Within short hours after the Papal election I was already getting email from Catholic stores hawking merchandise with the Pope’s picture on it.
The Crescat has made a most wonderful connection between this and an episode of Portlandia and if you are not aware of “Put A Bird On It”, do yourself a favor and watch it. Growing up in Portland I am a big fan of the sketch comedy show that parodies hipsters and life in Portland (or did I repeat myself?).
The Crescat has done some great commentary on this that I am in awe of while also being annoyed that I didn’t make the same connection.