"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Does this cape make me look fat?

All the photos I have ever seen of St. John  Bosco gave me the impression he was a stout man.  Looking at the photo shown here, it appears that he was quite thin. 

Must be the capes then.  Capes make people look fat.


  1. I hear Fr. Z is 6'5", 190 lbs.

  2. "No, it's your ass that makes you look fat." Or so I respond when asked that question ...

  3. *Note to self, no capes.

  4. From Pixar's "The Incredibles":

    Edna [super-hero fashion designer]: It will be bold! Dramatic!
    Bob [aka Mr. Incredible]: Yeah!
    Edna: Heroic!
    Bob: Yeah. Something classic, like, like Dynaguy. Oh, he had a great look! Oh, the cape and the boots...
    Edna: [throws a wadded ball of paper at Bob's head] No capes!
    Bob: Isn't that my decision?
    Edna: Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids.
    Bob: Listen, E...
    Edna: November 15th of '58! All was well, another day saved, when... his cape snagged on a missile fin!
    Bob: Thunderhead was not the brightest bulb...
    Edna: Stratogale! April 23rd, '57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!
    Bob: E, you can't generalize about these things...
    Edna: Metaman, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex!
    Edna [shouts]: NO CAPES!





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