As white smoke poured into the sky above the Sistine Chapel yesterday, the world anxiously waited to hear who the new Pope would be. As always, Twitter provided running commentary.
The new Pope is off to a bad start. Wearing white before Memorial Day…Oy. ampmdash; Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) March 14, 2013
There’s also white smoke coming out of my office, but nobody seems that excited about it. #popeampmdash; Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 13, 2013
Congratulations to the Vatican on the new pope! And this time, they found one who never was a Nazi! (we hope, he’s from Argentina) ampmdash; Bill Maher (@billmaher) March 13, 2013
I hope the new pope retweets people more ampmdash; B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) March 13, 2013
“it came true” ampmdash; B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) March 13, 2013
Don’t call the new pope Francis - his name is Frank - If you call him Francis he’s gonna kill you ampmdash; David Arquette (@davidarquette) March 13, 2013
Ever early to the party, Rashida Jones considered throwing her name in weeks ago:
Too late to throw my hat in the ring for Pope candidate?I look dope in white.Also, I’m Jewish & a woman & biracial &…wait…forget it. ampmdash; Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) March 1, 2013
Any thoughts on the new Pope? Share them in the comments!
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
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