The 1979 Irish Popemobile, an armoured car designed to exhibit the Pope on his visit, has been through a €60,000 makeover, and is now available for private hire:
According to a promotional pack, the vehicle has 15 seats, including the original “pope’s chair”. Mr Dunning plans to charge up to €300 an hour plus VAT for use of it .
He said the chair used by the pope was kept in his mother’s home in Greenhills, Dublin, while the vehicle’s makeover was completed.
“Nuns over from Rome were in my mother’s house to see it,” he said.
The promotional pack lists a number of possible uses, including “hen and stag [nights], debs and photo calls”.
Debs, hens and stags to make holy show of Popemobile [Irish Times]
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In acknowledgement of evangelical comic artist Jack Chick’s death yesterday, please enjoy this classic animation of the Chick tract “Somebody Goofed,” created in 1998 by longtime Boing Boing pals Syd Garon and Rodney Ascher.
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Hilarious infomercial from 1994 for a guardian angel phone hotline.
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