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The Vatican has given a big fat thumbs up to the Blues Brothers, the 30-year-old movie that saw John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd outwit cops, Illinois Nazis and ex-girlfriends to save a Catholic orphanage. Pope Benedict's in-house magazine L'Osservatore Romano has declared the film a "Catholic Classic" which should be recommended …

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MJI
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My favourite musical

Absolutely fantastic film.

One of my favourites.

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Pint

angry who?

A really angry Carrie Fisher, shirley?

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@Bruce

Carrie Fisher was psychotic. Aretha Franklin was just angry.

Damn it, I'm going to have to find time to watch it again this weekend now :-)

GJC

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"ow, you fat penguin!"

We should all strive to emulate the Blues Brothers.

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IT Angle

Nope sorry

there no scene of them alone with an alter boy

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Happy

@ Boris

No scene with an altar boy but there is the but with Cab Calloway hanging around a group of children at the orphanage, and the bit in the restaurant where Jake asks the fellow diner "how much for the little girl"!

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title

That should be

""There's no scene of them alone with an altar boy."

Just one of the benefits of a Catholic education.

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awesome Film

as the title states

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Out of curiosity

am I the only one who remembers seeing a version of the film that had Jake proclaiming at the end of the Gospel scene

"Jesus Christ, I've seen the light God loves <non-pc term for persons of African-American descent>"

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Four whole fried chickens

And a coke.

I'm sure there's something religious in there somewhere!

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Illinois Nazis?

I hate Illinois Nazis.

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The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year.

Hmmm, so it's OK to commit a crime as long as the church gets it's share of the gold...

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As it was, is, and shall ever be..

Until people grow out of religion, which unfortunately doesn't seem to be happening any time soon.

ttfn

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"They are clearly traditional neighbourhood Catholic priests."

That's funny, I don't remember the bit where they took the choirboy out to dinner at a fancy restaurant* in London.

*http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/24/oxo_tower/

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Wait...

If Aretha Franklin was really angry, how would you describe Carrie Fisher then??

/horn because no RPG icon.

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feckin wummins knickers

How long until Father Ted is also recommended?

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Heart

I think they only recommend movies

That's more of a documentary series.

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Gav
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That would be an ecumenical matter

Yes!

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Hardly catholic

Never heard the pope come out with anything to match "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. "

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Hit it.

And I'll bet the Popemobile has a catalytic converter, too. Poser. B^I

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Onward Christian Soldiers ?

So the next time a team of Jehova's Witness shows up at my door, I'll be shoving my Blues Brothers DVD in their face and demanding whether or not they've seen it.

I like that idea.

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Dogma

I wonder if the pope has seen Dogma?

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FYI

I am, and I have.

:-)

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Any chance....

The pope will also recommend Life of Brian??

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Any chance....

That after watching the Blues Brothers, the pope will also recommend that everyone watch the Life of Brian.

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watch it back to back...

...with 1priest1nun

no wonder the church is in trouble

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Romani eunt domum!

Two of my favorite movies.

He's not the Son of God, he's a very naughty boy!

and

Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail me now.

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Paris Hilton

No,no no, no...

Conjugate the verb....

Paris...

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No mention...

...of whether the Pontiff is an R&B fan (proper R&B, not that Beyonce and Usher-type crap)

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Mission from God

Only catholics can be truly on a mission from God of course.

Me?

I can't be arsed

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Yes!

And my fave is Elwood referring to the good Sister as "The Penguin." http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_up_32.png

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