Franco Zeffirelli, ageing film director, thinks the Pope needs a makeover, according to a short but sadly riveting piece in today’s Independent. Apparently, Eggs Benedict is too cold and too showy. Unlike cuddly, downbeat Franco.
Borges described the Malvinas war as two bald men squabbling over a comb. I wonder what he’d have had to say about this potential tiff. Two toothless poodles fighting over a boner? Of course, the pope of fucking everything might, just this once, have the dignity to not respond.
I’m expecting an official statement from the Vatican as I write.