Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pope Argentinus I, The Musical: Ragtime Meets Tango
I am not religious, in fact I'm irreligious, but I can't ignore the ascension of an Argentine pope who threatens to upstage President Cristina Fernández (who has her differences with the church in general and the former Cardenal Bergoglio in particular). The Cardinal will relocate from his post in Buenos Aires's Catedral Metropolitana (pictured below) to a bigger stage in the Vatican.
Popes may be replaceable, but Lehrer is not. In fact, to continue with the Argentine theme, he even composed his own distinctive tango: