Sunday, March 10, 2013

College of Cardinals

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(C)Copyright 2013, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

In Italian, you'd combine papa and patata, and get papata.

Does black smoke means someone burned the patatas?


NDE said...

Funny, except that you blew it: "one pope-tato, two pope-tato" etc. would be the College of Ordinals. For Cardinals it goes "first pope-tato, second pope-tato" and so forth.

(x, why?) said...

I'm afraid you are the one who has is backward.

Ordinal refers to Order.
The Cardinals would be celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Lent today, but one month ago, on February 10, they celebrated the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. What was so "ordinary" about it? It was the fifth one, in order.

Or you can believe WolframAlpha: "In common usage, a cardinal number is a number used in counting (a counting number), such as 1, 2, 3, ...."

GregT said...

I thought the Cardinals were a baseball team! ^.- Yeah, ordinal is order, different from nominal. Seems right that this is up on a Sunday; not the first instance of cardinals either, if memory serves.

Regards language, my (french) in-laws were discussing the pope the other week... "pope at Easter" is "pape a Paques", but that sounds like "Father Easter" when spoken aloud. Language is peculiar.

(x, why?) said...

These seven cardinals have made an appearance once before, which is what made this comic possible in the first place.

Here are three other Cardinal-themed comics that I grouped together and reprinted when Cardinal Dolan in New York was elevated:

nde said...

Oy, you're right - Cardinals it is.

sparkplug54 said...

Heavens, You're recycling your art work? for what we pay you, we should get new stuff, all the time.

Any way you slice it, it's still funny.

(x, why?) said...

You got pope-tatos added! And *color*.

Honestly though, sometimes touching up old art takes longer than starting over. It shouldn't, and probably wouldn't, if I were layering things and using newer software.