Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pauli blows chance to get on TV by being his usual laconic, abrasive, sarcastic self

I probably won't make the evening news since I'm such a smart-ass, but honestly I hadn't even heard of the big pope euthanasia rumor. I was approached by a channel 19 news-chick going up the steps of St. John's at Noon today. It went kind of like this:

news19chick: Excuse me sir... I know mass is starting... have you heard about the story... I mean you're a good Catholic, right?... the Roman Catholic church claims to be against euthanasia... an Italian physician said the Pope didn't have to die.... what do you think?

pauli: Sounds like Godfather three.

cameraman: [laughs]

news19chick: uhh... O... K... more... give me more, I need more, can you give me more thoughts....

pauli: Well, I thought the first two Godfather films were a lot better.

I then turned around and went into the cathedral for Mass. Like I said, I doubt they'll run that.

I try to look on the bright side of things. At least she's not out making porno movies.

Father Jonathan deals with the whole non-story here in a more substantive way than I did.

Mr. Coppola, I hate to tell you this, but your beard could have done a better acting job than your daughter.

UPDATE: Finished watching the channel 19 news at 11PM and they ran the story about the Italian doctor, the feeding tube, blah, blah, blah... but they didn't show anyone they man-in-the-street-interviewed. That's funny because they hung around outside the Cathedral all through Mass and were there interviewing 3 or 4 people when I was on my way to lunch with a friend. We were laughing; obviously the daily Mass crew isn't composed of the types to say "No... really? You don't say! Wow! I knew Pope John Paul II was a big hypocrite!"


  1. Pauli said:

    "Mr. Coppola, I hate to tell you this, but your beard could have done a better acting job than your daughter."

    An example of what Nepotism can get you. Francis Ford Coppola is a master at it. In the Godfather movies he has his dad Carmine compose the themes, his sister Talia Shire, is of course Connie. The next logical step for him is having his daughter star in Godfather III. Though I do have to admit, that she is turning into a fair director. As her movie Lost in Translation shows.

  2. Funny, I just saw "Lost in Translation", and someone pointed out that she directed/produced it. I liked it, very funny albeit depressing.

  3. pauli, you should have played ball and pretended the scales were falling from your eyes right there on the cathedral steps when the reporter told you the big news. "WHAT!? then that means this must all be a lie! thank you reporterette for saving me from my delusion!" and then if you broke down crying in despair ... they might've uploaded it to the network and put it on the national news.

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  5. Well I am sure it would have def. made the news if he started crying about "waisting his life"

  6. I joked to my wife last night that the reason they singled me out was that my hairdo reminded them of Sinead O'Connor.

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