 to 1449. So I’m afraid your cat will have to make do with the title Felix VI.

    • Albert
      Posted February 14, 2013 at 7:27 am | Permalink

      It’s FeliS… meaning feline… meaning cat… meaning it’s a joke!

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted February 14, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink

      I fixed it, thanks!

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted February 15, 2013 at 2:08 am | Permalink

      Well the number 6 is getting close to the famous 666 with all its devilish connotations. So entirely appropriate for our choice of Pope – Felix VI.

      (6 is also my favourite number, by coincidence. One of my laptops is named Six – after Caprica Six, of course…)

  5. Alexander Hellemans
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    What about Silvio I for the next pope. He definitely has all the skills, and he wouldn’t be the first lay pope.

    • Alexander Hellemans
      Posted February 14, 2013 at 7:12 am | Permalink

      And it would keep him out of hell.

      • RFW
        Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

        Dante had any number of popes in hell in The Inferno.

  6. gravityfly
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    This is nuts! Hilarious stuff!

  7. RFW
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Felis felix: “fortunate cat” or “fecund cat”, as felix seems, according to Caswell’s Latin dictionary to be associated with fruitfulness, as in the phrase Arabia Felix.

    Note that in Latin the normal order is noun first, then adjective.

    Annus felis felicis, the year of the fruit cat.

    Those with less rusty Latin than mine may wish to correct me.

  8. DaveH
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    This elevation must be why I was recently vouchsafed a miraculous vision of Ceiling Cat

  9. Ron Miller
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    “And all dogs go straight to hell!”

  10. Posted February 15, 2013 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    First cat popesse surely is called

    Magnificat


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