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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 03:31 PM

Pope Francis Gladly Blesses Parrot Belonging to Male Stripper

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Pope Francishas dined with homeless people, made the cover of Time and Rolling Stone and now has blessed a parrot belonging to a male stripper.

The parrot, named Amore, was initially passed up by Pope Francis as he rode around in the popemobile during his general audience in St. Peter's Square Wednesday. Eventually, Francis went back to bless the bird and hold it on his finger.

The bird's owner was identified as Francesco Lombardi, and according to ANSA, he's a former male stripper turned erotic film actor.

"It was fun," Lombardi told ANSA after meeting the pope. "A sort of mixing of the holy and the profane."

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http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/pope-francis-gladly-blesses-parrot-belonging-male-stripper-030154181--abc-news-topstories.html

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Reply Pope Francis Gladly Blesses Parrot Belonging to Male Stripper (Original post)
kpete Jan 2014 OP
Dr. Strange Jan 2014 #1
LuvNewcastle Jan 2014 #2
ladjf Jan 2014 #3
MisterP Jan 2014 #5
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2014 #10
ladjf Feb 2014 #13
Scootaloo Jan 2014 #4
Barack_America Jan 2014 #6
randome Jan 2014 #7
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2014 #8
Bluenorthwest Jan 2014 #9
frazzled Jan 2014 #12
Fumesucker Jan 2014 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 03:34 PM

1. Did I wander into the Weird News Forum again?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 03:36 PM

2. Why is there a picture of the parrot?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 03:36 PM

3. Green parrots that size can and often will bite ones finger to the bone. Hope the Pope escaped

unharmed. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 04:11 PM

5. oh yeah, I got mauled by an abused cockatoo on my thumb and forearm

it went numb whenever I lowered it past shoulder level, though he only broke the skin on the thumb

my sister's pinky bends outward now because the bird circumcised it

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Response to ladjf (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 04:56 PM

10. One has to know how to read parrots

 

in order to avoid a lovely beaking, technical term.

We own two smaller parrots and my Nanday could, if well motivated, beak all the way to the bone.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 03:30 PM

13. Yea. About 50 yrs ago, a green parrot was sitting outside in his cage. He looked cute and docile.

I stuck my finger up toward him, he "sweetly" clasped it with one of his feet, gently put it in his beak, and calmly clamped down to the bone. I've still got a small scar. I never had the feeling that his bite was an aggressive move. He was just messing around with my finger.
However, I definitely learned my lesson about parrots.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 03:36 PM

4. Polly want a communion wafer? n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 04:23 PM

6. I don't see the relevance of who the bird belongs to.

Is the bird the stripper's manager, or is ABC just trying to be scandalous?

And, seriously ABC, THIS is what you consider to be news? Pretty pathetic.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 04:25 PM

7. Did the parrot die tragically afterwards?

 


[hr][font color="blue"][center]Don't ever underestimate the long-term effects of a good night's sleep.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 04:26 PM

8. That bird looks happy

 

yellow nape I believe.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 04:30 PM

9. How did Francis know what the bird's owner did for a living?

 

More of the same, Francis stories that are enhanced and hyperbolized. The nugget of truth in this story= he does not drive himself and he does use the Popemobile, one of the world's most expensive custom cars. For the poor, of course, for the poor.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 05:21 PM

12. He didn't

At least not in the story I read about it.

Following last weekend's disastrous peace doves release, Pope Francis on Wednesday blessed a parrot that turned out to belong to a male stripper.

The pontiff initially passed the green parrot, named Amore, while making the rounds of St. Peter's Square in the popemobile for his weekly general audience, according to ABC News. He eventually made his way back to bless the bird.

Italian news service ANSA identified the parrot's owner as Francesco Lombardi, a former male stripper and town council leader in Northern Italy who now acts in erotic films.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/pope_francis_blesses_male_strippers_parrot

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 05:00 PM

11. You can do any dance you want if

you clear it with the pontiff

two four six eight

time to transubstantiate..

genuflect genuflect genuflect

-Tom Lehrer

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