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Holy Seal for the Holy See

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Holy Seal for the Holy See is a special staple, for fastening documents together, that takes the form of a tiny crucifix, complete with sculpted figure.

These are loaded as strips into the complimentary custom built staple gun, designed to accept the angled staple strip. (see diagram)

The actual sharp staple parts that fold under, gripping the back of the paper when the staples are clipped in place, are located at the three points where the crucifixion nails were positioned.

(note to Vatican..... told you I would have made a good Pope)

xenzag, Oct 08 2011

Holy Seal for Holy See https://sodabred.tu...-the-holy-see-its-a
staple strip [xenzag, Oct 08 2011, last modified Apr 24 2018]


       Presumably the matching removal tool looks like a couple of Roman soldiers with a ladder.   

       Once the staples are removed, can they be used again after three days ?   

       This idea is a tasteless pun at the expense of Roman Catholicism. [+].
8th of 7, Oct 08 2011

       To paraphrase some comedien, this whole cross business would be a bit like writing to JFK's family with a little rifle motif on the corner of the page. [+]
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 08 2011

       One rifle, or two ? The Warren Commission's still out on that one ...
8th of 7, Oct 08 2011

       BION- this is actually sort of baked, not in stapular form, but the Vatican has a special binding press used for papal documents. I learned about it when I visited St. John's Basilica with my grandparents. I don't know the technical details, but it binds even a single page into a padded leather dossier-thingy with the keys-and-crown embossed in (supposedly) real gold. I'll try to find a link to support my anecdotal claim, but for now, if you watch the move Angels & Demons, you can catch a glimpse of the machine in the far right corner of the Pope's office when Tom Hanks enters to find the Chamerlengo (sp?) prostrate in front of the fireplace. The device looks sort of like a wood-paneled xerox machine.
Alterother, Oct 08 2011

       Well, you learn something new everyday!   

       I was under the impression that that no-one had seen that movie.
4whom, Oct 08 2011

       I didn't actually see the machine when I was there, of course, just a picture of it and an example of the binding. When I spotted it in the movie many years later, I very excitedly pointed it out to my wife, who, in the fashion of all good wives, couldn't have cared less and bade me shut the hell up.
Alterother, Oct 08 2011

       Did she say something along the lines of: "Franking? My dear, I don't give a damn!"
4whom, Oct 08 2011

       Amusing, but her words were more along the lines of "I don't care about the thing in the franking corner, I'm trying to watch the franking movie!"   

       [+] for custom-shaped staples. Can I get some made to look like Mjolnir?
Alterother, Oct 08 2011

       That may stick out like a Thor sum.
4whom, Oct 08 2011

       Well, at least you got your money's worth.
Alterother, Oct 08 2011

       oooh, cheap shot!
4whom, Oct 08 2011

       Meh, the church doesn't use paper anymore. C'mon this is 2011.
DIYMatt, Oct 08 2011

       [DIYMatt], of course they still use paper! You cant wipe a choirboy's chin off with an e-mail.
4whom, Oct 08 2011

       Who's taking cheap shots now?   

       Not the choirboys. Those lawsuits really add up.
Alterother, Oct 08 2011

       Mark that person for Sainthood.
Ah Supp, Oct 09 2011

       Coming up next. Virgin Mary appears before non Catholic children. Now. That truly is a miracle!
Ah Supp, Oct 09 2011

       //This idea is a tasteless pun at the expense of Roman Catholicism. 8thof 7, // May you burn in Hell. Failing that, you will be burned at the stake.
Ah Supp, Oct 09 2011

       Can we get a side order of french fries with that ?
8th of 7, Oct 09 2011

       Certainly. Would you like some vinegar?
Ah Supp, Oct 09 2011

       Is that really vinegar, or have you just been buying that very cheap communion wine again ?
8th of 7, Oct 09 2011

       Nah. It was sponged off some Roman Soldier's spear.
Ah Supp, Oct 09 2011

       We assume that's a euphemism.
8th of 7, Oct 09 2011

       Sorry yes but a very lame one, I am ashamed. it was 4.30. a.m. though.
Ah Supp, Oct 09 2011

       Maybe where you were. Everywhere else it was the middle of the day.
Alterother, Oct 09 2011

       Except for where we are, when it's the middle of tomorrow.
8th of 7, Oct 09 2011

       No, it's still yesterday in the West Country.
Alterother, Oct 09 2011

       Flaming banjos! Is it yesterday afternoon already?
Ah Supp, Oct 10 2011

       Not anymore.
Alterother, Oct 10 2011

       Let's not be spiteful towards an "absurdity which is logical and coherent and to embrace one which is illogical and incoherent".
rcarty, Oct 10 2011

       Ouch! That rap over the knuckles really hurt.   

       Back to the subject, I foresee the paper clip idea being an instant hit sold in packets of four during Papal visits. The number four, symbolizing, Holy father, Holy Son, Holy Ghost, and 'Holy crap.Those are expensive!"
Ah Supp, Oct 10 2011

       // I shall turn the other cheek //   

       Very well, but please pull your trousers back up first. You do realise that there are sensitive Scots Guardsmen that read this site ?
8th of 7, Oct 10 2011

       Scotch Guard? Shirley only the fabrics...
4whom, Oct 10 2011

       // tongue in cheek remarks. Make of that what you will. //   

       The classic "Private Eye" cartoon of LBJ and Harold Wislon springs to mind.   

8th of 7, Oct 10 2011

       No, that was "Gay News" ...
8th of 7, Oct 10 2011

       I suppose that was the "Big Issue" of your time.
4whom, Oct 10 2011

       //where Christians are taught to turn the other cheeee.....// How do you know which is the other cheese?
pocmloc, Oct 11 2011

       See tumblr updated illustration.
xenzag, Apr 28 2018

       Not to mention the Diet of Wurms...
not_morrison_rm, Apr 28 2018

       What has become of the Halfbakery?? There does not seem to a be a single seal-pun related joke anywhere.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 29 2018

       .....and no references to a staple diet either :-(
xenzag, Apr 29 2018


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