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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:29 PM

Notorious P.O.P.E.

OAKLAND RAPPER POPE EMERITUS THREATENS LAWSUIT
Posted by Andy Borowitz


Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/02/oakland-rapper-pope-emeritus-threatens-lawsuit.html#ixzz2M93vzh8l

“I don’t care who he is, I ain’t let nobody mess with my brand,” said
Mr. Emeritus, who prior to 2006 recorded under the name Notorious
P.O.P.E.

While the Vatican said it was unaware that Mr.
Emeritus had already claimed the name seven years ago, the Oakland
rapper scoffed at that idea: “They should have done what I did before I
picked it out: Google it.”

Furious at what he is calling a clear case of trademark infringement,
Mr. Emeritus said that he has no intention of stepping aside for the
former pontiff: “He’s the one who should step aside. Call himself P.
Biddy or something. This is wack, yo.”

According to a source close to the Vatican, Benedict is likely to
choose another name for himself rather than risk a legal tussle with the
aggrieved rapper: “The last thing the Church needs right now is another
lawsuit.

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http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/02/oakland-rapper-pope-emeritus-threatens-lawsuit.html#ixzz2M92Xjg4Y

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Reply Notorious P.O.P.E. (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #1
BainsBane Feb 2013 #2
GoneOffShore Feb 2013 #4
BainsBane Feb 2013 #3
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #5
cornfedjuggalo Feb 2013 #6
cyberswede Feb 2013 #8
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #11
dballance Feb 2013 #7
Berlum Feb 2013 #9
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 #10

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:42 PM

1. This has to be a joke right?

I mean really... “They should have done what I did before I
picked it out: Google it.” “He’s the one who should step aside. Call himself P.
Biddy or something. This is wack, yo.”

smh. This is a very strange planet we live on.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:59 PM

2. yes, the guy can't sue in a separate country

from US courts. The Vatican is sovereign territory. Emeritus and emerita are common titles. No one owns them.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:02 PM

4. It's Andy Borowitz -

Satirist extraordinaire.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:01 PM

3. A hilarious SNL skit

Just appeared in my mind.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:10 PM

5. “I don’t care who he is, I ain’t let nobody mess with my brand”

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:13 PM

6. Ummmm, Duhhhh

Andy Borowitz is a HUMOR writer for the New Yorker, all his "stories" are comical in nature and should not be considered "true"....
On a different note, did you know that the word Gullible has been taken out of all English dictionaries....

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Response to cornfedjuggalo (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:22 PM

8. What makes you think kpete didn't realize it's satire?

It's obvious, and kpete posts a lot here - I'm sure she knew.

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Response to cornfedjuggalo (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:48 PM

11. Hello ~ cornfedjuggalo



I hope you enjoy your stay at DU.

In The Wind

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:20 PM

7. If Anyone Got Past "Mr. Emeritus" and Didn't Realize It Was Satire...

Then I'm very sorry for them. They are bringing down the average IQ of the world.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:37 PM

9. Holy Shit

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:43 PM

10. I liked Charlie Pierce's version:

The former pope is only allowed one pair of shoes? That seems a bit harsh. If he wore the red shoes, would the various Vatican bureaucrats be confused? And how? Wouldn't they have to be lying on the floor to be confused by this? His official stationery is going to be baffling, too.

The pontiff will keep the name Benedict XVI and still be addressed as "his holiness" once he retires, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters at the Vatican. He will also be known as pope emeritus, emeritus pope or Roman pontifex emeritus.

I believe that was the track listing on Side Two of an album by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer which concluded with the eight-minute cut, "Aqua-Pontifex."

- See more at: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Daily_Pope#sthash.RAmG4Yuk.dpuf


Different generations, I guess ...

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