Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Holy ink, after Pope Francis, 81, told priests they should consider getting tattoos to be more in sync with “the culture of the young.”
Yellow cards, after an Italian soccer goalie was sent off for urinating behind his goal. Armando Prisco says that he tried to be discreet by pretending to stretch, but that in future “I’ll try to hold it in. I’m 21 and I’m not incontinent yet.”
Roseanne Barr, after the ABC reboot of the popular TV sitcom from the ’90s drew 18.2 million viewers for its premiere episodes, the largest audience for any network sitcom since 2014. In the show, Roseanne is a working-class President Trump supporter who trades barbs with her liberal sister, Jackie.
Bad week for:
Rick Santorum, former Republican senator turned CNN analyst, who advised that rather than campaigning for “phony gun laws,” activist teens would be better off “taking CPR classes” to help save their fellow students after they’ve been shot.
Humility, after former President Barack Obama told an audience in Japan that the goal of his charitable Obama Foundation is to “create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas.”
Innocents abroad, after firefighters in Florence doused a blaze in the apartment of three American exchange students who put dry pasta in a pan without water and turned up the heat. “We thought it was cooked like that,” said one of the three women, all 20.