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Wednesday: April 20, 2005


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Someone’s been watching too much television. Cut on the Bias refers to “John Cardinal Ratzinger”. Pope Benedict XVI is — or was — Joseph Ratzinger. John Ratzenberger played Cliff Claven on Cheers. I wonder how many others have made the same mistake this week.


  1. Love the one you’re with
    The Roman Catholic Church has a new leader, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, now Pope Benedict XVI. A lot of…

    Trackback by cut on the bias — Wednesday: April 20, 2005 @ 9:00 PM GMT-0500

  2. It’s an up and down world, even for a pope
    Alan at Theosebes has a few comments on the ascension of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger to the papacy, and then does…

    Trackback by cut on the bias — Wednesday: April 20, 2005 @ 9:03 PM GMT-0500

  3. I assume you meant she referred to him as Ratzenberger?

    Otherwise this post makes precious little sense.

    Comment by Sigivald — Thursday: April 21, 2005 @ 1:04 PM GMT-0500

  4. No, the point is that she called him John, like the actor, when his name is Joseph. It’s not just the last names that differ.

    Comment by Dr. Weevil — Thursday: April 21, 2005 @ 1:46 PM GMT-0500

  5. Ahh. I admit I’ve paid little attention to his first name.

    Then again, I didn’t consciously realise JP2’s first name was Karol until he was dead, so…

    Comment by Sigivald — Friday: April 22, 2005 @ 11:36 AM GMT-0500

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