Thursday, December 08, 2005

A penny for your thoughts

The papal mint is beginning to sell special edition coins with my face. I was a little worried that nobody would buy them, but my public relations team seems pretty confident. Even though the coin is only worth 20 euros, we’ll be selling them for 160 euros. Not a bad mark up.

I can’t tell you how much this coin is really boosting my self-esteem. It makes me feel loved and appreciated.

I was thinking about all the great people in history that have had coins made for them. Do you know who appears on the United States penny? It’s President Lincoln. He was a great man, but he only got the penny. I’m a newly appointed Pope and my coin is already worth 160 euros. I guess that should mean something.

The only part that bothers me is that I’m not really pleased with the way my face looks on the coin. The coin makes me look a lot older, and it sort of exaggerates my weak chin. I guess that’s one of the drawbacks of being on a coin.


Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Sounds like quite a profit! What will you be doing with it? Giving it to the Catholic charities instead of socking it away in the ol' coffers? Just wondering.

BTW, I think there's a market for Papal Mints... you could have them stamped with your likeness. Perhaps you could contract with York and sub it out to them...

12/08/2005 7:07 PM  
Blogger Pope Benedict XVI said...

Not a bad idea. Do I have to share the profits with you since you thought of the idea?

12/08/2005 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some of the profits going to the poor/food banks? President Lincoln is also on the $5 dollar bill for future reference.

12/08/2005 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you giving those coins out as gifts? If so, I want one.

12/09/2005 5:53 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

How does this fit with the whole 'render unto Ceasar' bit in the Bible. I hate to be the one who farts in mass, but would Jesus appreciate the coin?

12/09/2005 4:56 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Green said...

Too bad you couldn't get buyers to vote on whether they wanted young pope or old pope. I guess being Elvis had some advantages.

12/10/2005 9:59 PM  
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