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Topless acrobats do sexy time for Pope at Vatican

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Looking like a sketch from Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, four circus acrobats known as Fratelli Pellegrini (bottled water brothers?), trailed by a catwoman coat collector, strode onto the Vatican proscenium yesterday, and put on a show for Pope Benedict XVI, Fratelli Pellegrini-style.

The acrobats were invited to do their human Jenga/living-art performance during the weekly Papal audience as part of a convention on circuses, organized by the Vatican's Office for Migrants.

The bizarre scene resembles nothing so much as a Chippendale's routine for an aging theologian in a big chair. If you can make it to second fifty-seven, enjoy a one-second close-up of the pontiff observing the proceedings like a monitor lizard checking out foliage. Enjoy the Euro-Tesh, pseudo-triumphant soundtrack, and nuns waving cloths and taking pictures as if they were at a Jonas Brothers concert. You're welcome.