Saturday, December 22, 2007

Father knows jest

The scene: a D.C. luncheon earlier today, reuniting the visiting Father C. John McCloskey with locals who miss him from his days directing the CIC, converts, spiritual directees, and other friends.

Woman, to Father C. John: "You're on YouTube? What are you doing there?"

Father C. John [in perfect Buster Keaton deadpan]: "Air guitar. Mostly Byrds and Yardbirds."

Me [corpsing with laughter, finally catching my breath]: "Yeah, like 'Jesus Is Just Alright.'"

That made the priest laugh, I'm proud to say.

Here's what he really does on YouTube:

More videos here.