April 19, 2005

rcade, "a winner is you!":

posted by yerfatma to navel gazing at 05:11 PM - 74 comments

Nice press!!

posted by dales15 at 07:20 PM on April 19

What can I say? Just doing the Lord's work.

posted by rcade at 07:23 PM on April 19

Maybe absolutely position the ads?

posted by yerfatma at 08:08 PM on April 19

So what were his odds? i had my money on a long shot African guy. I can't take it in that you could place a bet on the winner of this.

posted by bballcoachreid at 08:14 PM on April 19

i had my money on a long shot African guy. I can't take it in that you could place a bet on the winner of this Sheesh, if you could lay the money down, why couldn't he? I don't understand you.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:05 PM on April 19

Can I just say that the phrase "Pope Squatting" makes me laugh out loud every single time I say it?

posted by grum@work at 09:07 PM on April 19

Its not the squatting that amuses me its the whole smoke coming out of the tower, imagine one of the guys just butts out his cigar he could have the whole of Rome going crazy.... The money thing there was some sportsbet.com I think thats what it ws that you could lay a little cash on the winnner for this and they had odds on who was going to win.

posted by bballcoachreid at 09:43 PM on April 19

Did you know there was a Pope Cletus?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:46 PM on April 19

I had my money on Father Guido Sarducci, until I realized he's not real...

posted by chris2sy at 10:51 PM on April 19

Is it the reference to "squatting" that's making the Google ads for spy cams come up?

posted by holden at 10:54 PM on April 19

rcade, you're in Wired News.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:24 PM on April 19

btw, if you did sell it to pornographers, you could probably cover SpoFi's server costs in perpetuity. Just think about it. Hey, it's better than selling it to some Nazi youth group, not like the new Pope has some connection to that.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:26 PM on April 19

argh. link problems. the new Pope has some connection to that.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:28 PM on April 19

Widest. Website. Evah.

posted by squealy at 03:43 AM on April 20

This pleases me. It's great.

posted by rainbaby at 07:08 AM on April 20

Now you've made The Register too rcade.

posted by squealy at 07:38 AM on April 20

Yer also in today's Washington Post. Well fellow SpoFites, I guess this is the end of rcade. He's going big time on us and for now on it's all champaign and P Diddy for him. There's no room in his new life for us.

posted by NoMich at 07:54 AM on April 20

Washington Post link.

posted by NoMich at 07:55 AM on April 20

I guess that solves the "new member examination" issue. We've got an infallible pantheonian wielding the banhammer now.

posted by danostuporstar at 08:27 AM on April 20

You should definitely hold on to all the other pope.com's you registered too... that guy looks half-dead already.

posted by afx237vi at 08:45 AM on April 20

You're the #1 Google news hit for Cadenhead! Woo! Sorry. I've got nothing.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:50 AM on April 20

that guy looks half-dead already. Now you are just trying to cheer me up...hopefully, Pope Ratzy's reign will be considerably shorter than John Paul II's time as Pope. There really is Pope on a Rope?

posted by chris2sy at 09:26 AM on April 20

Wow, you got your own Fark thread and Metafilter thread.

posted by NoMich at 09:35 AM on April 20

And the in the fark thread, this chick admits to having unpure thoughts about our resident popesquatter.

posted by danostuporstar at 09:50 AM on April 20

Reuters via Yahoo! News. And now that rcade has the unholy power of being able to predict the next Pope, he should be able to boot dumb posters even before they post.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:36 PM on April 20

Rogers Cardenhead looks like the geek version of Anderson Cooper. I need to go confess my impure thoughts now. --blueberrybruises Rcade has his way with the ladies. We could learn a lot from him.

posted by justgary at 02:27 PM on April 20

Ha! What a coup. Very chic, rcade, very.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:37 PM on April 20

rcade's moving to Champaign?

posted by holden at 11:04 PM on April 20

"Pope Benedict XVI's position on cybersquatting is unknown" Who'd have thought he could have gotten this far into his papacy already without addressing such key issues?

posted by JJ at 07:16 AM on April 21

rcade, were you on the Today Show this morning? I was still half asleep but my wife had it on and I heard them interviewing whoever registered these sites.

posted by usfbull at 08:26 AM on April 21

Yup, that was rcade! He finished his interview by saying "Back to you, Katie!" when they threw it back to Katie Couric. I missed it, but someone told me about it and I have to say, [this is good].

posted by grum@work at 09:16 AM on April 21

you press whore, you.....nice work. does anyone have a link to video?

posted by garfield at 09:27 AM on April 21

More cheekiness, please. Perhaps the website could be used to dispense automated, erm, what did the Church use to do in old days, ... oh damn, I can't remember, allocations, dispensations, ... You know, donate a little somethin' somethin' and get back some holy piece of paper that says you won't get charred in hell, but maybe a cushion seat in purgatory. PayPal for Papal Passes.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:12 AM on April 21


posted by garfield at 10:22 AM on April 21

does anyone have a link to video? Indeed. I gotta see this.

posted by rocketman at 10:48 AM on April 21

Did rcade wear a spofi tshirt?

posted by justgary at 11:13 AM on April 21


posted by garfield at 01:30 PM on April 21

rcade, I saw you chatting it up with Katie this morning. Nice going. I was in a hotel lobby and didn't get to hear it all, but one lady close to the TV sure thought you were a funny guy. You had her in stiches through most of the interview. Again, nice work.

posted by 86 at 02:26 PM on April 21

Come on, somebody must have posted the video!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:52 PM on April 21

Holy shit - gimme some 'merican celeb luuuvvv. Don't blow the whole 15 minutes on whores and coke.... Well, 10-12 mintues tops. Tops!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:35 PM on April 21

rcade needs an Escalade with spinners!

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:59 PM on April 21

and thanks garfield! Indulgences, it is!

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:59 PM on April 21

From the indulgences link:

Pope Leo the Tenth established a practice called the "selling of indulgences" as a way to extort money from the people. He offered forgiveness of sins for a fairly small amount of money. For a little bit more money, you would be allowed to indulge in a continuous lifestyle of sin, such as keeping a mistress. Also, through the invention of "Purgatory", you could purchase the salvation of your loved-one's souls. The church taught the ignorant masses, "As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the troubled soul from Purgatory springs!" Pope Leo the Tenth showed his true feelings when he said, "The fable of Christ has been quite profitable to us!"
So ... 1. Register Popename.com 2. Sell forgiveness online 3. PROFIT! The bubble is back!

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:03 PM on April 21

Rcade in all his glory

posted by justgary at 06:00 PM on April 21

Dude. You look like my dad. No wrries, he's a lot older. But I now know what you'll look like at 60.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:09 PM on April 21

Thanks for the link, justgary. "I figured some idiot was going to get them ... why not me?" Watching Katie say "Pope-squatting" and being so earnest was just classic comedy. Katie would make a great "straight man". "The Hat ... a dealbreaker. 3 days 2 nights in the Vatican Hotel ... that's a dealbreaker too." Brilliant.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:39 PM on April 21

I would have asked for sainthood and called it even.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:40 PM on April 21

Does Rcade get to count this as his first miracle on the road to sainthood? She didn't ask about Cruel Site of the Day for December 15, 2001: Deep Inside Katie Couric?

posted by chris2sy at 07:12 PM on April 21

RCade cracking up the Today Show staff and Matt Lauer and Katie Couric. Loved it.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:32 PM on April 21

That was the best thing I saw on the Today Show since we had satellite back in the 80s and we saw Bryant Gumbel slap Jane Pauley.

posted by yerfatma at 08:55 PM on April 21

Wow..........that was too funny.

posted by smithers at 09:20 PM on April 21

"It's like Batman asking you to join the Justice League of America!" Hahahahahahahaha!!!!! Boy, won't he be surprised when he gets back from his three days and two nights at the Vatican Hotel to find SpoFi nipple-deep in raw sewage.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:50 PM on April 21

Wow. That was an awesome performance Rogers! I can't believe you were so calm and collected, and had all those funny lines. You are my new idol, screw Simon and that crowd.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:36 PM on April 21

To His Eminent Holiness Saint rcade, My deepest most heartfelt supplication is for you to please, please lay hands on my moneyclip, yes, lay hands on my meager humble moneyclip, my Holy Saint, and MAKE IT GROW! YES, SAINT RCADE! MAKE IT GRRR-ROW! AMEN! HALLELUJAH! THANK YOU, SAINT RCADE! HALLELUJAH!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:03 AM on April 22

rah, good showing.

posted by gspm at 07:54 AM on April 22

Great TV presense, rcade. That was a great interview.

posted by NoMich at 08:07 AM on April 22

dude, i think Katie likes you.

posted by garfield at 08:29 AM on April 22

rcade, both your "Today" and "Countdown" appearances were fantastic. Do your kids realize they've got the coolest dad in the world?

posted by rocketman at 09:01 AM on April 22

Yes, we do.

posted by danostuporstar at 09:44 AM on April 22

mathowie comes through again...the Countdown appearance. Number 1 story!

posted by danostuporstar at 10:15 AM on April 22

Hahahaha! "Can I send it back to you? Can I send it back to you?"

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:26 AM on April 22

Oh, and btw: the modestneeds.org thing? You're a righteous dude, rcade.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:41 AM on April 22

My mom even thought rcade was funny, and thought that katie has the hots for him. She was giddy like a school girl around rcade.

posted by justgary at 11:06 AM on April 22

I think that Keith Olberman has the hots for rcade as well.

posted by NoMich at 11:22 AM on April 22

wasn't she though? gary, you weren't kidding when you said rcade has alot to teach us about the ladies. btw, rcade, thanks for representing catholics (or christians) well in the media. i needed to see a somewhat normal catholic, practicing or not, in the media's eye. some salt stain thanks you as well.

posted by garfield at 11:38 AM on April 22

Thanks. Yesterday was like a weird dream, except that I was wearing clothes. dude, i think Katie likes you. I want this on a T-shirt:

posted by rcade at 11:56 AM on April 22

Back to you, Keith! Awesome.

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:49 PM on April 22

Sorry rcade, but it looks as if your li'l Katie might be an on air slut: Katie Couric Flirts With Cardinal On Air

posted by NoMich at 09:35 AM on April 27

Whew -- I'm very relieved to see that it was just a joke photo from The Onion. Still working on the T-shirt design ... It's a little creepy that neither of us appears to have eyes. We're like Napoleon Dynamite.

posted by rcade at 09:56 AM on April 27

Screw Katie Couric...I'm super impressed you were interviewed by Adult Video News. Will you sign my copy of Naked Nun Volleyball? Eh, the first link is possibly NSFW.

posted by danostuporstar at 10:23 AM on April 27

make that both links.

posted by garfield at 10:46 AM on April 27

Screw Katie Couric... Where do I get in line for that?

posted by MeatSaber at 12:47 PM on April 27

Probably behind rcade and a few cardinals. HA!

posted by NoMich at 02:27 PM on April 27

I don't think I've said anything here yet, but Rogers, good on you. I think the Today interview was fantastic, and I'm pretty sure Keith will know where to turn when he goes on vacation, and it ain't Garry Shandling. Should I send you my autographed Katie pic now, or will your wife be mad?

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:44 PM on April 28

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