Thursday, September 13, 2007

Making Your Own Pope Hat

Judy the Rebel got me thinking about some of the stunts that I've pulled in my life that have gotten me into hot water (Actually that's an odd expression if you think about it. The only time that I'm in hot water is in the bathtub or a whirlpool--which is usually a good thing.)

In a former life, I was the youth director of a small church in northeastern Indiana. One day, me and two other folks (one was--still is--a friend and the other was a youth group kid) were hanging out at the church just for fun when one of us discovered a cool way to make a Pope hat out of some cardboard and markers. Don't ask me, "why?" we did this. It just happened--like that time when Edison was watching TV and came up with the idea for the light bulb.

Anyway, this great idea turned into a brief video concept which consisted of one guy playing the Pope and another guy playing a heckler. You just don't see a lot of heckling at Pope events, so we thought it would be humorous--and it least to the three of us who made the video. The Elders of the church didn't think it all that funny and I received a severe wrist slapping along with a recommendation that I not make any more videos at the church without screening them to the leadership first.


scott said...

I made a bunch of SWEET horror films at that church when I was in high school. Were we not supposed to do that?

I think this calls for some Youtube... I wanna see the pope hats (which, incidentally, also often look like KKK hats, which might have been one of the problems).

Robotface Shumway (Big Doofus) said...

I don't know if I still have a copy of the infamous Pope Hat video. If I do, I'll see if I can convert it--hey, I just made a pun!!! W'hoo!

Toni in the midst said...

You mean,...I'm not supposed to have pope hats penciled in for arts and crafts three weeks from Thursday? Uh oh........
p.s. How odd the elders didn't see the humor in it. ;)

JAN said...

Judy the Rebel, eh? I kinda like it!
I'm actually leaving a comment about your wife's post from today.
Don't you think it's time for a new hand mixer? (Christmas is coming......)

Uvulapie said...

I wanna see the horror films too!

But as bad as this was, I don't think it tops being the youth director and playing that evil Dungeons & Dragons with the kids, corrupting their fragile minds. Next time better stick to Ouija boards.

Sniz said...

I personally think it's a great idea to show videos at church without getting approval. What's up with your funky church? You need to go somewhere more open minded. This reminds me of my cousin's wedding where the bride's best friend, a gay man, offered to write an original song to sing at the wedding. But with all the pre-wedding excitement, there was no time for my cousin to hear it beforehand. I don't know who was more embarrassed when the guy got up and sang about his pillow...or was it his lover? Or was his lover supposed to be the couple getting married? No one was quite sure.