March 14, 2005

The Bashmore Pope Sweepstake

Ladies and Gentlemen...roll up roll up...yes even you sir with the squint and the wooden leg...step right up

Welcome one and all to Bashmore When Will The Pope Croak Sweepstake
now you've all seen that Pope Johnny Boy has been released from hospital…but so what, everyone and i mean everyone knows the Popes days numbered…we asked a bunch of people
"Do you think the Pope will croak soon"
And got this reply:

Yep...thats even a big thumbs up from the big J himself

Don't worry, Johnny Boy's gave us backing...he's given himself some good odds

So don't be left out folks…sign up now for the sweepstake

how long til the Pope joins the choir invisible??
The winner will get a small hamper of food and the chance of being Pope for a week…yes you'll get to ride the Pope Mobile
how long til pope boy shuffles off this mortal coil…

Until next time…check yourself don't wreck yourself


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  1. I've got April the 1st.

    14 Mar 2005, 13:24

  2. Chris Carter

    I find this deeply offensive and move to have you shot as a martyr to one of the select few gutsy enough to take on complaining Warwick students who are up on their high horse for no apparent reason.

    14 Mar 2005, 13:24

  3. and yet you didn't pick a day. Time is a' ticking all the good days are going.

    14 Mar 2005, 13:31

  4. I'm going for Good Friday (and then to rise on Easter Sunday). ;)

    14 Mar 2005, 13:40

  5. If you're going to offend people deliberately at least try to do so with something funny and/or meaningful.

    14 Mar 2005, 14:34

  6. I think he'll be around until summer at least.

    14 Mar 2005, 14:45

  7. Peter J Thomas

    Edward and Chris are right.
    This is offensive. To put it eloquently: take it down – don't put anything of similar offensive content up ever again and fuck off!
    Get a life.

    14 Mar 2005, 15:30

  8. I sense a need to award somebody some R3TarDPOiNTz…

    14 Mar 2005, 15:56

  9. Edward Edward Edward,please calm down…this meaningful…come on…when dya think he'll go?
    Peter J Thomas…i find the term fuck off offensive, especially if you're not going to guess a day, byt the way read Chris' comment…dya think he's being sarcastic at all, well do ya…now fuck off
    ooh thats a confident guess Eleanor

    Keepem coming folks

    14 Mar 2005, 16:47

  10. uh…i cannot believe it Uncle Ben,.....
    How many times have i asked to be put down for April First and then you let this 'daniel lawrence' put his name down…well frnakly i am hurt, and if it is April First i shan't be laughing!
    Ok fine…second choice I'll go 04/05/05
    May the Fourth be with him…

    14 Mar 2005, 17:10

  11. Assuming he'll want to stick around long enough to see Reading clinch promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs I'm thinking mid May?

    14 Mar 2005, 17:14

  12. James Tarbit

    I'm being optimistic – but I'll go 7th May


    14 Mar 2005, 17:23

  13. 19th June.

    14 Mar 2005, 17:32

  14. Peter: sorry, but freedom of speech.

    I reckon Whit Sunday. May 15th.

    14 Mar 2005, 18:31

  15. What I find offensive is not the Papal death sweepstakes (though I'm sure any Catholic would). I object to the use of the image of Christ in this context – it's profane, cheap and tacky.

    But, as Daniel says, freedom of speech. I object to what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it and all that.

    14 Mar 2005, 18:45

  16. But when will the Pope snuff it Eddy Baby?

    14 Mar 2005, 19:19

  17. Bashmore…i am still angry!hmmmm
    anyway…whats the prize?!

    14 Mar 2005, 20:10

  18. Sorry Jack…but Dan got his place when the Sweepstake was put onto an official footing

    Prize is Hamper of Food and Pope for a month…as well as a ride in his Pope Mobile…which i know Mr Cooper wants a go in

    14 Mar 2005, 22:10

  19. There better be Onken…

    14 Mar 2005, 23:16

  20. i'm having the 4th of july, arbitrarily.

    15 Mar 2005, 11:45

  21. Chris

    I'll take until Christmas day.

    16 Mar 2005, 00:17

  22. Jesus didn't show up before but has somehow miraculously popped up with the command "show picture".

    So your shameless whoring of your sweepstake on other people's comments has done the trick.

    When you first mentioned it, I did go for "today" but seeing as they showed him being carted back to the vatican in a big ol' bus, I'm going to go with Easter Day (and if he isn't dead by then I'll bloody do it myself).

    Hmm, have I pushed the boundaries of offence?

    16 Mar 2005, 00:46

  23. Joselito

    He will die before being called to the michael jackson trial to defend kiddy fiddling

    16 Mar 2005, 08:42

  24. Hey you know in the spirit of whoring our own sites i believe the pope is a big fan of this

    16 Mar 2005, 12:39

  25. yeh well it don't work….
    that's the power of god for you

    16 Mar 2005, 12:40

  26. You forgot your http.

    16 Mar 2005, 12:44

  27. Berk!

    16 Mar 2005, 13:32

  28. 16 Mar 2005, 16:08

  29. Fuck off

    (please like me)

    16 Mar 2005, 16:13

  30. I'll take the 30th April please

    16 Mar 2005, 21:31

  31. OK I've double checked, I can definitely have Easter Day for dying, none of this rising business…I'll finish the job

    17 Mar 2005, 11:06

  32. Edward Cooper, you're either a comedy genius or a fucking idiot. I know which one I'm plumping for…

    Bashmore, you're an absolute disgrace. Respect, sir!

    17 Mar 2005, 12:53

  33. Milly

    I'm bored of the Pope (13th July my guessimate), is Dame Thora Hird still alive? Or did she die in some freak Stena Stair lift/walk in "get pneumonia whilst it drains" bath accident?

    17 Mar 2005, 14:57

  34. Yeah, she snuffed it. Two years ago on Tuesday, in fact.

    17 Mar 2005, 15:35

  35. Milly

    Ahh man, no wonder I haven't seen her wrinkly face on Last of the Summer Wine, or tacky as adverts in a while.
    I salute you old dead woman

    17 Mar 2005, 15:55

  36. I'm going to waste the 50001st comment to say:


    17 Mar 2005, 17:07

  37. What does the Pope use to clean up dog crap?

    A Pope Scoop of course!

    Put me down for 26th June.

    18 Mar 2005, 18:33

  38. Ed

    Was going to make a profound comment about the irresponsibility of the Pope's decision to voice the catholic attitude to contraception to a highly religious sub-saharan audience, where in some areas 55% of the population are HIV+...

    but no,

    I'll merely leave you this one thought: Carter got 'sexed' recently. This means my theory on the cause his rampant cynicism and continual blog-based abuse is screwed. Bugger – maybe he is just a miserable cunt (sorry Edward. that was CUNT).

    But why, oh, why did they take him away from me. I am nothing without him.

    I dont think this Edward Cooper is in any danger of being a comedy genius.

    Happy Easter you fuckers.

    Oh, and 17th August… x

    26 Mar 2005, 10:22

  39. Looks like I'm out of the running.

    26 Mar 2005, 13:17

  40. Looks like Dan is going to win.

    01 Apr 2005, 11:24

  41. is it too late for me to go for the second? if he can just hold out 8 1/2 more hours i'm in there!

    01 Apr 2005, 15:35

  42. Bashmore

    Yes the Popester's nearly checked out folks, and it looks like Dan might claim it if JP stops hanging on

    Bad luck Helen…betting was halted the minute the ol' boy took a turn for the worse…and constant watching of Sky News seems to show that it's unlikely he'll last much longer

    01 Apr 2005, 16:29

  43. damn it!

    01 Apr 2005, 16:37

  44. Mr Ashmore seeing as the pope is about to leave this mortal coil i am even more perturbed that my original april first guess (call it divine inspiration!) was pipped to the post….

    ah well, i guess the best man won (or is about to)

    01 Apr 2005, 17:11

  45. Steve39

    He'll outlive the lot of us!

    02 Apr 2005, 14:02

  46. Steve39

    Q: How many Popes does it take to change a lightbulb?
    A: None, the lightbulb hasn't gone yet – we are still awaiting news on the lightbulbs condition, at last report it was severly weakened but still lucid. We are expecting another bulletin in two hours

    02 Apr 2005, 14:14

  47. Steve39


    The lightbulb's condition is unchanged.

    02 Apr 2005, 14:32

  48. He's gone now. Who had April 2nd?

    02 Apr 2005, 21:56

  49. Har.

    HAHA. Goggle led me here. Fabulous.

    The pope was dead for twenty years you know. He only just stopped moving.

    20 Jul 2005, 13:17

  50. Dylan

    ahahaha, you guys kick ass.

    reading this was a huge laugh :)
    if i knew what the date was i'd write it… Friday, 26 August 2005

    26 Aug 2005, 07:43

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