Building a Better Popemobile
Today I am forced to thank whatever mystical, supernatural powers that may control human destinies for bringing me this brief discussion of the break-neck competition over who gets to build the new Popemobile:
In just about a week, Mercedes-Benz will display its own JPII-era Popemobile at a new museum dedicated to the history of the automotive industry. Today, the competition is fierce between that company and others to provide the current pope, German-born Benedict XVI, with a new set of wheels. Based on his reported penchant for all things stylish, odds favor his choosing a sleek model from one of Germany’s renowned carmakers. Sadly, though, their reputations for speed won’t be put to good use in a vehicle that rarely putt-putts beyond a few miles per hour.
Thank you Jesus, Cthulhu, or Monster of Spaghetti that Flies. And thank you LiveScience.