Friend-of-KtB Sascha Freudenheim brought this clip to my attention:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|You’re Welcome – Church Scandal Prevention|
which I, obviously, enjoyed.
Then, F.O.KtB Sascha suggested a Twitter campaign to get John Hodgman of the Daily Show to use the Pontifigate coinage. I said, “Sure! What’s a Twitter campaign?” Anyway, we both sent tweets to Hodgman and wouldn’t you know? He tweeted me back! Here’s our “conversation!”
marykvalle@Hodgman 1. Rick James described the “incense, wine and candles” as “such a freaky scene.” 2. It’s called “Pontifigate.” You’re welcome!
His reply was also sent to his over 400,000 followers. Let’s all cross our fingers and hope that they use it on the show! Buddha-killers! Our time has come! #Pontifigate fever: catch it!
Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.