Friday, August 22, 2008


Currency Lad has tagged me with the following meme: "If you should pass from our presence, what picture of you shall we use for your saint's card - should you be so elevated - and of what do you want to be patron?"

St. Paco the Mild, patron saint of missionaries. Here is my saint's card:


C.L. said...

HA! Paco, ora pro nobis.

mojo said...

Siege of Chalus?

Paco said...

Mojo: In reality, a picture of Richard Lion Heart battling Saladin (apocryphal, of course; I don't believe there's any evidence that Richard actually met Saladin personally, in battle or elsewhere. But a damn fine picture, nonetheless).

kae said...

Paco, it's true.
I saw the movie.

What's a reliable source for this kind of history that I can access on the web?

Minicapt said...

1. Like St Jude, but with less confidence in the final outcome.
2. Kae: 'reliable' and 'accessed on the web' are often quite exclusive. One quotes from, or links to, a web source because one knows from other material or from studies that the selected web source has accurate data.


RebeccaH said...

Hmm. I rather thought of you as St. Paco de Libris, patron saint of bookwor--- er, book lovers.

The Wizard of WOZ said...

I'd always thought of you as Saint P.A.C.O., the patron saint of shell companies and internet scams.

Thats a cool pic though, astride a charger beating the unholy snot out of the infidels.

mojo said...

Kae: I like Brittanica

mojo said...

Oops - Brittania

"Ruling the Waves since 1600"©

mojo said...


Willie Willie Harry Stee
Harry Dick John Harry three;
One two three Neds, Richard two
Harrys four five six....then who?
Edwards four five, Dick the bad,
Harrys (twain), Ned six (the lad);
Mary, Bessie, James you ken,
Then Charlie, Charlie, James again...
Will and Mary, Anna Gloria,
Georges four, Will four Victoria;
Edward seven next, and then
Came George the fifth in nineteen ten;
Ned the eighth soon abdicated
Then George six was coronated;
After which Elizabeth
And that's all folks until her death.

Old Sailor Man said...

In those days the West understood the aphorism "Know thine enemy"

carpefraise said...

St Paco, if you be the right-thinking individual with his elbow guarding his helmeted head, then you be rightly named St Paco the Mild, and your offspring could have the soubriquets Lord Pallas the Prudent and Lady Sarah of the Ultimate in Discreet Exits.

I rather like the expression on the face of the Muslim on the extreme left (so to speak). He seems to be quizzically examining something before leaping into the fray.

Paco said...

Carpefraise: Haw! I think that pensive Muslim has just recollected that he doesn't absolutely have to die in battle to get into Paradise, and is considering some alternative to having his head cloven by the Christian mace.