How The Papal Conclave Selects The Pope

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Splash

ABC 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louie Anderson, and other celebrities compete to see which one has the most mismanaged finances.

Saturday, March 23

There’s no Bloodmobile this week. Still have some left over from last time, matter of fact.

Stupid Ponds, Faggy Rivers

National Geographic 7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CDT Moody teenage host Grant Brock takes you to a few aquatic locales only a gay idiot would be dumb enough to enjoy.

Nadal Hits Shot Super Low To The Net

INDIAN WELLS, CA—In an interview following his 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Ernests Gulbis at the BNP Paribas Open, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal recounted hitting a shot during the second set Thursday that went super low over the net.

GOP Senator Flips On Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a leading conservative who was on Mitt Romney’s shortlist for vice president, announced the reversal of his longstanding position against same-sex marriage, saying he had a change of heart after his son came out to him two y...

NASA Designers Release Flirty New Space Skirt

The word 'innovate' is said over 24 million times at SXSW, NASA designers release a flirty new spaceskirt, and the next episode of 'Girls' to feature Lena Dunham shitting herself during gyno exam while eating a burrito.
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How The Papal Conclave Selects The Pope

The Vatican’s College of Cardinals will use an arcane, centuries-old process to select the next pope when it convenes the papal conclave this week. Here is the step-by-step guide to how the new pontiff will be chosen:

  • Step 1: Thorough background check ensures no candidate has previously been pope
  • Step 2: Candidates bare teeth and display genitals for judges to inspect
  • Step 3: Each cardinal asked to explain the difference between Jesus and God
  • Step 4: Transubstantiation lightning round
  • Step 5: Each candidate must stay the entire night in underground crypt to prove bravery
  • Step 6: Holy Spirit trust falls
  • Step 7: Cardinals hold election; in the event of a tie, the Vatican disbands and Catholicism is abolished
  • Step 8: Newly elected pope walks in a counterclockwise circle seven times to prove he’s not the devil
  • Step 9: Pontiff goes into a private room to have his portrait drawn; the first portrait is a serious one and the second is a fun one
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