Been following the Pope on Twitter? Since he's announced his retirement, the Pope's Twitterstream has been kind of bittersweet.
Bittersweet and awesome!
Here's a sampling of his latest tweets:
@Pontifex Why am I resigning? Just got a load of one of the "Requirements of Position" on my Job Description: "Must be infallible." JESUS CHRIST, that's ridiculous!
@Pontifex Also my allergy to incense kicking up something awful.
@Pontifex Sick and tired of working Christmas!
@Pontifex What should you call me? "Your Holiness" for now. "Your Holinessless' in less than a month.
@Pontifex Can I still speak ex cathedra? Yes, until God cuts service end of the month. It's sort of like when you don't pay your Comcast bill except Customer Service is even farther away than India.
@Pontifex Hoping I still get to hang with God somewhat. I got the old "I'll call ya," but you and I both know how that goes.
@Pontifex Note to job applicants for position of Pope: be ready for question "what do you see yourself doing 5,000 years from now?"
@Pontifex What will I miss most about being Pope. The kickass clothes, dude!
@ Potifex Now that I'm stepping down, how do I feel about gay marriage? Actually some of my best friends are gay and married, however, they're all married to Jesus.
@Pontifex Would I ever consider becoming Jewish? No way! That guilt trip is just too much!
@Pontifex Does God have a secret identity? Naturally I'm sworn to secrecy, but, boy, will Lois, Perry, and Jimmy be shocked!
@Pontifex Am I able to do "you know what" at the end of the month? Technically I'm allowed, but at this stage of the game the hottest thing I'm able to fantasize about is Mother Teresa without her cross.
@Pontifex Does God really spend time on NFL football? That's so ridiculous! Of course, occasionally he does rig things for the Saints.
@Pontifex What do I plan to do in retirement? I've already been offered two television commercials: one for reverse cathedral mortgages and the other is "Help, I'm falling from grace and I can't get up!"
@Pontifex Facebook or Twitter? I suppose Twitter, although I still can't get over the feeling that the word "Twitter" is dirty.
@Pontifex Will I stay on Twitter? Of course. Beginning first of the month my new handle is @Benny_CoolPope.
@Pontifex Notice how some of my tweets are over 140 characters? Yep, there are a few privileges to being Pope!
@Pontifex I've truly loved being your Pope! Small favor? Could several hundred thousand of you write me a nice letter of recommendation?