Wednesday, April 06, 2005

He's, like, the guy from the mountain in Washington, right?

Well, it's interesting to note that it took dying for Prince Rainier to finally get the world (and the US broadcast media in particular) to pronounce his name correctly. When the guy was in the hospital, it was Prince "Ren-eer". The guy dies, and he (rightfully) becomes Prince "Ren-yay". (And in the north end of Boston, he's "Prince Spaghetti".)

One imagines that he'll probably draw fewer people to his funeral than the crowd expected for the Pope's funeral. But one also imagines the party in Monaco afterwards will probably be more fun than the Cardinals' conclave (Monaco: Where we put the 'fun' in funeral). Neither one will probably look like the Ayatollah Khomeni's funeral.

And while we're back on the subject of the Pope -- first, they make him live in an apartment, now he gets buried in someone else's crypt. This all sounds like some heavy Papal dissing to me.

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