I’ve been feeling like a smug shit juxtaposing Marina Abramović against pictures of his Papal Highest, but let it be known that those images were culled from “Habemus Papam,” an Italian comedy from director Nanni Moretti (no relation to Franco, sadly). The film’s title is the latinate cry “We have a Pope!” announced by the Cardinal Protodeacon, the senior Cardinal Deacon, upon the election of a new pope. (Thanks, Wikipedia!) The IMDB summary of the film: “A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.” Obviously it’s showing on campus somewhere. I’m sure it’s hilarious and uplifting. Nanni Moretti—referring again to IMDB—“lives in Rome, where since he was a kid he devotes himself to his two passions: cinema and water-polo. In 1970 he also played in water-polo first division in Italy, and in the junior National team. In those years he was also very committed in politcs, within the extra-parliament left wing. Once finished high school studies, he sold his stamps collection to buy a super8 cinema camera, using which he started shooting home-made short films with his friends in 1973. His professional movie-making career starts with Ecce bombo (1978). This was also his first nation-wide success, and still a cult-movie for many Italians.” And, let the record state, I’m merely assuming he’s not related to Franco Moretti. I am not a journalist. Because I am not observant.