January 23, 2013

"An 80-year-old former Australian Catholic priest... bit off a fellow clergyman's ear during a row over a parking spot."

"Thomas Byrne... reportedly told [Fr Thomas Smith, 81] to pick up something he had lost during the brief scuffle. That something turned out to be a part of Smith's ear.... but he did not realise that until he got back to his room and took the object out of his pocket."

At some point, very old people really shouldn't be driving.

29 comments:

EMD said...

This has nothing to do with driving.

Maybe you don't want old people parking.

Seeing Red said...

Very old people?

Marshal said...

That something turned out to be a part of Smith's ear, the court heard, but he did not realise that until he got back to his room and took the object out of his pocket.
How can you not realize a piece of your ear was bitten off?

EDH said...

At some point, very old people really shouldn't have teeth?

Mitchell the Bat said...

You know those old people, . . . ear today, gone tomorrow.

Clyde said...

Jesus wept.

MadisonMan said...

Very old people?

It's not the age, it's the mileage.

YoungHegelian said...

If these men truly seek to be guided by the message of the Gospels, they should know by now that ear amputation is best carried out by sword.

Apostolic succession, indeed!

edutcher said...

Now that's what pre-Vatican II priests were like.

PS Age has nothing to do with driving. I've seen 95 year old ladies sharp as a razor who drove themselves everywhere.

traditionalguy said...

It must be Mick the Crocodile Priest.

Colonel Angus said...

At some point, very old people really shouldn't be driving.

Or sitting in Congress or the USSC.

Levi Starks said...

"At some point, very old people really shouldn't have teeth?"

Yes, lets see the stats on how many people lose ears to teeth every year.
And lets see the amendment protecting our right to keep and bare teeth.

Irene said...

The article doesn't address the interesting part: why he's a "former" priest (or a "former" Australian).

wyo sis said...

At some point a priest should learn to control his temper.

Maybe that's why he's former.

Inga said...

I bet he got an earful for it too.

The Drill SGT said...

I assume they mean 'retired' not 'former'.

like lawyers, I think Priests are 'non-practicing' rather than disbarred when they get old.


mccullough said...

Don't fuck with an Irish priest. Fr. Byrne taught Mike Tyson how to bite.

sydney said...

What Irene said. He is a former priest or a former Australian?

BarrySanders20 said...

Friends, Roman (Catholics), countrymen, lend me your ears.

Bill Harshaw said...

Which is why everyone over 60 should push to make self-driving cars legal.

Crunchy Frog said...

Evander Holyfield could not be reached for comment.

Drago said...

EMD said: "This has nothing to do with driving. Maybe you don't want old people parking."

Actually, this has nothing to do with driving and nothing to do with old people.

It has everything to do with this gent being an Aussie.

The Aussies are great and if you have to be in a scrape they are great guys to have around. On the other hand, they are quite exciteable......

ricpic said...

Very old people. You'd think they were a race apart. Inside you're the same hothead or the same cautious timid type you were at 20.

Paddy O said...

Why would a priest want to renounce his Australian nationality?

Smilin' Jack said...

""An 80-year-old former Australian Catholic priest... bit off a fellow clergyman's ear during a row over a parking spot.""

Obviously you can't be a former Australian, and the sacrament of ordination is irrevocable. So he must be a former Catholic. Probably converted to Scientology...they don't take no shit from nobody.

Methadras said...

Don't piss of the olds about their parking spots. Did he bite off more than he could chew I wonder?

Fred Carolina said...

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kentuckyliz said...

Unless you eat of the flesh of the priest of the son of man, you have no life in you. If you eat the flesh and drink the blood of the priest of the son of man, you will have eternal life, and you will not die forever.*

* This is a more biblically accurate translation. It isn't "you will never die" but "you will not die forever." That matches our experience better. I prefer the faithful translation.

kentuckyliz said...

TAWONDA!!!!