Thursday, 8 November 2012

J.R. for Archbishop!


Later today, or early tomorrow, who is to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury will be revealed to us. Following my success at predicting the next President of the USA, here's another tip you can put your money on.


This is my blog hit-chart as of today. Peaking at 400 views yesterday, the sharp drop-off represents dozens of depressed pig-farmers across Texas and the rest of the USA, who are now too upset about the election outcome to even turn on their computers, having learned about it in advance by some psychic Limey on the other side of the world.

Well, maybe knowing that the next Archbishop is going to be an oil executive may cheer them up a bit.

As a footnote, the Egyptian Coptic Christians have just selected a new Archbishop, and their method of doing so places much more of the decision-making process directly into the hands of God.

They write a few names on bits of paper, then stuff them in an old jam-jar. Carol Vorderman then steps up and sticks her hand in, randomly selecting the winning candidate. I think we should try that next time, but not with the US Presidency.

25 comments:

  1. a "normal" "feet on the ground" archbishop eh?
    Justin Welby sounds like a good guy. of sorts

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    1. J.W.? Doesn't that stand for 'Jehovah's Witness'? I feel a conspiracy coming on.

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  2. My sixpence is on Justin 'Time' Welby.

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    1. Too late. The book closed with this post.

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  3. Already announced Tom, so JR will have to wait until next time (or has he died, can't remember). Not sure I really mind very much who gets the job.

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    1. No it bloody hasn't Weave - not officially. J.R. is still alive too. Just because you don't mind either way, it doesn't mean that thousands of others don't either. There are a lot of bearded ladies who would like to take each other up the aisle given half a chance, and that half is now in the hands of J.R., if my prediction proves correct.

      Papum Peperium - it's not just for spreading on your toast at Christmas, you know. Keep up, for God's sake.

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    2. Actually, no it hadn't. It was about noon today.

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  4. The world is ever surprising! I didn't know that you had so many pigfarmers across Texas among your followers. Do a piggy-blog to un-depress them! For any possible lack of material it is also permissible to do a blog on bacon.

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  5. IRIS
    "I didn't know that you had so many pigfarmers across Texas among your followers. " has to be THE best one liner comment on Tom's blog EVER!

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    1. I agree, John. At least she said 'pig FARMERS'.

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    2. I want to know just how she worked that out!

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    3. Because she actually reads the bloody text - der.

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  6. in wales it is!
    sigh
    thats good
    we have not had a handbag moment for a while have we!?

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    1. Actually, it's DERRR! even in New South Wales, and no, we haven't.

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  7. So it was you fixing the book on the new Arch...

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    1. I was just about to open a book on 'who was it in the Thatcher government...', but the Guardian put a stop to it.

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