Vatican II: Electric Boogaloo

It's what they call a "Pope-and-lock" routine.

VATICAN CITY - In an unusual spectacle at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II presided over a performance of break-dancers who leaped, flipped and spun their bodies to beats from a tinny boom box.

The 83-year-old pontiff seemed to approve, waving his hand after each dancer completed a move, then applauding for the entire group. He watched the performance Sunday from a raised throne.

"For this creative hard work I bless you from my heart," he said.

There is alegedly video of this at CNN, but you have to give them a credit card number to see it! WTF? What's the "cypherpunks/cypherpunks" CC number?

Update, Feb 5: alekb found RealVideo of this on some TV station site. It's small and grainy. It kind of reminds me of NASA moon-landing footage.

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13 Responses:

  1. sungo says:

    or genital/genital cc number :)

  2. baconmonkey says:

    I don't buy that story at all.

    my take on it from those pix: Altar Boy tryouts.

  3. head58 says:


    (hope there's enough cross-over with calamityjon's LJ for this to be as funny as I thoght it was...)

  4. _uriel_ says:

    Cool, two of the most pointless things on Earth; Organized Religion and Break Dancing.

  5. rasp_utin says:

    Well, that's the end of that... they're all getting tossed into the reliquary now.

  6. jcurious says:

    Last nights "Daily Show with John Stewart" had the footage for free ;)

    tivo / bittorrent /etc

  7. Do you think he's breakin' to catholic church music?

  8. baconmonkey says:

    wait a sec...
    didn't Psychic TV write a song a ways back about this very concept? well, not so much about it, but titled after it - i.e. that single, "Papal Breakdance"

  9. does anybody else think of a jester dancing for a king?

  10. quercus says:

    "My son. Is it not easier just to kiss the tarmac ?"