Thursday, September 20, 2012

Benedictus XVI - odds and ends.

Now that Pope Benedictus XVI has come and gone, let's examine some of the odds and ends related to his visit. Well, fist, he replaced Nadine Labaki as spokesperson for Johnnie Walker! So your holiness, "and now, where to?" (Wou halla2 la way? As Labaki's 2nd long feature is titled)....
 "Lebanon in its entitrety welcomes his Holiness" - courtesy of Al ammouri Aley, a men's clothing store! And apparently the visit is sponsored by several alcholic brands (no mention of Johnnie Walker but this time Absolut Vodka and rival Whisky Ballentines....)
And the crown goes to this! If anyone had doubts that "there's no business like religion" (as opposed to "there's no business like showbusiness) here'a final damning proof....
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