The world is too much with us: so for a bit of relief, it is time for an Advent outing worthy off nothing at all, save the Joy that is to come when, in blog heaven all is revealed.
Readers of this blog must recognize by now that I am an admirer of Fr. Jake Stops the World. I am for many reasons, not the least is the title itself. But, truth be known I am also admiring of his vistage, both in cartoon form and in photograph.
Here are both, for your viewing pleasure. Please note the use of hats, the fine mustache, the shades, the hint of a sneer. He is hip, he is a priest forever after the order of .... well, who knows. I was never quite sure until today when someone pointed to a new song with the voice of Fr. Guido Sarduci. Now I realize Fr. Jake and Fr. Guido are surely of the same order, if not brothers.
A picture of the well known Fr. Sarducci reveals all: Notice the same clerical garb, the same slant of the hat, the same mustache, the shades, the hint of a sneer. These are two priests cut from the same cloth. God bless their little hearts.
Fr. Guido Sarducci has just published a new song, a remarkably bad overlay of a remarkably bad song in the background. It is worth every minute of it to hear it. HEAR IT NOW
Don Novello, the one behind the good Father said in a San Francisco Cronicle article that he realised that he was setting the bar pretty high in recording this song... the bar being the worse Christmas song ever.
Our own Fr. Jake sets high bars in other ways, and I wish him the best, and his alter ego too.
And may all your Christmas songs be better than the good Fr. Sarducci's.